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State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit By John D. Schulz · July 7, 2016
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.

June and year-to-date intermodal volumes see over all declines, reports IANA By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2016
Total June volume total volume was off 4.0 percent at 1,521,276 and for the first six months of the year total volume was down 2.3 percent at 8,622,625.

Cass and Avondale data highlights declining truckload and intermodal rates By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2016
Declines remained intact in June, based on data in the most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners, which was released last week.

NYK is latest ocean carrier to opt for INTTRA’s eVGM Service By Patrick Burnson · July 22, 2016
In keeping with ocean cargo industry trend, NYK Line is the latest to implement the INTTRA eVGM Service

Peak Season dynamics continue to see changes By Jeff Berman · July 22, 2016
As is the case with various facets of supply chain management and logistics, it seems like many things these days are more fluid than they used to be. And when it comes to Peak Season, it is clearly not an exception.

AAR reports carload and intermodal declines for week ending July 16 By LM Staff · July 22, 2016
Carloads were down 5.4 percent at 262,202, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 5.8 percent at 258,020 containers and trailers.

As usual, the Highway Trust Fund remains underfunded and overlooked By Jeff Berman · July 22, 2016
In a world filled with uncertainties, there are at least two certainties in the world of freight transportation, supply chain management, and logistics as it relates to federal policy: the federal gasoline tax will never see an increase and national transportation infrastructure that is badly needed will never receive the requisite amounts needed.

Daifuku North America moves headquarters to Novi, Michigan By Josh Bond · July 21, 2016
New facility to house more than 300 engineers, project managers, sales, customer service and administrative staff.

Motion Industries to acquire OBBCO Safety & Supply By Josh Bond · July 21, 2016
Material handling parts distributor acquires Mid-Atlantic industrial safety distributor.

PMMI’s inaugural ProFood Tech trade show set for April 2017 By Josh Bond · July 21, 2016
Biennial event to showcase innovations and crossover technologies that serve the food and beverage markets.

3PL Central acquires cloud-based inventory control software supplier Traker Systems By Josh Bond · July 21, 2016
Acquisition to enhance capabilities in transportation, cold storage and light manufacturing.

Improving Packaging: The Cost of Shipping Air is Going Up By LM Staff · July 21, 2016
Retailers and manufacturers that insist on using inefficient and sloppy packaging methods—oversized boxes, inefficient packaging, poorly constructed palletized contents—are paying for their mistakes in sharply higher freight rates. Pitt Ohio White Paper, Logistics White Paper, Dimensional Packaging

Fortna celebrates 70 years By Josh Bond · July 21, 2016
Company began in 1946 as a hand truck and parts business in a one-room office.

Where does RFID offer the greatest benefits & maximum ROI? By Admin · July 20, 2016
Used as a stand-alone or as a complementary technology to laser- and camera-based data capture, Radio-Frequency Identification technologies offer an increasingly affordable and automated means to improve inventory accuracy and omni-channel fulfillment execution. RFID White Paper, RFID Automation from SICK,

Smart Logistics 4.0: End-to-end optimization based on maximum data transparency By Admin · July 20, 2016
The distribution logistics is currently undergoing a paradigm shift. First and foremost, the change is driven by the market itself: Food and non-food consumers have completely new possibilities to cover their needs with E-Commerce and online trade.

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