Wednesday, May 01, 2013
While ranking ports on size and container throughput is both valid and traditional, analysts contend that domestic ocean cargo gateways might also be compared by volume and value of trade as well as value-added services.
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today that manufacturing activity for April remained in growth territory despite a relatively minimal gain in its core index, known as the PMI.
BNSF CEO Matt Rose discusses myriad facets of supply chain in a wide-ranging keynote at last week's NASSTRAC Annual Conference.
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTS) continues to stay true to its theory of growth by acquisition, saying yesterday it has brought two new companies into the fold: Adrian Carriers, a Milan, Illinois-based logistics service provider focusing on container management and intermodal, and Wando Trucking, a Charleston, South Carolina-based provider of intermodal services and related services in the Southeast.
In research conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) over the past few years, we’ve found that end-to-end, global supply chain visibility and event management capabilities are considered “must haves.” However, those same respondents struggle to tell you exactly what they need to do in order to achieve this.
The air cargo experts at Boeing provide a bi-annual report on the Air Cargo industry entitled World Air Cargo Forecast, and I recommend it to shippers preparing for discussions with their carriers and forwarders.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:00 AM
Air Freight •
May 2013 •
This is the final column in our series about dynamic operations, or global supply chains imbued with the ability to alter the function and focus of key processes (manufacturing, transportation, distribution, etc.) in response to changing events.
Seventy-eight percent of former NFL players learn the hard way that bills remain long after incomes have dried up and are broke within five years of retirement. A similar force is at play among the world’s oil exporting nations.
Posted on 05/01 at 06:00 AM
May 2013 •
Oil Prices •
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
In its spring 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast, the Institute for Supply Management said its spring 2013 Semiannual Report is calling for economic growth for the rest of the year in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.
Supply chain and logistics software and technology provider JDA Software Group Inc, recently announced it has released JDA eight, a Cloud-based offering that meshes more than 30 products on a single platform and unifies supply chain planning, optimization, and business analytics.