With industry-wide uncertainty, organizations are forced to quickly and cost-effectively expand their capacity to adapt to seasonal, promotional, or economic variances. But what are the best techniques in which to do so?
In the Logistics Management research brief, “Adapt and React: Leveraging Flexible Labor Strategies to Manage Volatile Demand,” discover firsthand how:
- Roughly 75% of organizations surveyed struggle to identify and train qualified workers
- 60% of logistics providers want more visibility into idle or nonproductive time
- 100% can find ways to improve on these problems with the right labor management system
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When the Air Freight Forwarder’s Association (AfA) stages its annual conference later this month, the focus will be “closing the deal.” Here, in a two-part exclusive interview with AfA president Brand Fried, logistics managers are given an overview of some of the main issues on the agenda
ODFL increased its first quarter growth expectations to between 11.0 percent-to-11.5 percent compared to previous estimates of 10.0 percent-to-11.0 percent, when compared to the first quarter of 2013.
With a $0.5 cent gain, the average price per gallon headed up to $4.021, marking the highest average price per gallon since checking in at $4.047 the week of March 18, 2013.
Differing opinions about the strength of manufacturing in the United States are front and center when it comes to looking at the sector as a driver of economic growth.
Coming off of February, which is typically the slowest month of the year, the report expects to be March much better, with retailers starting to stock up for spring and summer.