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European Auto Sales Jump To 9-Year High

European Auto Sales Jump to 9-Year High

European car sales rose to a nine-year high in 2016, with Renault SA taking advantage of recovering demand and Volkswagen AG's tarnished reputation to leap to second place from third in the region. »


Water-Related Supply Chain Risk More Than Quadrupled Last Year

Companies need to step up their efforts in one supply chain risk area - the threats posed by water scarcity, according to Alexis Bateman in the MIT Sloan Management Review. »


Unilever Pledges To Go Green On All Plastic Packaging

Unilever Pledges to Go Green on All Plastic Packaging

The consumer goods giant Unilever has pledged to make all of its plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. »


More Pay, Greater Confidence Lift U.S. Retail Sales - But Brick-and-Mortar Chains Lag

More Pay, Greater Confidence Lift U.S. Retail Sales - But Brick-and-Mortar Chains Lag

Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay. »


China, Vietnam Pledge South China Sea Peace

China, Vietnam Pledge South China Sea Peace

China and Vietnam have issued a joint statement pledging to manage their maritime differences and safeguard peace in the South China Sea. »


Fedex, Walgreens Hope To Thwart 'Porch Pirates' With 8,000 More Secure Locations

Fedex, Walgreens Hope to Thwart 'Porch Pirates' With 8,000 More Secure Locations

As concerns rise over express package thefts, FedEx and Walgreens pharmacies have inked a long-term deal to install 8,000 secure pickup/dropoff locations in pharmacies across the United States. »


H&M Sales Fall Behind Inditex Due To Poor Weather, Slower Supply Chain Reaction

Budget fashion retailer H&M reported this week a 6 percent year-on-year increase in local currency sales in December, the slowest pace since September and lagging expectations. »


Hear from Otto, Amazon, Avnet, IBM, Land O’Lakes, Schneider Electric and more …

As supply chain professionals, we face many business-critical challenges. The one currently on everyone’s mind - what’s the best strategy to ensure the customer comes first every time? eft is gathering the top supply chain minds and trailblazers at the Supply Chain Summit on June 14th-... »


U.S. Manufacturing Expands At Fastest Pace In 2 Years

American manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in two years, reflecting firmer output and the biggest pickup in orders growth since August 2009. »


World Economy To Grow At 2.7 Percent, World Bank Says

World Economy to Grow at 2.7 Percent, World Bank Says

The global economy is forecast to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 after reaching a post-crisis low of 2.3 percent in 2016, according to the World Bank. »


VW Dropped From Trusted-Cargo Program Over Cheating Scandal

VW Dropped From Trusted-Cargo Program Over Cheating Scandal

The emissions-cheating scandal that has cost Volkswagen AG more than $20bn has also made it harder to import its cars to the U.S. »


U.S. Machine Tool Orders Declined In Late 2016

New orders for machine tools declined in November for the second consecutive month, following the increases in August and September, coinciding with IMTS 2016. U.S. manufacturers ordered $329.61m worth of new manufacturing technology during November, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology... »


Air Cargo Flies High As E.U. Airports Post Bumper Numbers

Air Cargo Flies High As E.U. Airports Post Bumper Numbers

Starting with the latest numbers from IATA, which wrap up the reporting on November's performance, the upward trend in air cargo has been confirmed once again. Global airfreight markets registered high demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), that rose by 6.8 percent in November 2016,... »


SM Group Launches Container Line At Former Hanjin Shipping Office

SM Group Launches Container Line at Former Hanjin Shipping Office

Korean construction firm SM Group has launched a new container carrier, SM Line, based on the carrier business of Hanjin Shipping. »


Amazon Tests Product Listing Ads, Tops Google

While for years Google was the number-one online destination for shoppers searching for products across desktop, mobile and tablet, it has recently lost its top ranking as a product search starting place to Amazon. »


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