Sourcing

SPECIAL REPORT
By Karen E. Thuermer · July 6, 2017
While warehouse and distribution centers (DCs) have historically been located where land is cheap and transportation networks are excellent, today’s criteria needs to include a skilled workforce ready to manage an increasingly digital operation.
By Patrick Burnson · June 7, 2016
With the complex economic and global trade environment pushing rates higher and capacity tighter, shippers and their procurement teams are under pressure to nail down the right suppliers and transportation partners—while squeezing as much value as possible out of their transportation network.
By By Robert Giacobbe, Robert J. Pitts, and Michael R. Reiss, Accenture · June 1, 2015
With an integrated strategy in place as part of a digital supply network, companies can strategically source transportation events more efficiently. Here’s how to begin the assessment of your internal and external operations on the way to gaining a critical edge.
By Jeff Berman · September 29, 2011
C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) announced this week that its subsidiary C.H. Robinson Company has acquired Timco Worldwide, a Davis, Calif.-based provider and marketer of quality produce, specifically melons.
By Jeff Berman · June 13, 2011
Panjiva’s new quarterly report, entitled the Quarterly Trendspotting Report, takes a detailed look at the macro trends that impacted global trade during the first quarter of 2011. One of its main objectives is to assist sourcing executives determine which geographies are “trending hot” for products they are looking for on a worldwide basis and what the current trends are on an annual basis.
<p>The Expansion of the Panama Canal (Third Set of Locks Project) is a project, proposed by the <a href=Panama Canal Authority (ACP), that will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2014 by allowing more and larger ships to transit.

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By Patrick Burnson · February 24, 2011
The Panama Canal expansion - expected to be complete by 2014 - has seaports throughout the hemisphere readying for a new competitive landscape. For most, that means offering value-added services designed to move inbound goods faster than ever before. Here’s where the preparations currently stand.
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