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2014 NITL Executive of the Year: Lots of logic and a little luck
Fully embracing the convergence of intermodalism and NAFTA, Michael Haverty says he was the right man at the right place at the right time.

When railroads are doing business with a larger than large customer like UPS, it stands to reason, it can often be the best, and worst, of both worlds, depending on how things are going. That was one of the main takeaways from a presentation by UPS Vice President of Corporate Transportation Services Ken Buenker at this year’s RailTrends conference in New York.
Posted on 12/18 at 12:34 PM

While many market conditions are working against shippers, the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR shows that things may be improving, albeit slowly.
Posted on 12/18 at 11:35 AM

Newsroom Notes takes a look at some of the biggest stories and themes in logistics for 2014.
Posted on 12/18 at 10:30 AM

Even though China’s costs have risen and the U.S. has now surpassed Mexico as the preferred locale for relocating offshored manufacturing, advantages can be fleeting and the challenges great
Posted on 12/17 at 02:40 PM

Memphis-based FedEx reported solid fiscal second quarter earnings results today. Quarterly net income of $616 million was up 23 percent annually, and revenue, at $11.9 billion, was up 5 percent. Operating income at $1.01 billion was up 22 percent.
Posted on 12/17 at 11:06 AM

UPS said this week that it has added significant space to some of its North America-based distribution facilities, which the company increases the total size of its supply chain solutions network size by roughly 1.2 million square-feet. The company’s total global supply chain solutions network is comprised of 596 facilities and about 32.8 million square-feet. UPS offers various services at these facilities, including: warehousing and fulfillment inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; and store-ready displays.
Posted on 12/16 at 12:40 PM

A week ago, the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline saw its steepest decline in more than two years, when it fell 7 cents to $3.535. This week took that decline a step further, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting that the average price this week fell 11.6 cents to $3.419 per gallon.
Posted on 12/16 at 11:19 AM
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Looking back at 2014
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Newsroom Notes takes a look at some of the biggest stories and themes in logistics for 2014.

U.S. ports move closer to funding target
Combo of reducing carbon pollution and supply chain efficiency remains in a tight spot
Different ways to look at manufacturing data
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Transportation Management Systems: The Full Value Proposition
Transportation management systems (TMS) -- once only a solution for mega-shippers -- are becoming as common in the trucking industry as air horns and antilock brakes. Costs of adopting a TMS are coming down, and access and usability is easier than ever thanks to the technology's move in the cloud.
The Full Story Behind Improving Supply Chain Efficiency and Visibility
How to Maximize Your Business’ Shipping Efficiency
Electric Lift Trucks: The Truth about Their Impact on Your Operation
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VISIBILITY for Dynamic Supply Chains = BEST PRACTICES for Everyone
Join Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director and industry experts from LeanLogistics as they discuss the critical role of visibility to dynamic supply chains. They'll share case study examples highlighting the challenges, solutions, and results that transportation professionals in all roles can learn from.
Supply Chain Transformation: Meeting the Omni-channel Fulfillment Challenge
9th Annual Warehouse & DC Operations Survey Results
Improving Supply Chain Efficiency Through Convergence, Collaboration, and Visibility
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