Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The United States House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation, entitled H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, by a 387-35 margin that extends current law and authorizes surface transportation programs through the end of July.
Posted on 05/20 at 01:59 PM
As the supply chains of high-tech shippers continue to mature and innovate, coupled with rapid growth, it is not a huge surprise to see them further leverage current strategies and lay the groundwork for newer ones, when it comes to further expanding their manufacturing supply chain capabilities. That was a key theme in the fifth Annual UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain (CITC) survey that was rolled out today.
In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, timing is everything, more specifically timely delivery is. And there are few places that come to light more than in the context of last-mile delivery, which continues to be driven by mobile and online shopping, with consumers expecting tight delivery times whether it be same-day or 1-2 hours in some cases. And while the delivery-related aspects of last-mile delivery has received a ton of attention, an offshoot of that posited by JLL is if retailers’ real estate, regardless of size, is a pro or a con in last mile processes.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The current state of truck tonnage appears to be on a rocky road, based on data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Posted on 05/19 at 11:49 AM
Truck Tonnage •
This represents the first time the average weekly price has topped the $2.90 per gallon mark since hitting $2.917 per gallon the week of March 16.
Posted on 05/19 at 11:12 AM
Diesel Prices •
Manufacturing, transportation, and distribution are changing before our eyes. While organizations try to figure out what change means to their organizations, its important to remember that the physical movement of goods isn’t going way.
Posted on 05/19 at 09:26 AM
Monday, May 18, 2015
Smart companies view their business processes as strategic assets to be managed and constantly improved to deliver optimum value. Business Process Management (BPM) tools help identify opportunities for improved efficiency and productivity throughout your business.
Identifying waste in your warehouse is the first step to eliminating it. While people and buildings are pretty well fixed, there are ways to better utilize your existing infrastructure and improve processes that will positively impact your bottom line. In this white paper, we share methods of identifying costly waste in your warehouse and how it can be eliminated through the use of mobile power.
Consumer satisfaction with the quality of your products is clearly important, but the service you provide before and after the sale is equally important to any business, but often overlooked as benefiting the bottom line. However, providing efficient tracking and tracing of shipped products enhances customer loyalty and your company image.
Posted on 05/18 at 03:24 PM
white papers •
Mobile solutions have a significant impact on business today. To stay current, companies need to have a plan on where, when and how to invest in mobility.