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Iranian Crude Exports Plummet Following Sanctions

June 25, 2015 10:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Exports of crude oil from Iran decreased by nearly half since the U.S. levied additional sanctions three years ago.

New Charges Filed Over Canadian Oil Train Disaster

June 24, 2015 11:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Canadian prosecutors on Monday levied criminal charges against a now-defunct railroad company...

Report: Industries Face Shortage Of Rail Boxcars

June 23, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulations and decades-long changes in rail transportation are combining to create a...

Corona Brewer Spending Billions to Meet Growing Demand, Regulatory Deadline

June 18, 2015 11:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. distributor of Corona and other prominent Mexican beer brands is investing $2 billion...

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Shipping To Canada? Don’t Get Stuck At The Border

June 16, 2015 12:35 pm | by John Costanzo | News | Comments

Companies looking to do business in Canada can be caught off guard with numerous problems in navigating the U.S./Canada customs process and the difficulty in trying to resolve those issues. 

Report: Kellogg Considering Subscription Service

June 12, 2015 9:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Kellogg Co. is reportedly working on a new subscription snack delivery service.

Report: Import Levels Return To Normal After West Coast Port Dispute

June 10, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report says import volume at some of the nation's largest seaports returned to normal levels following a protracted labor dispute along the West Coast.

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FDA Announces Expedited Food Import Review Process

June 8, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators this week announced a faster screening process for foods imported from countries with proven safety records.

Nestlé Touts Home Water Delivery

May 29, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The nation's largest bottled water seller sees online sales as an increasingly vital component of its business.

West Coast Port Contract Ratified As Retailers Urge Change

May 27, 2015 10:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dockworkers and port operators on the West Coast last week approved a new five-year contract, which brought an official end to the labor strife that stifled cargo at some of the nation's largest ports earlier this year.

Drivers Strike At Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports

April 29, 2015 9:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Truck drivers walked off the job Monday at the nation's busiest port complex amid an ongoing dispute over their classifications as independent contractors

Amazon Announces ‘Amazon Business,’ Will Close AmazonSupply

April 28, 2015 12:14 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | News | Comments

Amazon Business has been designed to provide easy access to everything from IT and lab equipment to education and food service supplies — as well as business-only selection and pricing.

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Amazon's Web Services Boosts 1Q Revenue

April 24, 2015 10:15 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds.

U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

April 23, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Postal Service could be looking to add drones to its delivery fleet in coming years.

Feds OK Test Flights For Amazon Drones

April 13, 2015 9:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Amazon.com will be able to test its new drone delivery service in U.S. airspace after all.

Analysts Upgrade Lumber Liquidators Following Flooring Tests

April 7, 2015 9:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Financial analysts improved their forecast for embattled Lumber Liquidators after tests showed the company's hardwood flooring sealed in most potentially harmful chemicals.

Amazon Gets FAA Certificate To Experiment With Drones

March 20, 2015 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued online retailer Amazon a certificate to experiment with unmanned aircraft for research, development and crew training.

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Jelly Belly To Move Distribution Center From Wisconsin To Tennessee

March 12, 2015 10:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Candy company Jelly Belly will leave Wisconsin after 14 years and shift its distribution operation to Tennessee, according to reports.

A Shoe's Eye View Of Material Handling

March 4, 2015 11:28 am | by Chris Capsaw & Bob Liebe | Articles | Comments

Just like a bespoke pair of shoes, the material handling industry is growing ever-more customized. Customer demands are changing, so the supply chain must adjust accordingly.

For Many In U.S., Cash Saved At Gas Pump Is Staying In Pockets

February 18, 2015 10:13 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Even though Americans spent $6.7 billion less at gas stations in January than they had two months earlier, the extra cash didn't get spent anywhere else: Retail sales, excluding gas, fell slightly from November to January.

McCain Seeks To Open U.S. Domestic Routes To Foreign Ships

February 6, 2015 12:09 pm | by Kevin Freking, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sen. John McCain, who seems to revel in the occasional lonely crusade, is now taking on America's maritime industry and the longstanding law barring foreign-built ships from transporting goods within the United States.         

West Coast Port Employers: Shutdown Could Be Days Away

February 5, 2015 10:02 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

West Coast seaports could shut down in as soon as five days — hobbling U.S. trade with Asia — if dockworkers and their employers cannot reach a new contract, the head of a maritime association warned Wednesday in remarks intended to pressure an agreement after nine months of negotiations.

The World Of ME-Commerce

January 28, 2015 12:22 pm | by Derek Rickard | Articles | Comments

Automation levels the playing field for goods-to-person distribution against the mobile and electronic commerce explosion.                                     

Sales Channel Visibility Improves Manufacturing And Inventory Planning

January 27, 2015 11:59 am | by Dan Blacharski | Articles | Comments

Managing extended sales channels — the distributors and resellers who deliver products to end customers — has been a largely intuitive process, relying on ‘hip pocket’ estimates, lacking in visibility and accountability, and too often isolated from central enterprise supply chain planning.

Labor Dispute At Ports Could Hamper Railroads

January 27, 2015 11:43 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A months-long contract dispute at ports along the West Coast could spill thousands of miles inland, where two rail companies are raising concerns about shipping complications.                     

Obama: More 'Made In America' Products Heading To India

January 26, 2015 1:17 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

During his visit to India, President Obama unveiled plans to create jobs and boost the economic partnership between the U.S. and India.                                 

Ford Mustang Goes Global With First Shipment To China

January 21, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ford Mustang is on its way to China.                                                            

New Rules Could Open Cuba To Wide Range Of American Trade

January 16, 2015 12:46 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

The Obama administration's new guidelines regarding relations with Cuba take effect today, potentially opening the Caribbean nation to a wide range of American products.                       

Playing Well With Retailers: Frictionless D2C Ecommerce For Manufacturers

January 13, 2015 1:23 pm | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

Frictionless D2C ecommerce represents the best way forward for manufacturers to take advantage of the ever-increasing growth of online sales while still maintaining that sales through their existing retail partners aren’t negatively impacted.   

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