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The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing 2015 and Beyond
The 2015 Skills Gap Report reinforces the talent challenge that U.S. manufacturers face and warns of even greater...
Innovations Driving the ROI in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure
This publication, which also previews the possibilities of the future, is being shared with all members of Congress...

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2021 Services Economy on the Right Side of Growth, Reports the Institute for Supply Management
Economic activity in the services sector grew in December for the 19th month in a row - with the Services PMI® exceeding 60 percent for the 10th consecutive month - say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Services ISM® Report On Business®.

The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing 2015 and Beyond
The 2015 Skills Gap Report reinforces the talent challenge that U.S. manufacturers face and warns of even greater skilled worker shortages in the near future.

Innovations Driving the ROI in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure
This publication, which also previews the possibilities of the future, is being shared with all members of Congress and with other key stakeholders around the country to help them better understand why expanded investment in all modes of transportation is critical to Building a Better America!

Walmart at the Crossroads
The Environmental and Labor Impact of Its Food Supply Chain.

New Report Examines Wal-Mart Food Supply Chain
Walmart’s influence on both suppliers and distributors in the food chain gives it incredible power in the global food system and while Walmart and its suppliers have routinely violated its code of ethics, recently the company has demonstrated some willingness to improve its supply chain standards.

Behind the APICS and American Society of Transportation and Logistics Merger
Combination Extends Expertise of Global Leader in Supply Chain Research, Education and Certification Programs.

MHI & Deloitte Study: Traditional Supply Chains to Undergo Radical Transformation By 2025
Innovations like predictive analytics, 3D printing, and wearable technologies are changing the supply chain landscape as workforce shortage intensifies; Customer demands and competition are the driving forces.

NRF to the ILWU & PMA: Stop Holding the Supply Chain Community Hostage
West Coast ports to temporarily suspend weekend vessel operations in light of continued union slowdowns.

2015 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook
This comprehensive report analyzes global and domestic trends impacting capital spending and economic growth in the coming year.

Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2015
Favorable Economic and Financing Conditions Will Drive Replacement and Expansion Spending.

The Myth of America’s Manufacturing Renaissance: The Real State of U.S. Manufacturing
The debate on U.S. manufacturing should not be informed by anecdotal evidence, promotional consulting reports, or reports from think tanks with an agenda of keeping bad news from dampening support for further global integration.

Economic Impact and Competitiveness of the West Coast Ports and Factors that Could Threaten Growth
As demonstrated in this white paper, the West Coast ports are a critical economic engine for the U.S. economy.

2014 ISM Salary Survey
This report presents the results of a survey of supply management professionals conducted by Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) during January and February 2014. Respondents were asked to report salary information for the 2013 calendar year.

ISM Manufacturing Data Strong for October
While its key metric continues to show signs of fluctuation, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that manufacturing activity in October remained firmly in growth territory.

2014 MHI Annual Industry Report – Innovations That Drive Supply Chains
Supply chain executives understand the need to capitalize on powerful new technologies and business innovations that can help address and manage the increasing complexity of today’s global supply chains.

Time for CSCMP’s 2014 Annual Global Conference
Supply chain research and industry information with the balanced perspective of practitioners, academics, and service providers - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas.

U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace in Three Years - ISM Report
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives.

Economic Report – Monday, August 4, 2014
The U.S. economy has rebounded after a slow start to the year, with a number of data sources last week showing manufacturing activity growing strongly of late.

Principles of Sustainability and Social Responsibility With a Guide to Adoption and Implementation
A committed group of your peers gave substantial time and effort to support driving excellence across the supply chain. They understand the need to continue to engage business professionals and suppliers to further sustainability and social responsibility initiatives.

Examining Remanufacturing In Supply Chain and Operations Management (survey data & topic overview)
Remanufacturing can impact your career, your supply chain, sustainability initiatives, and profits and governmental policy issues and public acceptance can affect your remanufacturing and marketing strategies.

Featured Companies

Institute of Management Accountants IMA
Empowering accountants and financial professionals to drive business performance. IMA is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals working in business. We are committed to helping you–and our more than 65,000 members–to expand your professional skills, better manage…
Airforwarders Association
The Airforwarders Association (AfA) serves as the voice of the airforwarding industry. We are an alliance of Indirect Air Carriers, Cargo Airlines, and affiliated businesses located throughout the global transportation community. The purpose of the Airforwarders Association is to be…
American Transportation Research Institute
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a well-known leader in transportation-related research, is an organization whose hallmark is innovative thinking, critical analysis and uncompromised excellence. As part of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Federation, ATRI benefits from the broad support…
Washington Council on International Trade
The Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) is the only organization in Washington dedicated exclusively to advocating for public policies that increase our state’s international competitiveness. On behalf of its members - manufacturers, retailers, service providers, farmers & ranchers,…
Trucking Moves America Forward
The mission of Trucking Moves America Forward is to establish a long-term industry-wide movement to create a positive image for the industry, to ensure that policymakers and the public understand the importance of the trucking industry to the nation’s…
The Reshoring Initiative
The Reshoring Initiative, founded by Harry Moser in 2010, is an industry-led effort to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. The initiative works with U.S. manufacturers to help them recognize their profit potential as well as the critical…
Food Chain Workers Alliance
The Food Chain Workers Alliance believes in a truly sustainable food system, one that can provide healthy and locally made food, and that has the potential to lift up communities, workers, and our shared environment. A food system that is…
Founded in 1903, the Teamsters mission is to organize and educate workers towards a higher standard of living. There are currently 1.4 million members under 21 Industrial Divisions that include virtually every occupation imaginable, both professional and non-professional, the private sector and public…
Whether you manage freight moving via truckload, LTL, rail, ocean or air, you’ll find value in belonging to NASSTRAC. Otherwise known as the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, NASSTRAC has been providing education, advocacy, and provider relations opportunities since 1952.
Founded in Chicago in 1998, VISANOW is a global immigration services provider integrating the best of both people and technology. The company offers a transparent and streamlined way to navigate the tedious and confusing visa application process. Its patented online platform…
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