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David Nitzsche

Six Key Areas Every Purchasing Expert Should Address

Considering six key factors allows purchasing managers to make timed purchasing decisions.

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Tom Flies

Electronic On-board Recorders: The Gateway to Intelligent Fleet Management

Fleet managers increasingly rely on electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to manage fleet data.

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Ronald Leibman

House Members Seek to Set Due Diligence Standards for Motor Carrier Hiring

Federal legislators have taken notice of the issues relating to motor carrier due diligence caused largely by CSA.

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Udaya Shankar

How the Internet of Things Impacts Supply Chains

The Internet of Things can affect supply chain operations by increasing in-transit visibility.

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Dr. Matthew Waller

Innovation in Business Processes from Northwest Arkansas

Business process innovations have made great leaps thanks to two Northwest Arkansas companies: JB Hunt and Walmart.

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What Shipping Can Tell Us About the Global Economy 

Global trade remains a key economic indicator, but don’t believe everything you read.

DOE Expands Initiatives to Support U.S. Manufacturing, Energy Productivity

In its continuing effort to support President Obama’s goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030, the Department of Energy (DOE) is expanding the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative to support the American manufacturing sector and launch the Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 initiative.

Emerging Manufacturing: Smart and Fast, With a Culture Clash

Modern industrial practices at large manufacturing operations will involve smart devices more often, employ adaptive machining techniques, integrate design processes that improve parts almost as they're made and will “print” digital files at factories distributed around the world.

U.S. Manufacturing Output Dipped 0.1% in August

Manufacturing output fell for the first time in seven months in August, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a steadily expanding factory sector.

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