Tuesday, March 29, 2016
As Amazon continues to receive heightened interest in regards to how it handles supply chain and logistics operations. Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Tom Racciatti, a director in West Monroe’s Operations Excellence practice, to get some fresh perspective on Amazon’s supply chain.
Posted on 03/29 at 02:02 AM
Monday, March 28, 2016
Despite improved results in January and February, the March edition of the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index suggests that these months may have merely amounted to positive blips within a downward trend.
With Congress having passed the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act into law late last year, a rail shippers group is ready for the bill’s objectives to be put into motion in order for the STB to be able to implement free-market reforms and resolve rate disputes in a swift and fair manner.
Posted on 03/28 at 10:02 AM
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The Simon Property Group argues that going to the mall is greener than ordering online. SCMR’s authors argue the answer is not so black and white (or green).
Posted on 03/28 at 09:50 AM
Friday, March 25, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently reported that that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico dropped 7.7 percent on an annual basis in January to $82.4 billion.
Posted on 03/25 at 09:34 AM
Carloads were down 17.2 percent compared to the same week last year at 235,390 carloads, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 10.7 percent annually at 248,073.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that the Panama Canal Expansion will be officially inaugurated on Sunday, June 26, 2016 – two years beyond the original deadline.
For January, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI was 4.3, topping December’s 3.0, and November’s -0.6 (which was an improvement over October’s -3.1). FTR said these recent tallies reflect how favorable market conditions from 2015 continued into 2016, adding that capacity is now sufficient to meet current market demands. But it added that the SCI is expected to turn negative as the year moves on, due to concerns about expected capacity shortages in 2017.
Posted on 03/24 at 11:03 AM
Shipping losses continue their long-term downward trend with 85 total losses reported worldwide in 2015, according to the Allianz Global Corporated & Specialty (AGCS) fourth annual Safety and Shipping Review 2016.
Statistical evidence highlights impact of capital investment and educated labor on productivity performance.
Posted on 03/24 at 08:54 AM