Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The warehouse and distribution center (DC) can be a fertile breeding ground for and home to a wide variety of pests.
Annual growth for import cargo volume at United States-based retail container ports appears to be in the cards with holiday shopping season underway, according to the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
For the third straight year, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) convened its Annual 3PL Value Creation Summit in Chicago recently to identify key global industry trends. Investment specialists were also part of the blend, and contributed insights on how merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is reshaping the marketplace.
Posted on 11/10 at 10:14 AM
Changes in customer behavior are set to disrupt businesses in all industries over the next five years. Yet, most company operations are not designed to deliver what customers value – now or three years from now.
At $2.502 per gallon, the average price was up 1.7 cents, following three weeks of declines for a cumulative 7.1 cent decrease during that period.
Posted on 11/10 at 09:57 AM
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Monday, November 09, 2015
Bloomberg reported that Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is “exploring a takeover of U.S. carrier Norfolk Southern Corp. in a fresh attempt to consolidate the North American industry, according to people familiar with the matter.”
Posted on 11/09 at 02:45 PM
The 2015 JDA Consumer Survey, which was issued last week by JDA Software Group, takes a long look at how the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping “events,” as well as other ways retailers endeavor to meet consumer shopping needs during the holiday shopping season. The survey’s findings were based on feedback from more than 1,000 United States-based consumers.
Friday, November 06, 2015
The United States Postal Service said yesterday that over the course of the holiday season it expects to deliver roughly 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats, and packages, adding that it expects to deliver around 600 million packages alone between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, which would represent a 10.5 percent annual increase.
Posted on 11/06 at 10:51 AM
October carloads—at 1,124,470—were down 6.9 percent—or 83,578 carloads— annually, and intermodal containers and trailers—at 1,089,310—dropped 1.4 percent or 15,769 carloads compared to October 2014.
Posted on 11/06 at 10:00 AM
While this column has identified the many advantages the Trans-Pacific Partnership would provide U.S. logistics managers once it comes into play, the deal also has positive implications for Asian members.
Posted on 11/06 at 09:57 AM