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Report Shows Surge in Malware Attacks

A new report shows continuing growth of new malware and attack techniques, highlighting the need for layered defenses, advanced threat prevention and stringent security policies. WatchGuard Technologies, a provider of advanced network…

Mobile Apps Reshaping Supply Chain Operations

A research study finds that the move to mobile applications is accelerating in warehousing and supply chain operations. The study, performed by VDC Research and sponsored  by Ivanti Software, found that 53% of warehouse operations IT…

Deloitte: Global Optimism About Growth

As global economies grow in sync for the first time in a decade, optimism surpasses uncertainty among private companies when it comes to their expectations and investment plans, according to Deloitte. In fact, 89% of global private…

ISM: Economic Growth To Continue In 2018

Economic growth in the United States will continue in 2018, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives. That's the finding of the December 2017 Semiannual Economic Forecast by the Institute for Supply Chain Management…

ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Index at 57.4% in November

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in November for the 95th consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued by…

Chemical Activity Barometer Continues Gains

The Chemical Activity Barometer, a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council, notched another solid increase in November over October's reading. The gain was on both a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis…

PMI at 58.2% in November as Manufacturing Stayed Strong

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 102nd consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was…

Forecast of 2018 Global Security Threat

The Information Security Forum, an independent information security organization focused on cyber security, identified the five leading global security threats it believes businesses will face in 2018. Key threats for the coming year…

Global Supply Chain Risk Falls for 3rd Straight Quarter

Political uncertainty and natural disasters across the world failed to increase global supply chain risk in the third quarter, according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Risk Index. The CIPS Risk Index fell…

McKinsey Sees Global Opportunities for US Manufacturers

The economics research arm of McKinsey & Co. released new research that outlines opportunities to boost manufacturing by up to $530 billion or 20% by 2025. The report from McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), Making it in America:…

Deloitte: More Use of Supply Chain Fraud Analytics

The use of analytics to combat third-party supply chain fraud, waste, and abuse risk has jumped to 35% of companies in 2017 from 25% percent in 2014, according to a Deloitte poll of more than 3,200 supply chain professionals. "It's…

IoT Means More Security Threats to Healthcare Industry

Life sciences and healthcare companies will integrate Internet of Things (IoT) devices and other intelligent hardware to improve efficiency and patient care and enhance supply chain visibility. But the increasing use of such technologies…

ISM: NMI at 60.1% in October, up from September

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 94th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The NMI registered 60.1%, which…

Industry Eager for High-Speed Cellular Data

Reflecting the increasing importance of wireless connectivity, seven out of ten leaders across the healthcare, transportation, energy and manufacturing industries believe the U.S. must implement 5G data technology to stay economically…

Chemical Activity Barometer Up After September Storms

The Chemical Activity Barometer, a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council, showed an increase over September's level. The CAB was up 0.2% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis and 0.7% on an…

Mapping a Route to Self-Driving Cars

As Congress makes headway on legislation to expedite the rollout of self-driving cars, automotive and technology companies are already forging ahead in spite of lingering regulatory uncertainty and other challenges, according to a new…

Shortage of 50,000 Truck Drivers This Year

The trucking industry could be short 50,000 drivers by the end of 2017, according a report by American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello. "In addition to the sheer lack of drivers, fleets are also suffering from a lack…

New Breed of Procurement Professionals

In a workforce being transformed by the rise of the gig economy and the restructuring of industries, how do young procurement professionals see their path to move up the career ladder? A global survey by Procurious.com, an online…

Economic Impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Damage from Hurricane Harvey will total $60 billion to $100 billion, making it the second most destructive storm on record after Katrina, and damage from Irma, at $30 billion, will rank sixth. That is the estimate released by IHS Markit,…