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  • Posted by
    Jennifer Daniels
    Vice President, APICS Marketing

    How Supply Chain Can Help in a Natural Disaster

    There’s no limit to the aid that supply chain professionals can offer. Be it time, money or resources, supply chain professionals have many options to help those affected by natural disasters and crises. ASCM Members and the supply chain community at large are a force for good when disaster strikes.
  • Posted by
    David K. Peterson
    Senior Consultant Logistics Management Institute

    Accounting for System and Subsystem Interactions in Sparing Decisions

    This is the second in a series of posts about operations and support for complex systems (or systems of systems), such as an electrical grid, railroad line, or assembly line. Such systems are nearly ubiquitous in business today, but we rarely consider their supply chain requirements until there is a problem.
  • Posted by
    Jennifer Daniels
    Vice President, APICS Marketing

    New Logistics Certification from APICS

    Earlier this month, APICS launched the definitive global standard for logistics best practices, the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) credential program, which will elevate knowledge and skills in logistics, transportation, and distribution practitioners.
  • Posted by
    Jonathan Thatcher
    Director, APICS SCC Research

    Will the next 15 years be a logistics golden age?

    Logistics professionals help keep the world running in ordered motion. Their vision and imagination continually solve daunting challenges of time and space, yet forecast trends for the years 2016–2030 reveal a wave of change, which will test those talents.
  • Posted by
    Abe Eshkenazi
    ASCM CEO

    Panama Canal Expansion Equals Trade Expansion

    The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World include The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in Turkey, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in Iraq. The modern world has its own wonders. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Panama Canal is one of those wonders. Its expansion will open June 26, and The Wall Street Journal reports that this improvement is critical to Western trade in the economic long run. The canal accommodates about one-third of Asia-to-Americas trade but required infrastructure upgrades to keep up with the latest shipping trends.
  • Posted by
    Abe Eshkenazi
    ASCM CEO

    All Aboard the Rate-Hike Express

    Company decision makers whom rely on railroads to ship their goods are finding that their prices are increasing even though freight volume is decreasing. Bloomberg reported last week that all major North American railroads increased prices in the earlier part of 2016, but freight is the lowest it has been since 2009.
  • Posted by
    Abe Eshkenazi
    ASCM CEO

    World Economy Defies Easy Analysis

    The world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk, announced earlier this week that it had earned “significantly lower” prices for moving containers during 2015 than 2014, and it reported a $2.5 billion loss for the fourth quarter of 2015. US railroads also are reporting lower profits. The Financial Times suggests that falling prices could be a sign of global trade’s lackluster state.
  • Posted by
    Abe Eshkenazi
    ASCM CEO

    Gifts, Donations, and Operations Management

    It’s the season of gift giving and charity. Like most businesses, food banks across the nation are realizing success from inventory management best practices, especially as they manage the increase in donations received from November through December. The Wall Street Journal reports how Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee uses software to handle its supplies.
  • Posted by
    Sharon Rice
    Principal Consultant, Art of Planning

    The Total Scope of Supply Chain Management

    Defining the total scope of supply chain management—as an association professional, advocating for supply chain professionals—is one of my biggest challenges.

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