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ORBIS Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, has announced the addition of two members to their Executive Leadership Team. Tim Henkel, who has been with the company for 27 years in various roles, will now be serving as President of the company’s Reusable Packaging Management (RPM) services. Dan Roovers, who has more than 20 years of auto industry reusable packaging experience, will now be serving as Executive Vice President of Sales.

In cooperation with IHS Global Insight, American Shipper magazine recently released trade forecast on ocean transportation entitled “Guarded Optimism – International Ocean Freight Volumes in 2010.” The forecast provides a comprehensive

Conditions for the nation’s manufacturers improved again in April to its highest level since June 2004, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The ISM index jumped to 60.4% in April from 59.6% in March. This is above forecasts. New orders

By Dr. Edward F. Knab, Productivity Constructs, Inc.Most businesses have already experienced major challenges in their global supply chain resulting from the downturn in the global economy. Similarly, looking forward there are a number of significant

Emerging optimism prevails in the manufacturing sector that the "Great Recession" is finally turning to recovery, according to the quarterly Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Survey on the Business Outlook March 2010, a leading indicator for the in…

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the eighth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 11th consecutive month, according to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®."Both new orders and

Pervasive and role-based supply chain intelligence has emerged as a critical factor for improving operational performance, according to a new report published by Aberdeen Group, Supply Chain Intelligence: Adopt Role-Based Operational Business Intelligence

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 13 percent in March compared with the same month a year ago, and double-digit increases are expected to continue through the summer as the U.S. economy begins

CEOs appear to be emerging from recession mode and priming for a return to growth, according to results of The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2010 Survey."Both the year-on-year movement and rank order of challenges suggest that CEOs’ focus has moved

The expansion of the U.S. economy is on track for a resumption of job gains in the near term and sustained growth over the next two years that will slightly exceed the economy’s trend pace, according to a report recently released by The National