Supply Chain
Top stories summarized by our editors
8/17/2018

Freight-hauling firms in the US are suffering from capacity shortages and a manufacturing backlog of nine months. ACT Research says a record 450,000 heavy-duty vehicles will be ordered this year.

More Summaries:
ACT Research
8/17/2018

Centralized security via the cloud is the best option for protecting cloud-based supervisory control and data acquisition systems, writes Rusty Gavin of Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security. "Combined with a top-down security management platform, this architecture can be used to deliver robust ICS security following the NIST Cybersecurity Framework," he writes.

Full Story:
Control Engineering
8/17/2018

The Select Center for Advanced Manufacturing hosts a free, three-week training program in Colorado. The program, which also features life skills lessons, trains homeless and struggling workers for careers in manufacturing and helps them find jobs.

Full Story:
KCNC-TV (Denver)
More Summaries:
Advanced Manufacturing
8/17/2018

Logistician wages grew 21.7% from 2016 to 2017, making it one of the fastest growing careers by wage in the US, according to Finder.com. The median salary rose to $63,960.

Full Story:
DC Velocity online
8/17/2018

The DRIVE-Safe Act is a new bill introduced in the US Senate that would create a training program for truckers under age 21 to drive commercial vehicles across state lines. The legislation, much like that introduced previously in the House, aims to overcome driver shortages.

Full Story:
Fleet Owner
More Summaries:
US Senate
8/17/2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, saw industrial real estate lease rates rise 29% during the first quarter year over year, making the Canadian city one of the most in-demand areas for logistics and warehouse space, according to CBRE Group. Recent transactions BMW and IKEA have created a tight market in warehouse space, driving up prices.

More Summaries:
IKEA Canada, CBRE Group
8/16/2018

Walmart's results beat forecasts in the second quarter as traffic grew and shoppers spent more both in stores and online, the retailer reported. US same-store sales rose 4.5% and online sales grew 40%, as consumers spent on apparel, groceries, gardening supplies and other warm-weather gear.

Full Story:
CNBC
More Summaries:
Walmart
8/16/2018

Advice is appreciated more when it's accompanied by positive alternatives to negative behaviors and tries to build rather than prove superiority, writes Dan Rockwell. "Unrequested advice feels like criticism," he writes.

Full Story:
Leadership Freak
More Summaries:
Dan Rockwell
8/16/2018

Demand for IT is growing globally, particularly in Asia, says Tech Data CEO Richard Hume. Artificial intelligence and analytics are among the hot technologies that will continue to gain importance over the next decade, he says.

8/16/2018

Process owners and operators can take financial data and put it to good use on the factory floor when it has three characteristics: defensibility, timeliness and transparency, writes Larry White of the Resource Consumption Accounting Institute. "The critical factor for financial information to be useful for manufacturing is that it must accurately reflect the causal relationships seen and experienced by process owners and operators," he writes.