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Supply chain management can be simple or complex, but all supply chains contain similar elements and are managed in a similar way.
The strategic supply chain processes that management has to decide will cover the breadth of the supply chain, including product development and more.
Operational supply chain decisions are made at business locations that affect how products are developed, sold, moved, and manufactured.
The supply chain constantly changes. Learn how to adapt your logistics strategy for your supply chain management.
Lean supply chain management should be considered by businesses who want to streamline their processes by eliminating non-value added activities.
Do optimizing supply chain and winning championships require the same tools? If you're using data analytics to predict how your supply chain is going to succeed - then, yes.
Order picking is the activity by which a small number of goods are extracted from a warehousing system to satisfy independent customer orders.
Next level details of supply chain optimization. Getting your customers what they want, when they want it (without breaking the bank) is next level!
Measuring purchasing performance is important as a reduction in the cost of raw material and services can allow companies to competitively market prices.
Total Quality Management (TQM) is an approach that seeks to improve quality and performance which will meet or exceed customer expectations.
These documents include the freight bill, the bill of lading and the FOB terms of sale. This article examines these transportation documents.
Logistics businesses need to become efficient in the way that they plan their transportation routes. The traditional methods of route planning do not address real time events that affect businesses every day.
International commercial terms or Incoterms are a series of sales terms that are used by businesses throughout the world. Incoterms are used to divide transaction costs and responsibilities between buyer and seller.
Businesses have to purchase items to manufacture finished goods or to provide services. Before a purchasing department can purchase material in SAP the department's infrastructure must be configured.
Reducing waste has become a key component of any cost reduction program. There are a number of processes that can be used in order to reduce waste in a company’s supply chain.
Commercial trucks on US highways can be classified based on their gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The classification is divided into 8 classes.
This article gives an overview of the inbound and outbound delivery processes in SAP, including inbound deliveries, shipments, and goods receipts.
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The electronic signature, or e-signature, is the method that shows an electronic indication of intent to agree to a record, contract, or document. Most states in the US have adopted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA). In addition, the passage of Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) at the federal level allowed the use of electronic records and electronic signatures in commerce.
When storing items in a warehouse, it is sometimes advantageous to store together materials that have similar characteristics, i.e. by use or size.
This article gives an overview of the SAP quality management component, commonly known as QM, which is an integral part of the logistics function.
Trucks can move large items faster than rail as the shipment is not dependent on the railroads timetable. Learn about the Less Than Truckload (LTL) sector.
Commodity shipping can and does involve a complicated price structure. This article takes a look at carrier rates and how they are developed.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is responsible for the federal size and weight regulations for commercial vehicle weight limits.
There are a number of costs that make up the total inventory costs for a company, including ordering costs and setup costs. Find out what they entail.
Cycle counting is a popular inventory counting method that allows businesses to count a number of items in a number of areas within the warehouse without having to count the entire inventory.
Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) v12 is an internet enabled product that can be managed from a single site with a single data center and single database.
SAP is the third largest software supplier in the world. SAP delivers scalable solutions that enable its customers to further advance industry best practices.
Negotiation can be as simple as trying to obtain a discount on a case of safety gloves through to the complexities of major capital purchases.
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Though best practices vary between industries and by the products shipped, there are a number of best practices that can be applied to most companies.
When a manufacturing company begins production of a new material, it has a choice as to the manufacturing process it uses based on multiple factors.
Cross docking not only reduces material handling, but also reduces the need to store the products in the warehouse. In this article, the different types, benefits and products suitable for cross docking are examined.
Without excellent customer service, an item may never be purchased. This article looks at the key elements of a world class customer service strategy.
Safety in American warehouses is regulated by a series of standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, commonly known as OHSA.
Issues in production need to be addressed early in order to correct problems. This article examines the use of quality inspections along the supply chain.
Quality is an important part of the supply chain, whether it is quality inspections or checking quality as raw materials and parts enter the factory.
Recent technology has led to new hybrid forklift vehicles that are environmentally friendly. This article looks at the different classes of forklifts.
Transportation costs are a major target to reduce and there are a number of strategies that can be used by management to help reduce costs.
Production Planning is an integral part of the logistics function in SAP PP, and fully integrated with other components like Materials Management (MM)
These third party logistics companies offer services that can allow businesses to outsource part of all of their supply chain management function.
Capacity is often defined as the capability of an object, whether that is a machine, work center or operator, to produce output for a specific time period.
Total Quality Management is an approach to quality in a business that seeks to improve quality and performance to meet or exceed customer expectations.
The layout of a warehouse may need to be changed to accommodate new product lines or to add greater flexibility to the warehouse operations.
Packaging can be extremely elaborate. It can be an art form to entice you to make a purchase. This article looks at the packaging used in the warehouse.
There are a number of pallet storage methods to store pallets efficiently. This article examines several of these methods that are commonly used.
The main function of the freight forwarder is to act as an intermediary between the client who is hiring them and various transportation services that are involved in getting the product overseas to the customer. This article looks at the different services that a freight forwarder can offer.
When you negotiate a contract with a supplier the terms of the contract specify details such as the quantity to be purchased, pricing, discounts, and delivery instructions.
There is no global standard for Six Sigma certification, but this article can provide a basic understanding of what Six Sigma certification means.
Quality is important in the supply chain, especially in monitoring of quality, the inspection of items that arrive at the facility from your suppliers.
SAP ERP Operations solution has become the software backbone that contributes to companies ability to achieve efficiency in the supply chain.
Organizations like the American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC) promote small manufacturers and lobby to assist with legislation and federal programs.
The public have become more aware of environmental issues and consumers are asking companies about their environmental policies. Starting to create a green supply chain can add to the bottom line.
The basic principle of a WMS is to provide information to allow efficient control of the movement of materials within the warehouse.
Six Sigma is a business management strategy that was initially developed by Motorola in the 1980’s, and now is used in many Fortune 500 companies. It is used primarily to identify and rectify errors and defect in a manufacturing or business process. Six Sigma uses a number of quality methods and tools that are used by professionals within the organization who have been trained on Six Sigma techniques. This articles explains some of the common terms used in Six Sigma projects.
Many companies use some kind of ranking system to classify their materials and inventory in the warehouse, such as the ABC classification.
The first step in finding a vendor is to create a Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP should contain in detail every aspect of the business requirement.
Companies carefully look at their P2P process in order to reduce overall costs, enhance operational performance, and make improved financial decisions.
A new logistics network will take into account the location elements like customer market, labor pool, quality of life, and government incentives.
Lawson Software offers an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that has been ranked as the number one ERP software product for cost per user.
This article examines forecasts in the supply chain with statistical and non-statistical methods, which companies use to ensure a profitable business.
Warehouse productivity is a number of measurements that management will analyze to monitor the performance of their warehouse operations.
The way in which a purchasing department is structured is directly dependent on the way in which the company operates and can vary greatly.
Companies can reduce costs and improve efficiency of warehouses by maximizing the space, ensuring that it is possible to store as many items as possible.
EDI is important for companies as it reduces the cost of sending documents. A paper PO requires resources to print the PO, fax it, or post it to the vendor. EDI automatically sends the electronic document to the vendor.
Vendor Managed Inventory is a process where the vendor creates orders for their customers based on demand information that they receive from the customer.
Life is like a box of supply chain metrics. Except you should really know what you are gonna get.
Over the last twenty years India has become one of the top ten largest economies. In the drive to continue the growth of the country, the government has to address issues that could hinder the rate of expansion that has been experienced so far. To satisfy manufacturing growth the country needs a successful energy policy to ensure supply and future demand. However, there a number of hurdles that must be overcome.
If your company makes a product, or procures a product, or procures then makes a product that you then sell to a customer, you have an end-to-end supply chain that might need optimizing.
Tactical decisions are made within the construct of the wider reaching strategic supply chain decisions that are made by company management.
Safety stocks ensure you have sufficient quantities of material in stock. Safety stock provides coverage for unexpected customer demand, damage in the warehouse or quality issues found in production.
Breaking up is hard, especially in supply chain. To optimize a supply chain, sometimes you need to tear up a contract and start over.
How to obtain a TWIC card, which is issued by the TSA as an ID for workers requiring unescorted access of port facilities and vessels regulated under the MTSA.
Plant maintenance function covers 3 areas of maintenance, inspection, prevention & repair. See an overview of the SAP Plant Maintenance functionality.
The purpose of routing is to establish the optimum sequence of operations so that manufacturing is performed at the lowest cost and in the fastest time.
Many companies are looking to green warehousing operations as a way to make environmentally sound decisions. Here's how to help your company go green.
Inventory management is the process of efficiently monitoring the flow of products into and out of a warehouse. Here we describe the system used by SAP.
The DMAIC problem-solving method can be used to help with issues, usually by professionals in the organization who have reached green belt level.
Updates to the TSA Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.
When a manufacturing company uses components for finished goods, they find they can spend a lot of time in forecasting, ordering, and receiving items.
This article examines the subject of various hazardous materials in your warehouse and the regulations in place for their safe use.
Extra warehouse space is sometimes required due to seasonal inventory, warehouse re-organization or warehouse damage. Learn about public warehousing here.
Six Sigma identifies and eliminates defects in a manufacturing or business process. Before your Six Sigma Certification - understand Six Sigma Terms.
There are a number of ways in which companies can find and retain customers, from cold calling to collaborating with other firms.
Open source software has gained a significant foothold in the business work and it is natural that open source ERP and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions are the next evolutionary step in the process. The open source ERP and CRM solutions can be purchased by a company and used as is. This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages of open source ERP software.
Export Processing Zones (EPZs) are strategies for economic development in developing nations and is used to attract foreign investment to create jobs, expand the industrial base, introduce technology and job creation.
Optimize your supply chain with Six Sigma and DMAIC. Design, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control your way to an optimized supply chain.
To 3PL or Not To 3PL? Is your company ready to use a third party logistics provider? That is the question.
Links to lean six sigma certification courses but do your homework first. Lean six sigma certification is critical to supply chain optimization.
A product life cycle can be very short or very long. Learn the different stages of the product cycle.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing industry as its benefits can be used to greater enhance the accuracy of data collection and ID of products.
The SAP sales and distribution function is part of the logistics area and contains the processes that help a company integrate with their customers.
Supply chain survival is as simple as shipping your customers what they want, when they want it - and spending as little money as possible getting that done.
The procurement card, or P-card, is a form of company credit card that makes it easier for employees to purchase goods and services.
The DSCA facilitates the exchange of information at the individual package level about where a drug has been in the supply chain. How can you hope to comply?
Updates to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as an identification credential for all workers requiring unescorted access of port facilities and vessels regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act, or MTSA.
SAP Advanced Planning and Optimizer (APO) is a suite of supply chain planner applications that increase overall knowledge of the supply chain and provide forecasting, planning and optimization.
The cost of carrying inventory is used to help companies determine how much profit can be made on current inventory over a period of time.
Many companies use supply chain performance metrics that are easy to calculate but may not give a true indication of how the supply chain is performing.
There are ways in which customer complaints should be dealt with to ensure that the customer will remain your customer, and order from you again.
How can supply chain teams reduce costs while improving quality? Try a vendor evaluation tool. The evaluation of vendors can be determined by using a number of criteria, derived from transaction data or observations.
A bill of materials is used in the manufacture of a product and should contain raw materials, sub-assemblies, sub-components, and parts.
MRO items are consumed as part of the production and plant maintenance process. Supply chain teams manage MRO's and optimize manufacturing ops.
This article explains in depth about the SAP SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) application, which can connect a company with its supply base.
Are your customers at the end of your supply chain? They better be there - and in the middle of your supply chain, and at the beginning of supply chain.
Benchmark supply chain is key. Company operations should be constantly reviewed to identify where improvements can be made or deficiencies eliminated.
Just in Time or JIT method creates the movement of material into a specific location at the required time, i.e. just before the material is needed in the manufacturing process.
After WWII, Japanese manufacturers adopted production and quality procedures from US industry and expanded the principles to reduce waste in the manufacturing process.
Can watching movies optimize your supply chain? If you’re watching the right movies, it sure can. Optimize your supply chain and family movie night!
If you have no idea what Six Sigma is, you're not alone. Motorola implemented Six Sigma in the 80s as a way to seek process improvements in its operations.
How do you drive win-win solutions with your suppliers? An optimized supply chain depends up the right balance of leverage and transparency.
This article examines the ways (including logistics crm) in which domestic companies can export their products to new global markets across the world.
The many ways to measure this all-important supply chain metric. Before you can optimize your supply chain, you need to know them all.
In the US there are millions of pallets in use and most are made from wood. There are voluntary guidelines and this article looks at these standards.
Walmart's Project Impact is based on three strategic initiatives that will improve customer benefits - Save Money, Live Better; Win, Play, Show; and Fast, Friendly, Clean.
Companies require quality in part of every link in the supply chain, whether it is raw material at a vendor's facility or finished goods delivered to a customer. LIMS is vital to that success.
Master scheduling is the detailed planning process that tracks manufacturing output and matches this against customer orders that have been placed.
Many organizations see Lean Six Sigma as the evolution of the Six Sigma methodology rather than a modification. Six Sigma has been developed over the last thirty years and has become the de facto methodology to eliminate defects from a process and improve the quality of the manufacturing process. The objective of this article is to examine the key steps in the Lean Six Sigma process.
Although most automated planning systems are based on the materials requirement planning (MRP) method, there are other methods that planners can use which are examined in this article.
The Star Wars canon represents excellent supply chain story telling - but is it the greatest supply chain story every told?
From cost of goods reduction to inventory optimization to process waste elimination, optimizing your supply chain can save you real money.
Nothing lasts forever. Not adolescence, the middle class or your on-time delivery. Sometimes a thing is meant to end, like adolescence. And sometimes a thing is meant to last - but only if you work to keep it.
SAP ERP, or SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) is a component of the SAP SCM business suite which contains standard warehouse management.
Without a little pain, you might not get optimized supply chain. It's going to hurt to make the changes you need to get your supply chain optimized.
The food supply chain is garnishing more attention as consumers are concerned about outbreaks of foodborne diseases as well as issues such as the horse meat being identified in packaged foods in Europe. As with other industries, food retailers and manufacturers have to be more knowledgeable about the suppliers they use and where their product originates.
Market segmentation is the identification of parts of the market that are different. Segmentation gives a company a greater ability to better satisfy the needs of its customers. However, not all customers are the same and each has unique characteristics and requirements that may not be found in any other customer. This article examines some of the elements of market segmentation.
This article looks at the procedure that a company must follow to achieve ISO 9000 certification. Though the process is long, it is often worthwhile.
A small business owner has a lot of tasks to focus on. Should optimized supply chain management be one of them? Yes.
Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is a part of lean manufacturing that allowed companies to progress beyond 1970s just-in-time (JIT) methodologies.
Six Sigma terms can be confusing, so here are some frequently used Six Sigma terms and their definitions.
Scrum project management methodology was developed to allow teams to work together to get products developed. It allows complex projects to be completed in a short timeframe.
The Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) was a database that identified suppliers excluded from receiving Federal contracts. The system was replaced by the System for Award Management (SAM) in 2012.
Prepare your supply chain for pre and post mergers and acquisitions activity.
Should I conduct 100% physical inventories or cycle count (or both)?
By having one hundred percent inventory accuracy, scheduling and available-to-promise processes will work without errors. But there are always issues with inventory accuracy.
Cross docking reduces costs by shipping material as it is received. Cross Docking is a viable tool used to optimize supply chain.
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is where the buyer provides information to a vendor and the vendor takes responsibility for maintaining inventory.
This article looks at the rise and fall of Manugistics, a company focused on supply chain planning software, and its purchase by JDA Software in 2006.
Now, non-supply chain managers can unlock these supply chain secrets and hold their own against the Jedi master known as the supply chain pro.
How did the owners of Spud double their supply chain throughput? In supply chain, one plus one can sometimes mean a number that you never imagined.
Companies that have implemented Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), often do OEE as a part of an implementation of other manufacturing improvement procedures.
Fighting crime? Easy. Optimizing supply chain? Now that takes super powers.
If you don't have 100% inventory accuracy, you should. Do you know what's in your warehouse? Cycle counting your inventory is one way to be sure.
Every day the media has reports of cases of unethical business practices that involves the purchasing of materials or services in almost every country in the world. Although we like to think that the people who determine contracts and purchasing agreements are fair and ethical, there are some that will accept coercion that may affect the award of contracts that are worth thousands of dollars to those that are worth millions of dollars. This article looks at the ethics involved in purchasing.
Tier II Supplier Management Is Critical To Supply Chain Optimization, which is getting your customers what they want, when they want it and spending as little as possible doing that.
New Moms Are Experts In Production, Delivery, Inventory and Customer Satisfaction. Supply Chain can learn a lot from new mothers.
Supply chain management can be simple or complex, but all supply chains contain similar elements and are managed in a similar way.
This step-by-step guide will show you the key points to helping your company implement the key elements of a world-class​ purchasing strategy.
What is supply chain optimization? Everyone wants an optimized supply chain, but what is it? And how do you know when you have it? Optimize today!
Your MRP isn't mocking you and it isn't stubborn. It is software and all it wants to do is help you optimize your supply chain.
Supply chain terminology, defined. Get definitions and explanations of the most common vocabulary you will come across in the supply chain field.
More supply chain secrets for non-supply chain managers. Supply chain optimization should be left to the pros, but you can learn their language.
This article looks at the history of the Airborne Express company. It was founded in 1946 to fly fresh flowers from Hawaii to the US Mainland.
Companies are becoming aware of the environmental impact of polystyrene packaging and need to find suitable green alternatives, like corn starch packaging.
Classifying your inventory is as easy as A, B, C. Inventory control is at the core of supply chain optimization.
DMAIC - the five main steps in the Six Sigma process - Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. Supply chain optimization through DMAIC.
Do you need a TWIC or do you need to twerk? That depends. Do you require unescorted access to US port facilities? Or are you dancing hip hop? Or both.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is an organization dedicated to the education of project managers so they have skills to perform required tasks.
Optimize Your Supply Chain Management With Supply Chain News & Supply Chain Updates From Around The Web
Optimized supply chain made the world smaller, but did optimized supply chain make it better?
FedEx, previously known as Federal Express, is a major player in the package delivery market and a direct competitor to global leader UPS.
When a business has a stockout, it means that with no inventory of a certain item, production has to be stopped or a customer order will not be fulfilled.
A supply chain optimization tool, kanban is a lean or just-in-time manufacturing scheduling system that helps improve production processes.
Drive costs down? Great! Here's why you shouldn't. There are other ways to optimize your supply chain.
Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) are regulations pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies follow to ensure proper manufacturing processes.
Process control systems (PCS) can be supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), programmable logic controllers (PLC), or distributed control systems (DCS), and can gather and transmit data obtained during manufacturing.
If your supply chain isn’t doing all it can do to optimize revenue to satisfy your customers, maybe your supply chain isn’t giving 100%.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) developed Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) to look at how data is collected, reported, and how it can improve safety for commercial motor vehicles (CMV).
On Time Delivery, Customer Satisfaction. Thanks, Mom. What else can your mother teach you about supply chain? Call her, for heaven's sake, and find out.
Your MRP wants to optimize your supply chain. Trust it. It is not there to mock you. If it's sending you a buy message, don't ignore it.
Knowing what your supply chain costs today is the only way to optimize it tomorrow.
Reverse Logistics can be defined as activities associated with a product after a point of sale. This article examines the elements of reverse logistics.
Small Business Owners have supply chain questions. Customer service, inventory control, supply chain optimization - all for the small business owner.
Supplier Relationship Management, Inventory Control - Supply Chain Management Has Got This Parenting Thing Down.
Here’s your syllabus for students heading back to supply chain school. Optimize your supply chain education by relearning supply chain basics.

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The strategic supply chain processes that management has to decide will cover the breadth of the supply chain, including product development and more.
Issues in production need to be addressed early in order to correct problems. This article examines the use of quality inspections along the supply chain.
Total Quality Management (TQM) is an approach that seeks to improve quality and performance which will meet or exceed customer expectations.
Operational supply chain decisions are made at business locations that affect how products are developed, sold, moved, and manufactured.
Next level details of supply chain optimization. Getting your customers what they want, when they want it (without breaking the bank) is next level!
Supply chain management can be simple or complex, but all supply chains contain similar elements and are managed in a similar way.
This article gives an overview of the SAP quality management component, commonly known as QM, which is an integral part of the logistics function.
Lean supply chain management should be considered by businesses who want to streamline their processes by eliminating non-value added activities.
The supply chain constantly changes. Learn how to adapt your logistics strategy for your supply chain management.
Measuring purchasing performance is important as a reduction in the cost of raw material and services can allow companies to competitively market prices.
Order picking is the activity by which a small number of goods are extracted from a warehousing system to satisfy independent customer orders.
This article gives an overview of the inbound and outbound delivery processes in SAP, including inbound deliveries, shipments, and goods receipts.
International commercial terms or Incoterms are a series of sales terms that are used by businesses throughout the world. Incoterms are used to divide transaction costs and responsibilities between buyer and seller.
Without excellent customer service, an item may never be purchased. This article looks at the key elements of a world class customer service strategy.
Though best practices vary between industries and by the products shipped, there are a number of best practices that can be applied to most companies.
These documents include the freight bill, the bill of lading and the FOB terms of sale. This article examines these transportation documents.
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Cycle counting is a popular inventory counting method that allows businesses to count a number of items in a number of areas within the warehouse without having to count the entire inventory.
Negotiation can be as simple as trying to obtain a discount on a case of safety gloves through to the complexities of major capital purchases.
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Food Removal As much as the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, has little to do with supply chain. The food supply seems to be a bit of an issue. The Brazilian health and safety authorities have removed several food items that were well past their sell-by dates. From the hotel that is housing the English football (soccer) team; 2.6kg of salmon, parma ham and butter was removed as it was deemed unfit for consumption.

The Italian team was saved from over 50 kilograms of foodstuffs that were also deemed unfit for consumption, including 25kg of seafood. Overall health and safety officials removed 218kg deemed unfit for consumption from thirteen locations. The only hotel to escape the unfit food was the one housing the Netherlands team. Do we smell a conspiracy or bad seafood?

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Food Recall Kraft has volunteered to recalling 1.2 million cases of four brands of cottage cheese products due to improper storage. The cottage cheese was produced at the Tulare plant in Califronia, just south of Fresno. The company says that the ingredients were not stored at the correct temperature and that this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage or some kind of foodborne illness.

Krafts recall is many this month with a nationwide recall of Bravo pet food, and a rash of recalls due to undeclared ingredients in food products, such as undeclared eggs, peanuts, and milk in Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners.

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Swiss Minimum Wage Fast food workers protested to get a $15 minimum wage yesterday, but in Switzerland they are considering increasing the minimum wage to $25 an hour, making it the best place in the world for low-income, unskilled workers. The vote before the Swiss on Sunday may be good news for low paid workers, or be a determent.

If the $25 an hour minimum wage is approved, then employers would have to figure out how they are going to pay for this. Obviously, they can increase costs, which is not popular with consumers. They can slow down hiring, which would probably mean the minimum wage earners will be working harder and longer. But what worries some workers and politicians is that the increase could lead to employers shedding jobs, which is bad for workers and tax revenues.

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Minimum Wage Across the US thousands of fast food workers are striking to demand a raise in their minimum wage to $15. This would more than double the hourly wage for many workers. The one-day strike is expected to be supported by fast food workers in 150 cities across the US. The protest could be reciprocated in as many as 30 countries worldwide, where fast food workers earn significantly less than those in the US.

Despite the protests, fast food restaurants are unlikely to heed to the workers requests. The minimum wages are set by the state or city and owners are unlikely to increase wages much above the required levels. The demand for a $15 an hour wage would mean that consumers are the ones to pay for the increase, with food prices rising substantially. A scenario that is unlikely to happen without state or federal intervention.

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Recyclable packaging After Walmart announced that it expects its vendors to provide goods that have recyclable packaging, Colgate-Palmolive has announced that it has committed to making 100 percent of its packaging fully recyclable for three out of four product categories by 2020. These will be products in the pet, home and personal care categories. It has also agreed to reduce the amount of PVC it uses in its packaging, and increase the average recycled content in other packaging.

Although many companies are making commitments to either reduce packaging or make it more recyclable, the figures from the EPA show that recycling is underutilized. EPA statistics show US recycling levels are less than 35 percent and have not improved in the past 15 years. To make matters worse, a recent report indicates that recycling levels in the US are declining.

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Airlines Fight For Cargo Although there is some evidence that the air cargo market is making some kind of improvement, many airlines that operate air freighters are having a terrible time. Cathay Pacific has four older freighters parked in the US, Singapore Airlines have four 747-400's sitting in the Mojave Desert. Cathay Pacific has lost money on air cargo in the last three years, while Qantas is seeing profits melt away.

So who is making money from moving cargo? The answer may be surprising. It is the passenger airlines who seem to be doing well in the cargo market. The trick is not to try to fill a whole freighter of cargo, but to have passenger aircraft that can hold reasonable amounts of freight. The new Boeing 777's can hold up to 20 tons of cargo, double that of the 747, so it can make flights profitable if the cargo hold is full. A number of airlines are using this tactic including Emirates, American, JAL, and British Airways.

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Potholes If you thought your local roads here in the US were bad, give a thought to the situation in the UK, where the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has released a survey that found that estimated cost of getting roads in England and Wales back into a "reasonable" condition has increased to £12 billion ($20 billion). The estimated time to complete the current work could be as much as ten years.

Over 65 percent of local authorities in England and Wales have roads that were damaged by the bad winter weather this year, including massive flooding. The AIA says that it costs at least 20 times more per square meter to fill a pothole than it does to resurface a road. Despite this, the British government has chipped in a paltry £183 million ($305 million) to help fix the areas worst affected by the flooding.

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lithium metal battery ban The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been looking into the dangers of lithium metal batteries on passenger and cargo aircraft. The US and some foreign carriers already ban lithium metal batteries on passenger flights, but many airlines still ship these potentially dangerous goods. A working group from the ICAO, called the Dangerous Goods Panel, has been looking at lithium metal batteries and has performed a number of tests using a test Boeing 727 airframe.

If a lithium metal battery overheats, it can reach temperatures exceeding 760 degrees Celsius. If one battery ignites, it can quickly ignite others. Passenger flights use halon fire suppressant, but this has no effect on lithium metal battery fires. Tests using the 727 airframe found that that smoke caused by the fire engulfed the flight deck within eight or nine minutes of detection, while others caused an explosion that ripped through the aircraft, blew the flight deck door off its hinges and buckled the 727. The ICAO will consider the results of the test and make a decision on the future of carrying lithium metal batteries on any aircraft.

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Food Safety Issues Tyson Foods is reported to be recalling more than 75,000 pounds of chicken products after it was found that some was contaminated by particles of plastic. A number of consumers have been finding small plastic particles in chicken nuggets that they purchased from Sam's Club across the country. The USDA has issued an notice that this is a Class II recall, as it presents a health hazard that has a remote probability of affecting consumers.

Tyson Foods stated that the issues are due to one particular piece of equipment and that a scrapper in a blending machine was the source of the plastic particles. The company has also said that they are implementing corrective measures in all of their facilities to ensure that this type of food safety issue does not occur again. Although there is no estimate of how much the recall will cost the company, it does once again show that the food supply chain in the US can be susceptible to contamination and it may take a couple of months, as in this case, to find out things have gone wrong.

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Labor statistics Statistics from the Labor Department shows that 192,000 new jobs were created in March, and that relates to 8.9 million jobs created over the last 49 consecutive months of employment growth. This figure means that there are now more jobs than before the beginning of the recession in 2008.

Other statistics from the Labor Department shows that at the height of the recession, there were six people applying for every open position, but now this has now fallen to 2.5 for every position. Other optimist figures showed that the average workweek in the manufacturing industry rebounded to 42.0 hours, which tied for the highest since July 1945. Unfortunately, with more people entering the workforce as the population grows, the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent.

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