Speaking of a supply chain security challenge, one of United Iron and Metal’s warehouses is outdoors in a hard-scrabble urban neighborhood of Baltimore, and it sprawls over more than 20 acres with one boundary chockablock against railroad tracks. Unwanted visitors were a relentless headache... until John Creighton, the director of security at United Iron and Metal, did something about it.
In August, Ryder System Inc. received recognition as a “2014 Great Supply Chain Partner” for the 12th consecutive year. The 12th Annual List was the result of a six-month online poll in which supply chain professionals were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.
The International Hologram Manufacturers Association(IHMA) says reports from the EU, the Japan Patent Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are reminders of the “huge” threat posed to consumer safety – China is a leading supplier of goods to the world’s markets, and it is also the primary source for counterfeit items.