Over 400,000 People Living in 'Modern Slavery' in U.S., Report Finds

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North Korea has the highest prevalence of modern slavery globally, with one in 10 of the population, or 2.6 Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider NewsThe Global Slavery Index, published last week by Walk Free Foundation, describes modern slavery as a complex and often hidden crime that crosses borders, sectors and jurisdictions. The U.S.

Why America’s Cheese Capital Is at the Center of Trump’s Trade War

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Global Supply Chain Management Regulation and Compliance Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Food & Beverage Global Trade & Economics All Technology Global Trade Management North America Home Page Latest News Home Page SliderNow Plymouth residents are worried they will become one of the first big victims of Donald Trump’s escalating trade war. In retaliation for his administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminium, the U.S.’s

How America's Clean Coal Dream Unravelled

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Kemper, its managers claimed, would harness dirt-cheap lignite coal — the world’s least efficient and most abundant form of coal — to power homes and businesses in America’s lowest-income state while causing the least climate-changing pollution of any fossil fuel. Last summer the plant’s owner, Southern Company, America’s second-largest utility company, announced it was abandoning construction after years of blown-out budgets and missed construction deadlines. “It

'Dirty Meat': Shocking Hygiene Failings Discovered in U.S. Pig and Chicken Plants

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Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Food & Beverage Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America EuropeA joint investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and the Guardian found that hygiene incidents are at numbers that experts described as “deeply worrying.”

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

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Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. North AmericaThe U.S.-China China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S. relationship with NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico is increasingly tense. trade is heating up with imminent E.U. tariffs on the horizon.

The Last Fast Mile


· Working in a fast-changing regulatory environment such as CSA scores, hours of service, twin 33’s and how to deal with the future of drones, driverless vehicles and security concerns. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North America

Understanding What’s Behind the High Demand for Flatbed Shipping

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High demand for flatbed shipping is rolling mightily into the peak periods of summer, continuing to drive historic supply issues across North America. While it’s difficult to predict how long it will last, what is predictable is that unprecedented demand of flatbed shipping will disrupt the typical cycles and seasonal trends we’ve come to expect, and make securing supply even more difficult as the market and carrier demographics remain fragmented.

Target responds to Walmart by expanding same-day delivery options


In the race to secure e-commerce customers, Target has now opened same day delivery up to customers in 47 states. Primary Event: 21st Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America Précis: Target same-day delivery to go almost nationwide in the US for a fee of $9.99 Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain eCommerce/Retail Region: North America Publish as a report

At Tesla’s Factory, Building the Car of the Future Has Painful and Permanent Consequences for Workers

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Now, two surgeries and more than two years later, he’s still waiting for his workers’ compensation case to be resolved, and trying to make ends meet in one of the country’s most expensive metropolitan areas with just the earnings from his workers’ comp check plus Social Security disability payments from the state. He said he doesn’t know how he’ll make a living in the five years before Social Security kicks in.

Toyota expects to halt production at some North American factories

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Toyota said it expects to halt production at some of its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan following the devastating earthquake. The impact should be limited because the majority of parts used by its North American factories come from suppliers in North America, Toyota said. Professional Communications Security Supply Chain Fraud Supply Chain Risk

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This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

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Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. As reported by the Wall Street Journal : On-demand rentable trailers could cut the time carriers spend at a shipping site by 25%, said Ties Soeters, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of logistics procurement in North America.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

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In mid October, project44 (a Talking Logistics sponsor) and GateHouse Logistics announced that they had entered “into an exclusive, multinational agreement which will provide secure and authorized access to the largest visibility network across North America and Europe.”

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry


In America today, 76% of the teenagers are on social media, 78% carry a cell phone, and 93% can access a computer at home. In the past, the logistics industry’s growth was driven by Asia to Europe and Asia to North America exports. Emerging markets are peaking up and the security of the supply chain is now becoming a major concern for those in the global market including the cyber security of various logistics industry technologies. . Security .

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This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

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September 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Transplace’s strategy is very focused on building out its transportation management technology and services in North America, and in recent years it has expanded its capabilities in Mexico and Canada both organically and via acquisitions.

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Podcast: Best Buy’s CSCO on How to Pull Off a Successful Supply Chain Transformation


You secured a rare position of serving on a retail board at Pier One as a supply chain executive. Primary Event: The 20th Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America Précis: Priyanka talks to Rob Bass, CSCO of Best Buy on how to totally transform a supply chain Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Logistics CEO Focus CSCO Focus Logistics Region: North America Article Type: Executive Insights Publish as a report

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

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Think about it as another type of API/EDI – as a different way to communicate securely between partners. That way, information can be shared but remain secure.

Dig Deep: What to Know About TMS Hosting, Data Models and Integration

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If a TMS is multi-tenant, it allows multiple parties to exist in the same environment, but secure from each other. Whether publicly or privately hosted, both offerings should use the same TMS with the same security models. Dig Deep When It Comes to Data, Security and Integration.

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Evergreen Garden Care Chooses BluJay’s MessageBroker for Fully Managed Enterprise Integration as a Service (IaaS) Solution

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It is the leading garden care company outside North America, famous for brands of garden products such as Miracle-Gro, Weedol, and Roundup. As Evergreen Garden Care executed this restructuring of its global business outside North America, it required its own integration platform in order to enable it to communicate and collaborate with its partners reliably, efficiently, and with sufficient scalability to meet future growth.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

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project44 Secures $45M in Funding to Expand its Advanced Visibility Platform. For Cloud Logistics, this acquisition will help the company expand its solution footprint (which today is mostly over-the-road and intermodal transportation) and grow its geographic presence beyond North America.

What does GDPR mean for your supply chain?


You may be wondering, “If I’m in North America, am I’m bound by these new rules?” GDPR impacts specific measures such as data encryption within purchased services to ensure security, confidentiality, integrity, morality and resilience of data.

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

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Railroads across North America are heavily investing capital in their intermodal offerings—and have been for the past five years. North America’s more than 70 intermodal ramps continue to expand. Greater emphasis on security.

Surprise! Cyber Threats increase in Priority in Digital Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

In an article about a survey conducted by Supply Chain Insights, Alarice Rajagopal ( @Alarice_R ) writes, “When asked about the top three events which impacted their supply chains during the period of 2013-2018, respondents mentioned cyber security, port infrastructure issues and shifts in economic policy with Brexit.”[1] Cyber security risks. Sheridan cautions, however, “Keeping meticulous track of the third parties you work with doesn’t guarantee security.

The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact?

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There is much greater focus on security than 24 years ago and the U.S. Companies must take that into account in regards to the security issues we just discussed.”. The financial adjusts are just part of how we do business together in North America. Renegotiating the almost 25-year-old NAFTA trade agreement has been a priority of the current U.S.

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Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California


The warehouse has 23 dock doors, a fully secured yard with two separate entryways, and a training facility. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Industrial Region: North America Article Type: Press Releases Publish as a report

4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

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Are you able to secure the capacity you need? His leadership responsibilities include marketing strategy, execution, and operations oversight for North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States


Changes to NAFTA may see similar disruptions in North American supply chains. With the new United States-Mexico-Canada agreement requiring more raw materials in American manufacturing to originate in North America, industries like automobiles, steel, and aluminum may see changing landscapes. Security & Data. By the end of 2019, cybersecurity will have surpassed physical security as a top concern for more than half of manufacturers.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

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However, in the current market, we have helped clients secure savings consistently in the 8-12% range, with some as high as 20%. Either the client will validate that they have good established procedures in place to successfully manage their procurement activities or they will identify areas in which they can secure additional economic value for their organization.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co.,

Wages rising strongly among US warehouse workers


It is the eleventh consecutive year that pay has ranked as the top priority among warehouse workers, with job security coming second.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

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There are two groups: one in North America and one in Europe. This includes role-based security, user interface, and workflow. “…the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” ? Otto von Bismarck. This morning I landed in Frankfurt.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

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CX North America Integrates Its Freight Collaboration Platform With Active Aero Group’s Technology. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, and U.S. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks.

XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

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The transaction will enhance XPO’s range of supply chain solutions by making XPO the second largest less-than-truckload (LTL) provider in North America, and will expand the company’s global contract logistics platform. GREENWICH, Conn. and ANN ARBOR, Mich.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?


However, it also offers organizations a state of the art tool that includes audit trails, user access management, data security and more. QAD provides training on behalf of AIAG and Odette in North America, Eastern Europe and Asia/Pacific. What is MMOG/LE?

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

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One best practice for shippers to consider is booking 3-4 weeks in advance to secure required export space. Similar to what’s happening in North America when it comes to long-haul domestic capacity, which has been affected by driver shortages and the new electronic logging devices (ELD) regulations, strong imports and exports combined with heavy port congestion and an inadequate supply of trained drivers is causing this market to tighten up.

Future of Global Trade is Up in the Air


In North America specifically, demand fell by 2.9 Instead, manufacturers are turning to trucks and trains to ship goods – a more economical option for transporting goods up to 1,000 miles, with better prices and fewer security restrictions.