Editorial content provided by various transportation and industry trade associations.


New Safety, Health Guidelines to Protect Seafarers

Experts have agreed on guidelines to assist governments to implement occupational safety and health provisions previously set down in the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).
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APICS Honors BASF, GE Oil & Gas for Excellence in Supply Chain Operations Management

BASF and GE Oil & Gas were honored with APICS Corporate Awards of Excellence in recognition of their commitment to continuing education and innovation in the field of supply chain and operations management.
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Survey: Keys to Recruitment of Women to Manufacturing Sector

New Women in Manufacturing Group’s survey results released ahead of Manufacturing Day.
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John H. Williford, Ryder Global Supply Chain Solutions President, to Retire March 2015

At that time, the dedicated services business will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert E. Sanchez.
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National Retail Federation Launches Small Business Retail Council

Main Street merchants to lead retail advocacy campaigns.
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National Freight Advisory Committee Submits Freight Recommendations

The National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) has submitted a report containing 81 recommendations for improving the performance of the nation's freight transportation system.
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NEMA Welcomes Launch of Environmental Goods Negotiations

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced negotiations aimed at eliminating customs tariffs on a wide range of environmental goods by the U.S. and thirteen trading partners.
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West Coast Port Operations Continue; CBP Provides Guidance in Event of Strike

The contract covering the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which is the union representing U.S. West Coast port workers, expired July 1, and will not be extended.
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Global Logistic Properties Closes China Consortium Agreement

Morrison & Foerster is advising Global Logistic Properties Limited (GLP) in its landmark agreement with a group of strategic partners.
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West Coast Labor Negotiations; Proposed Ocean Carrier Rate Increases

Shippers contend with a volatile shipping industry during uncertain West Coast labor negotiations.
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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety


Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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