Thursday, May 19, 2016
Even though there are myriad indications that the economy has lost some of its footing in recent months, the May 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued by the Institute for Supply Management indicates that prospects for growth remain fully intact.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
This strike authorization coincides with DHL’s annual shareholders meeting being held by its parent company DHL Deutsche Post today. The vote to strike was close to unanimous, with 93 percent of the five-company pilot groups participating in the strike vote and 99 percent of those pilots voted in favor of a strike. Pilots at the five U.S. cargo carriers voted online through anonymous balloting in April and May.
With an eye on meeting the needs of its Chicago-area shipper customers, asset-light transportation and logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTS) said this week that it has expanded its LTL (less-than-truckload) service in Chicago.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
A recent Aberdeen Group study revealed that over 75 percent of manufacturing companies plan to make investing in global trade management (GTM) platforms a top focus for their organizations.
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Global shippers are well aware of the number of new trade agreements being inked that will make it easier for U.S. organizations to not only source product from emerging markets, but also open the door to deliver goods into quickly growing consumer bases.
With a 2.6 cent gain to $2.297 per gallon, this tops last week’s $2.271 per gallon as the highest price to date for 2016 and now also stands as the highest price since the week of December 14, when it was at $2.338 per gallon.
Posted on 05/17 at 10:45 AM
Diesel Prices •
Regardless of the occupation of those readers that offered up their theses for the correct formula for supply chain success, there was one consistent theme across their replies: that being that there is no one definitive formula.
Posted on 05/17 at 10:16 AM
As many U.S. shippers are well aware, Canada is the top export destination for U.S. manufacturers, claiming 19 percent of all American exports. And due to the explosive growth of e-commerce, that number is only going to get bigger.