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 Import Cargo To Hit Highest Level Since 2022
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Manufacturing Contracts Again: ISM

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Building Resilient Supply Chains in  Geopolitical Disruptions
Global Supply Chain

Building Resilient Supply Chains in Geopolitical Disruptions

June 19, 2024
Pay closer attention to the domicile of key suppliers, says HSBC report.
#33103269@Martin Applegate|Dreamstime
Softer Retail April Sales is  Payback from Strong March
Global Supply Chain

Softer Retail April Sales is Payback from Strong March

May 15, 2024
"The fact that retail sales growth stalled in May is not a major concern since it mostly reflects a drop back in non-store sales following the end of a one-off Amazon sales even...
#115402579@Alan Stoddard|Dreamstime
Intermodal Makes Gains in Q1
Transportation & Distribution

Intermodal Makes Gains in Q1

May 14, 2024
“International volume growth was the driver for continuing intermodal industry gains in the first quarter,” said Joni Casey, CEO of IANA.
#185864373@Frdric Legrand|Dreamstime
Opposing Viewpoints on Senate Warehouse Worker Protection Bill
Warehousing

Opposing Viewpoints on Senate Warehouse Worker Protection Bill

May 6, 2024
The Teamsters view it as a safety measure, while the Wholesalers Distributors association says it's bad for business.
#127721210@Spettacolare| Dreamstime
NAM Wants Trade Policy to Promote Supply Chain Resilience
Global Supply Chain

NAM Wants Trade Policy to Promote Supply Chain Resilience

May 1, 2024
The industry group wants agreements that include market access and removal of barriers to economic engagement.

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#18247141@Melinda Fawver|Dreamstime
Import Prices Up Three Months in a Row
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Small Business Optimism Hits 11-Year Low
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Small Business Optimism Hits 11-Year Low

April 9, 2024
“Inflation has once again been reported as the top business problem on Main Street and the labor market has only eased slightly.”
#9482286@Guangliang Huo| Dreamstime
Optimism in  ISM Index
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Optimism in ISM Index

April 1, 2024
"Despite ongoing supply disruptions, increased industrial activity has not led to longer lead times," said Oxford Economics.
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Trends in Supply Chain Technology
Technology & Automation

Trends in Supply Chain Technology

March 27, 2024
Gartner has identified the top eight strategic supply chain technology trends for 2024 that will aid leaders in understanding how this technology will suppport new business models...
#5251-@Aravind Teki|Dreamstime
Durable Goods Orders Up in February
Global Supply Chain

Durable Goods Orders Up in February

March 26, 2024
The 1.4% increase was in contrast to the 6.9% decrease in January.