Amber Road, a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, has announced that ABB Group, a leader in power and automation technologies for utilities and industrial companies, has signed a new global contract covering Amber Road’s GTM solution.
Food safety is seen as the single most important issue among manufacturers, and the demands to...
Take a look at drones being used for delivery after Amazon's big announcement about Prime Air....
Apptricity, provider of Mobile Enterprise software solutions, has announced that the U.S. Department of Justice and the Army have agreed to settle a copyright infringement claim for $50 million. The claim stemmed from the over-deployment of unlicensed logistics enterprise software that is mission critical to managing troop and supply movements in theater operations around the world.
PTC has announced the availability of its PTC Materials Compliance Solution for conflict minerals as a managed service. The PTC Materials Compliance Solution for conflict minerals enables manufacturers to comply with regulations from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission governing the identification and reporting of conflict minerals within their products and across their supply chains.
The director-general of the World Trade Organization says negotiators have failed to craft the first global trade deal in more than a decade, which could have given the world economy a $1 trillion boost.
Over time, business has gotten a lot smarter when it comes to protecting enterprise technology from the hackers and viruses that are constantly fighting to get in. At the same time, though, we sometimes forget to account for a key vulnerability in the security perimeter — the many data links maintained with suppliers and service providers. The oversight is potentially serious.
Exact, the business software partner for small business manufacturers and wholesale distributors, officially launched new software that helps small manufacturers and wholesale distributors in the U.S. operate more efficiently and profitably. The affordable software, available through a monthly online subscription, streamlines tasks such as production and inventory management, logistics and CRM.
Different manufacturing businesses face different business challenges depending on product sets, competitive dynamics, supply chains and customer trends in a given market. But when it comes to reducing the costs of existing products, they share some very similar challenges.
AMT's Industry Economist, Russ Waddell talks with Adrian Cooper, CEO of Oxford Economics and long time presenter at the Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference. Cooper provides some insight on the next downturn in the economy, exchange rates impacting global supply chains, and what it takes to create a global economic forecast.
Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: Coffee spat resolution; anti-theft tech for cellphones; how an ERP system could hamper revenue growth and a 3D printed car.
Proposed new safety standards for rail cars that haul flammable liquids gained support from U.S. railroads Thursday, but it's not yet clear whether the companies that own most of those cars will support the upgrades to prevent leaks.
What does technology that allows us to view Earth from the International Space Station as it orbits around the planet have to do with supply chain management? Or technology that helps authorities pinpoint and deploy vital resources during a catastrophic natural disaster? The ability to track and analyze big data in real-time.
An arbitrator has concluded that Starbucks must pay $2.76 billion to settle a dispute with Kraft over coffee distribution. The two consumer products companies had been locked in a fight for three years after Starbucks Corp. fired Kraft as its distributor of packaged coffee to grocery chains.
After decades of outsourcing, the resurgence in domestic manufacturing is now America’s favorite comeback story. Factors that once drove companies overseas — including labor and energy costs — are no longer considered insurmountable obstacles. Yet one troubling trend could signal a major complication for returning manufacturers: our nation’s increasing reliance on unstable supply chains of imported minerals.
If you've been in business long enough, you face the problem of legacy computer systems, procedures and equipment that are no longer up to the task. Unless your business is tiny, it’s hard to justify paper-based systems and manual counting. These are notoriously slow, inefficient and prone to error.
Consumer spending rose 0.2 percent in September, after at 0.3 percent gain the previous month, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Americans cut spending on long-lasting manufactured goods 1.3 percent. That partly reflected a drop in auto sales. Labor Day weekend auto sales were counted in August.
Under the proposed rule, companies that make widely-used prescription medicines would have to notify the FDA of any changes in drug production that could disrupt the U.S. supply. FDA leaders say the advance warning will help the agency work with companies to resolve supply problems or find alternate sources of drugs that are being phased out.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has signed a deal with Japan's Panasonic Corp. to expand its supply of battery cells.
The recently published Terra Technology Forecasting Benchmark Study finds that North American supply chains became more complex in 2012. Rapid innovation, higher seasonal sales and increased reliance on promotions contributed to make forecasting more challenging. Now in its fourth year, the study analyzes demand planning performance for the North American businesses of 11 multinational consumer products companies
INTTRA has announced its strategic vision to help the ocean shipping industry excel in a new era of supply chain shipment visibility defined by accessible, high-quality data for shippers of all sizes. The vision taps the strengths of INTTRA’s vast collaborative network—connecting shippers and carriers across the globe—to ensure information is shared accurately, consistently and in a timely manner.
The movement from linear to complex, multi-node supply chains is behind this dramatic shift, driven by changes that include greater volatility, constrained capacity, evolving regulations, major shifts in customer demographics and buying patterns, and increasingly demanding customer and supplier requirements.
Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback. Gunpowder plant owner convicted in fatal blast; bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. via the robot; and using the supply chain to bolster success.
The 20th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Provider CEOs, sponsored by Penske Logistics, revealed that despite a slow economy, North American CEOs have their sights set on growth, expecting their companies to increase revenues by an average of 14.6 percent over the next three years.
It’s not enough to have a great product to be successful. Manufacturers can leverage their supply chain to more effectively compete and be successful.
China passed the United States in September as the world's biggest net oil importer, driven by faster economic growth and strong auto sales, according to U.S. government data released this week.
Bentonville-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says one of its suppliers is to open a new manufacturing plant and distribution center in Rogers.
Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, introduces a powerful new solution, Elemica Delivery Schedule, helping large industrial manufacturers master the complexities of varying demand signals across global organizations.
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