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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LM recently spoke with recently spoke with Wall Street analyst John Larkin to get some of his insights as we approach the halfway point of 2013, or at least get a little closer to it.
Carload volume—at 285,679—was up 1.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 250,159 trailers and containers—was up 3.5 percent
At yesterday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the recently announced nomination of Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of Transportation, the nominee laid out some key components of his agenda if he is confirmed.
Supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates said this week that total United States 2012 third-party logistics (3PL) gross revenue—at $141.8 billion—were up 6 percent over 2011.
Company officials said that CEVA’s quarterly results were impacted by various factors, including: overall soft global logistics markets; loss of airfreight volume with some business switching to ocean transport; exposure to Eurozone markets; and underperforming Contract Logistics contracts.