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White House Urged to Intervene in West Coast Port Labor Talks

Supply Chain Brain

The request came as cargo volumes have dropped off at West Coast ports, in part because retailers and importers have sought to avoid potential disruption and delays because of the labor negotiations.

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Canada Rises to the Challenge to Help with Chip Demand

Procurement Bulletin

The Shift to EV’s Leaving Some Manufacturing Towns Behind While some automakers are looking to convert their vehicle manufacturing to producing electric vehicles, some factories just aren’t setup to make the transition resulting in closures and massive layoffs. The plant closures result in a domino-effect for that town and the vendors who service the plant and the workers who would be working there.

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Will FTC Succeed in Banning Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Contracts?

Supply Chain Brain

Non-compete clauses have a long and established history in employment contracts. Is it time to do away with a practice that seems so unfair on its face?

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How Procurement Improves Profits

Barkers Procurement

There are many aspects to a company, which creates massive scope for a procurement function to increase the business’s profitability. Creating opportunities for new revenue and cutting costs are two main ways this is possible. Below we discuss these and other ways procurement can make your company more profitable. Procurement understands the corporate strategy and supports it Procurement looks at the company’s objectives and at how it can support them.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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Plug Now Offering Hydrogen Fuel Cell Solution for Forklift Fleets of 100 or Fewer

Supply Chain Brain

GenKey includes low-cost green hydrogen and innovative fuel delivery and storage, allowing more customers to benefit from hydrogen and fuel cells.

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330: Transform Every Move, Every Mode and Every Mile, with Blume Global

Let's Talk Supply Chain

Today I’m joined by Blume Global , a market-leading, sustainability-focused software brand that is removing a huge $1 trillion of waste from the global supply chain, and making logistics processes more agile, dependable, and sustainable with innovative execution and visibility solutions. Blume Global is a technology provider committed to an ethical, purpose-driven supply chain ecosystem; and to creating a more sustainable environment through providing an open, neutral platform across all trading

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Open Tendering — Everything You Should Know

Procurement Tactics

18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Open Tendering — Everything You Should Know Open tendering is crucial in the acquisition of goods and services for a company. However, what is it? For this article, we will discuss what open tendering is and the different kinds of tender in procurement.

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Analyzing Data on Train Derailments

Supply Chain Brain

Federal data shows the number of derailments among major freight railroads has fallen sharply since 2000 but that the rate of derailments for some railroads has increased in more recent years.

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Outrage at New Project for Company Behind P&O Layoffs

Supply Chain Brain

P&O Ferries, owned by DP World, laid off hundreds of seafarers in March 2022 and replaced them with foreign agency workers paid less than the minimum wage.

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UAW Picks Shawn Fain to Take Over Presidency

Supply Chain Brain

The UAW is trying to regain the confidence of its members after a five-year U.S. investigation into embezzlement and illegal payoffs to union executives.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Watch: What Is a 'Self-Healing' Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

Victoria Ma, head of digital innovation at Miebach, discusses "self-healing" supply chains and other major trends in the industry.