Tuesday, May 01, 2012
By understanding the markets and how oil prices are set, shippers and carriers will more aggressively look for ways to increase the fuel efficiency of logistics operations. Along these lines, the second part of this series, next month, will dive deeper into how futures markets work and why they are nothing to be feared or loathed.
in 2012, the prudent shipper has to be looking for options to traditional long-haul trucking in an attempt to control costs and ensure that capacity is available to sustain operations.
This month we reflect on the views of the businesspeople, government policy makers, and academics that participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) study of supply chain risk.
Don’t you just hate it when politicians or activists take a quote out of context and blow it out of proportion to make the other party look bad?
Posted on 05/01 at 03:00 AM
May 2012 •
This year’s findings indicate a leveling off from last year’s welcome spike, but also indicate a higher overall investment by those firms that are buying new or upgrading. For 2012, the market appears to be progressing on a slow-and-steady growth path that isn’t expected to let up anytime soon.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Aaron Sasson, CEO of GT Nexus, noted that the “new world of business networks” demands tightly integrated supply chain planning and execution
Financially troubled YRC Worldwide has reported that it has bought some time in its effort to restore the nation’s second-largest LTL carrier to profitability.
Posted on 04/30 at 12:10 PM
Friday, April 27, 2012
Horizon Lines is, and always has been, a very staunch supporter of the Jones Act and all of its requirements
The company announced the launch of TRNet Express, which Pitt Ohio is offering in conjunction with Mountain Valley Express, a Manteca, Calif.-based regional LTL services provider.
Carload volume—at 282,262—was down 3.6 percent annually and ahead of the week ending April 14 at 276,789 and the week ending April 7 at 270,974.