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Former Walmart CEO Lee Scott touts benefits of tech, sustainability in keynote

Posted 03/18 · 10:36 AM · MMH Editorial
Former Walmart CEO Lee Scott told Tuesday morning’s keynote crowd that the technology-driven changes in logistics have been “profound” and will continue to change rapidly, but people can still count on some basics to stay the same.

MODEX Gets Underway

Posted 03/18 · 08:15 AM · SCMR Editorial
John Paxton, president of MHI, welcomed attendees and exhibitors to Modex 2014 by noting that this is “the greatest supply chain show on earth.”

Keynote presenters: Speed and sustainability win in global logistics

Posted 03/17 · 09:25 AM · MMH Editorial
The shorter, more direct route to meeting customer demands is prevailing in global logistics, said the two executives featured in Monday morning’s keynote, “Shipping Trends for Global Supply Chains.”

National Retail Federation Forecasts Shipping Rebound

Posted 03/11 · 09:52 AM · SCMR Editorial
NRF anticipates a surge of activity in spring

Proposed DOT FY 2015 budget draws mixed reactions from industry stakeholders

Posted 03/06 · 08:54 AM · LM Editorial
The requested budget includes $90.9 billion for the United States Department of Transportation, which was soundly endorsed by DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, whom said that the requested funds will lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by addressing the nation’s growing infrastructure deficit, making investments into the national infrastructure network, and increasing safety and efficiency.

Chief Procurement Officers concentrate on cost containment

Posted 03/05 · 04:45 PM · LM Editorial
A majority (57%) of surveyed Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) said short-term cost reduction is a higher priority than long-term growth in 2014, according to a new survey by Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives.

Logistics managers seek to fill the “talent gap”

Posted 03/04 · 04:52 PM · LM Editorial
The challenge for business leaders is in finding the best supply chain talent, says, Mike Burnette, Associate Director at The Global Supply Chain Institute University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration.

Strategies and innovations for business growth will be showcased at AirCargo 2014

Posted 03/04 · 04:45 PM · LM Editorial
When the Air Freight Forwarder’s Association (AfA) stages its annual conference next month, the focus will be “closing the deal.”

CEVA is confident about the future, despite mixed earnings results

Posted 03/04 · 10:34 AM · LM Editorial
Fourth quarter revenue for CEVA–at $2.149 billion-dropped 9.4 percent annually, while adjusted EBITDA jumped up 57.1 percent to $77 million, with the company citing cost reduction actions taken last year contributing to ongoing annual improvements for the latter. For 2013, CEVA revenue fell 8.3 percent year-over-year to $8.517 billion, due to sluggish volumes from its Freight Management group.
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ITR economist tells logistics managers to prepare for measured growth

Posted 03/03 · 06:30 PM · LM Editorial
Although there have been recent signs of new hires in the logistcs sector, managers are being advised to remain cautious when it comes to investing in human capital this year.

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