Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The ongoing upswing in e-commerce and mobile commerce activity continues to make a significant impact on how retailers, distributors, and third-party logistics approach distribution network processes, according to a new report from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
According to published reports, many large companies have made public plans to reshore portions of their manufacturing to the U.S. over the past two years, including Caterpillar, Nissan, NCR, Yamaha, Ford, and Electrolux. Earlier this year, both Boeing and GE said they were committed to moving parts of their offshore manufacturing capabilities back to the U.S.
The tide has begun to turn on the flow of manufacturing jobs from the U.S. to China and other low-cost countries, according to a new study from The Hackett Group, Inc.
Posted on 05/29 at 07:29 AM
Friday, May 25, 2012
In a gesture that may be without precedent, MOL (America) Inc. today announced that it has begun public disclosure of its ratio of U.S. to Asia export cargo that misses vessel connections due to rail errors
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Carload volume—at 280,565—was down 5 percent annually. Intermodal volumes—at 241,664 trailers and containers—were up 3.1 percent .
Posted on 05/24 at 12:04 PM
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Amware officials said that ParcelPort will be integrated into Amware Logistics Services LLC as Amware Fulfillment Services.
Posted on 05/24 at 11:17 AM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The need for changes in CSA were made loud and clear by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week, when its Board of Directors formally called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make what it said are badly needed changes.
Data from supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates showed that total global third-party logistics (3PL) gross revenue in 2011 at $133.8 billion in 2011 was up 5.2 percent over 2010.
ERP giant SAP announced this week that its subsidiary, SAP America Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Ariba, a 15-year old cloud-based supply chain management technology provider for roughly $4.3 billion.