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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Prime Advantage, a major buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the results of its eighth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of small and midsized North American manufacturers for the second half of 2011.
Posted on 10/06 at 01:35 PM
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Entitled RedPrairie On-Demand Supply Chain, company officials said this new unit will support advanced technology for warehouse management (WMS) and transportation management (TMS) in a single- and multi-tenant model.
Posted on 10/06 at 01:24 PM
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This new offering is “designed to deliver optimized solutions that remove waste, create new efficiencies, and introduce Lean continuous improvement processes to transportation network operations.”

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

In a deal announced yesterday, United Continental Holdings signed a new logistics agreement between United Cargo, the cargo division formed by the merger of United and Continental Airlines, and Forward Air, Inc.
Posted on 10/04 at 08:31 AM
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Monday, October 03, 2011

Reports that President Barack Obama may send free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to Congress for consideration this week will be fully embraced by the logistics community.
Posted on 10/03 at 01:53 PM
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Manufacturing continued its growth in September as the PMI registered 51.6%, an increase of 1 percentage point when compared to August’s reading of 50.6%.
Posted on 10/03 at 12:07 PM
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Sunday, October 02, 2011

On the eve of the annual meeting of The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual meeting this week, American Airlines Cargo division announced the expansion of its cold-chain service
Posted on 10/02 at 05:27 PM
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Friday, September 30, 2011

Saddle Creek Corp. said this week it has invested in alternative fuel vehicles. These vehicles are comprised of 40 Freightliner natural gas trucks and will be in Saddle Creek’s for-hire fleet, and the company plans to add 40 more early next year.
Posted on 09/30 at 02:41 PM
News3PLTruckingSaddle Creek Logistics ServicesLogisticsNatural GasPermalink

The Western Coal Traffic League filed a petition with the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) requesting that the STB issue an order that would adjust the Uniform Railroad Costing System of Class I railroad carrier BNSF Railway Company.
Posted on 09/30 at 12:53 PM
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Carload volume—at 305,133—was up 1.1 percent annually and approached the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.
Posted on 09/30 at 10:30 AM
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