SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. OK so my timing was off on my last prediction on the port strike – I thought we’d be knee deep in undelivered cargo with ships floating aimlessly in the LA harbor by now…. However, today’s WSJ finally published a story noting that the entire Eastern seaboard is bracing for a strike, with more than […]

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  2. In our recent logistics survey, it is becoming clear that retailers’ number one pressure is reducing cost. No surprise here – as everyone rushes to do their last minute Christmas shopping, it’s easy to look around for the best deal. The increase in online shopping has forced big box retailers to cut prices and push […]

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  3. Today the SCRC office received confirmation from Avaya that they will be joining the SCRC effective January 2013. Our staff will be meeting with their representative early next week to work out the details of their partnership agreement. In addition, John Deere has joined and will bring with them projects that will focus initially with […]

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  4. Just when you thought that global shipping channels were re-opening and imports/exports to the US were going to resume after the union settled in Los Angeles, the word on the street is that the East Coast ports are ready to strike this coming Monday. An official at the National Retail Federation warned that a strike […]

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  5. Port Strike Ends….But Productivity Issue Remains

    December 5, 2012
    by: handfield
    categories: Logistics

    The Long Beach port strike ended late last night. Under terms of the contract, there will be “no outsourcing under this contract” said Steve Berry, lead negotiator for the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor Employers Assn, in a Los Angeles Times article. Berry said the package included unspecified wage and pension increases. He also […]

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  6. A lot of people at this week’s SCRC meeting were discussing the on-going strike in the port of Long Beach, California. It is remarkable to me how little attention this issue has received in the press, as it is in fact an economic disaster with massive implications that is unfolding as we speak. Most Americans […]

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  7. Jason Schenker spoke at the SCRC conference today and spoke about his forecasts for the global economy. The global economy is expanding, albeit at a modest pace. US GDP and the US labor markets are showing modest improvements. Chinese GDP will grow, but central bank monetary policy at home and abroad is likely to remain […]

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  8. On the first day or our SCRC meeting, we spent some time in the morning emphasizing the need for strong decision-makers, who are able to work around key issues in a globally diverse supply chain. This theme continued in my key note, with individuals sharing how critical it was to deal with the host of […]

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