Thursday, September 01, 2011
By continually working to expand its 3PL relationship, this fast-growing manufacturer has been able to concentrate on the bigger picture—expanding into new markets, launching new products, gaining efficiencies in its operations, and reducing manufacturing and labor costs.
The nebulous term gets thrown around quite a bit in logistics and supply chain circles, but what does it mean, how is it achieved, and what benefit does it bring to your logistics operations?
Labor savings within the four walls of the warehouse/DC is no longer the primary driver behind choosing a highly automated system. Today, materials handling automation solutions represent a broader supply chain play that improves inventory replenishment, advances piece picking, and cuts transportation costs.
While manufacturing may be experiencing a bit of a slowdown, the overall numbers in the August edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing (ISM) Report on Business still point to growth.
According to the report, the U.S. logistics market had 32.7 million square feet absorbed, which Grubb & Ellis pointed out is a level that has not been reached since 2007. Of that 32.7 million square feet, it was more heavily weighted towards the second quarter, which had a quarterly net absorption of 18.1 million square feet.
Seaports are essential to economic prosperity, and federal funding pays dividends for our country
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Some of the world’s biggest importers and exporters announced that is has engaged Maersk Line in response to the ocean carrier’s recently announced “Manifesto”
A new agreement between global supply chain groups may boost world class procurement and supply management training in Asia-Pacific region and beyond
With federal transportation funding slated to expire on September 30, President Barack Obama today pointed out the perils of that scenario if that comes to fruition.
As was the case last month, stalled economic growth and bearish economic indicators are pointing to slower growth, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.