Monday, November 03, 2014
A conference call hosted by investment firm Stifel Nicolaus last week that featured Dave Osiecki, Executive Vice President & Head of Advocacy at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) provided a detailed insight into the overall outlook for the trucking industry in terms of regulations and politics that can impact the industry going forward.
Posted on 11/03 at 03:08 PM
Despite assurances that The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been negotiating in good faith for a new contract, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are reporting labor “slowdowns” in recent weeks.
Posted on 11/03 at 03:06 PM
Aberdeen Group's October 2014 research study found that a typical international shipment costs twice as much, takes five times as long and has five times the lead time variability of a domestic shipment. During this webinar we'll examine the domestic vs. international supply chain performance gap, uncover the components of the investment disparity and outline 5 international process areas to maximize supply chain performance and continuous improvement.
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, headed up 2.4 percent to 59.0 in October (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), which erased the 2.4 percent decline in September’s PMI. October’s PMI matched August’s 59.0, which was just off its highest reading since March 2011’s 59.1.
Posted on 11/03 at 02:10 PM
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Fully embracing the convergence of intermodalism and NAFTA, Michael Haverty says he was the right man at the right place at the right time.
Leading SCM analysts explore the top trends in cloud-based TMS, share how they’re affecting end-to-end supply chains, and give us the inside track on a few up-and-coming trends we’re soon to see in the cloud.
Savvy, global shippers that capture and analyze transactional transportation management data in collaboration with their third-party service providers have seen hard dollar savings drop to the bottom line. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
According to our annual survey, cost efficiency is still king inside the four walls. However, respondents tell us that the muli-channel fulfillment challenge is pushing them to make more economical moves focused on process improvement and layout changes—steps that our analysts say are very encouraging.
As long as LTL carriers remain disciplined on capacity additions, and the U.S. industrial economy remains strong, the LTL sector is well positioned to continue expanding margins due to operating benefits from increased density and higher freight rates. Analysts agree: It’s time for shippers to pump up the freight budget.
The editorial staff of LM is pleased to again partner with the executive team at the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to present the Annual Executive of the Year Award, an honor that recognizes an individual for career achievement and game-changing leadership in the transportation industry.