supply chain

Business, Equipment

Supply Chain Disruptions Foster ‘Just-in-Case’ Strategy

Major supply chain disruptions from weather or other disasters can turn just-in-time inventory management into a liability rather than a solution, according to freight transportation experts.

June 3, 2013
Perspective, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Supply Chain Accountability

Over the past several years, government regulation that should be directed at every link of the supply chain has become increasingly focused on the trucking industry’s portion. If this continues, it quickly will become toxic to our industry and the economy as a whole.

December 17, 2012
Perspective, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Mobile Tech and the Supply Chain

Advanced transportation management systems (TMS) have long provided automation and functionality that help plan, optimize, manage and execute transportation more accurately and productively than — to be blunt — a human being.

December 5, 2011
Perspective, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Late Fees and Supply Chain Integrity

Appointment scheduling is common in today’s transportation industry. It allows for the orderly receipt of shipments, reduces waiting time and increases routing and operations productivity. When all goes according to plan, the supply chain flows with optimal efficiency.

January 7, 2011
Business, Equipment

Chicago Manufacturing Index Falls in August

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region grew in August at the slowest pace since November, the Institute for Supply Chain Management-Chicago said Tuesday.

August 31, 2010
Business, Equipment

Chicago Manufacturing Index Rises in July

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region grew in July, showing expansion for the tenth straight month, the Institute for Supply Chain Management-Chicago said Friday.

July 30, 2010
Business, Equipment

Cooperation Alters Operations Among Warehouse Users

For more than 15 years, Just Born Inc., the Pennsylvania candy maker of Peeps and of Mike and Ike, transported newly made confections from its Bethlehem plant to two warehouses 75 miles away.

July 26, 2010
Business, Equipment

ISM Factory Index Shows Expansion in June

U.S. manufacturing activity showed expansion in June for the 11th straight consecutive month but dropped from may, the Institute for Supply Management said Thursday.

July 1, 2010
Business, Equipment

Ryder Receives Patent for Web-based Tools, Method for Supply Chain Management

Ryder System Inc., Miami, said it won a patent for supply chain management tools and methods that pool data from shippers, carriers and consignees on the Web.

June 28, 2010
Business, Equipment

Chicago Factory Index Slips, But Continues to Show Expansion

Manufacturing activity levels in the Chicago region declined this month but continued to show expansion this month, the Institute for Supply Chain Management-Chicago said Wednesday.

March 31, 2010