Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in […]

High demand — and high pay — for supply chain managers focused on market intel

Dive Brief: The new salary survey from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) found that supply chain managers who specialize in market intelligence are often paid more on average than those who focus on other areas. The average salary for a supply chain professional in market intelligence is $139,372 per annum. According to the survey, supply chain […]

With China tariffs in flux, supply chains set sights on Vietnam

Dive Brief: U.S. businesses are sourcing more products and goods from Vietnam, with imports doubling in the last five years, according to data from Descartes. Despite China and the U.S. agreeing to suspend tariffs, many supply chain managers are considering a backup plan and eyeing Vietnam as an alternative sourcing destination, Melissa Harrington, sales director of […]

Chain Reaction: (Un)happy Infrastructure Week!

Ports are frustrated by the lack of funding options, even as one railway gets what it needs. Editor’s Note: The following is a weekly column covering technology and regulation within the supply chain and logistics industries. Infrastructure Week and gas tax talk It’s Infrastructure Week, but the freight industries and Congress are still trying to find common […]

Blockchain technology: Quicker off the blocks

As industry 4.0 emerges, logistics companies can get ahead of the game by using digital technologies like blockchain to improve visibility and security across the supply chain As global trade intensifies, so do the risks associated with cyber-breaches, fraud and limited visibility for shippers to track and trace international shipments across the end-to-end supply chain. […]