eSupply Chain

World Trade 100 looks into eCommerce news along with software and technology developments affecting global supply chains.


Bigcommerce Predicts Record Ecommerce Growth to Reach $2 Trillion in 2015

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As online transactions hit 20-year milestone, Bigcommerce predicts Worldwide B2C ecommerce revenues will reach $2 trillion in 2015.
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Study: Retailers Cautiously Optimistic About 2014 Holiday Sales, Focus on Omnichannel Sales

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Nearly 24 percent of retailers expect a significant increase (five percent or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70 percent are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season.
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Patagonia Receives Supply Chain Innovation Award

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Work with suppliers and trading partners improves working conditions and promotes responsibility.
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Acteon Group Standardizes on Amber Road for Restricted Party Screening

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Acteon Group has chosen Amber Road to automate and standardize restricted party screening across all of its worldwide branded services.
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Hactl Upgrades Security Patrols

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Hactl has enhanced its security operations with the introduction of two electric vehicles to enable security staff to increase the frequency of patrols, and respond to any incidents more quickly.
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Energy Department Awards $17 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

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The funding will go toward projects that pursue breakthrough approaches to providing Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.
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John H. Williford, Ryder Global Supply Chain Solutions President, to Retire March 2015

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At that time, the dedicated services business will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert E. Sanchez.
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Fleetmatics Exceeds 500,000 Vehicles Under Subscription

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Company’s subscriber base reportedly the fastest growing in the fleet management industry.
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Amazon to Open Fifth California Fulfillment Center in Redlands

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In under two years, Amazon has grown its California operations to nearly five-million-square-feet, created thousands of jobs and is actively hiring for 2,500 full-time positions.
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Siemens to Bring eHighway Demonstration to Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles

Electrified catenary system offers economically an environmentally friendly solution to transport goods on highly frequented routes near the two largest U.S. ports.
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Contract was signed with South Coast Air Quality Management District in California to install and demonstrate Siemens eHighway system near Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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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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