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Friday, May 01, 2015

A mixed bag may be the most appropriate way to characterize the current state of manufacturing based on the most recent edition of the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business issued by the Institute for Supply Management today.
Posted on 05/01 at 01:42 PM
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The Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (FRA) issued its long-awaited Final Rulemaking for “Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains.”
Posted on 05/01 at 12:21 PM
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U.S. carloads were down 1.6 percent at 278,294 carloads, and intermodal volume was up 5.6 percent at 279,0123 containers and trailers.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:45 AM
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

For anyone not sold on the ongoing impacts of e-commerce on logistics and supply chain operations, comments by some influential industry executives at the recent National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) Conference and Transportation Expo definitely would help change that train of thought.
Posted on 04/30 at 10:00 AM
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The consortium will bring together members of the global manufacturing and retail industry to collaborate on industry challenges and share research insights in data science, technology and supply chain optimization conducted by the Forum’s founder, MIT professor David Simchi-Levi.
Posted on 04/30 at 09:05 AM
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Richard Peretz, UPS Corporate Controller and Treasurer, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer, replacing Kurt Kuehn, whom will be retiring following a 38-year career with Big Brown.
Posted on 04/29 at 10:29 AM
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Since its inception in September 2011, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics has made several acquisitions. And that process it has established itself as a player in myriad markets through its growth by acquisition strategy. Yesterday, it took things on the acquisition front to a new level, announcing it plans to acquire Lyon, France-based 3PL Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion.
Posted on 04/29 at 08:54 AM
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

With congestion issues and seaport gridlocks plaguing the transportation industry, air freight volumes are back on the rise. According to JLL’s annual Airport Outlook Report, global air cargo saw a 4.5 percent annual increase in 2014 and the forecast calls for 5 percent growth in 2015.
Posted on 04/28 at 01:27 PM
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With a 3.1 cent increase, this week’s average price is $2.811, following last week’s 0.26 cent boost. The gains over the last two weeks come on the heels of a cumulative 16.3 cent decrease over the previous five weeks.
Posted on 04/28 at 12:24 PM
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Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS began 2015 in solid fashion with first quarter revenue up 1.4 percent at $14.0 billion and operating profit up 11 percent at $1.7 billion. Earnings per share were up 14 percent at $1.12, which exceeded Wall Street expectations of $1.09, while revenue was shy of the Street’s $14.27 billion estimate.
Posted on 04/28 at 10:04 AM
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