Procurement and supply chain have always been strange bedfellows in manufacturing organizations. There's a rather arbitrary dividing line between activities, which, academically speaking, should not exist in the first place, such as balancing inventory/order size with cost and risk.
In the coming years, the global shipping industry is expected to decline by five percent to 10 percent, according to Global Shipping Industry 2013 - Forecast, Trends and Opportunities, a report from Taiyou Research.
A groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction for one of Switzerland's most advanced logistics centres, built by Schenker Schweiz AG. The new logistics hub will include office buildings, on a 38,500 square-meter property in Pfungen, Canton Zurich.