Thursday, June 04, 2015
2015 is likely to be a crucial year for corporate sustainability, as new targets for poverty reduction, sustainable development and emissions-reduction are due to be set out by world leaders this year.
Posted on 06/04 at 07:57 AM
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Various reports published in recent months have focused on what e-commerce bellwether Amazon is up to these days in regards to its concept for a retail store. This store is not a typical one in which you enter through the front door, pick out what you want, pay for them, and then leave. A terrific article in the online technology publication Re/code discusses the store, which is based on a patent Amazon filed.
Posted on 06/03 at 01:44 PM
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.7 in May which was 2.1 percent below April (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth) and also 1.5 percent below the 12-month average of 57.2
Posted on 06/03 at 10:50 AM
In response to the ongoing need for highly skilled supply chain management professionals, Amber Road recently launched “The Global Trade Academy” – concentrating on trade compliance rules and regulations.
Posted on 06/03 at 09:14 AM
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, has officially completed its recently-announced acquisition of Command Transportation LLC, privately held truckload broker and non-asset based transportation provider.
Posted on 06/02 at 01:05 PM
Echo Global Logistics •
You may not be aware of it, but Canadian consumers often receive goods purchased from the U.S. only to discover they’re on the hook for additional customs and brokerage fees. To avoid such frustrations and keep customers happy, U.S. businesses can apply for Non-Resident Importer (NRI) status. During this webcast we'll explore the benefits, process, roles and responsibilities of Canada’s Non-Resident Importer (NRI) program.
SHIFT Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier that moves freight from California, Nevada, and Arizona to the Eastern half of the United States, said this week that it is now serving 1,400 new direct points in Michigan and Ohio.
Posted on 06/02 at 10:37 AM
Less-than-truckload (LTL) bellwether Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) said this week that it has updated its second quarter expectations for growth in LTL tons per day, and year-over-year growth in LTL revenue per hundredweight, excluding fuel surcharges.
Posted on 06/02 at 09:04 AM
At $2.909 per gallon, the average price for this week was down half a cent, following a cumulative 16-cent gain over the previous six weeks.
Posted on 06/02 at 08:22 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, June 01, 2015
Faced with service issues and declining performance metrics, rail and intermodal providers are keeping investment levels at record highs as they continue to work through the current challenges to get back to pre-recession performance levels.