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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 59.3 (a reading above 50 represents growth) in November, which was 2.2 percent above October’s 57.1 and 3.3 percent above the 12-month average of 56.
Posted on 12/03 at 12:11 PM
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In a recent survey conducted by Supply Chain Management Review and Logistics Management, supply chain and logistics executives said the biggest obstacles standing in the way of their organizations achieving supply chain efficiencies and gaining greater control of costs include a lack of visibility into all steps in the supply chain, poor synchronization of end-to-end business processes, and little or no access to accurate, time-sensitive information.
Posted on 12/02 at 05:44 PM
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At a time when representatives rarely agree upon anything, U.S. House and Senate leaders from both the Republican and Democratic Parties are jointly sponsoring a bill to establish a national maritime policy to encourage U.S.-flag shipping.
Posted on 12/02 at 05:16 PM
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This decline comes on the heels of the 3.3 cent drop last week and stands as the lowest average weekly price per gallon since the week of February 21, 2011, when it checked in at $3.573.
Posted on 12/02 at 12:45 PM
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In a move geared towards expanding its freight brokerage presence even further, global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) said yesterday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Kansas City-based Freightquote.com for $365 million. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.
Posted on 12/02 at 10:46 AM
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Read this special report where we offer a collection of articles designed to help retail shippers maximize efficiencies by getting a better handle on managing parcel costs, improving returns management, and understanding how new packaging processes can help contain new "dim weight" pricing being rolled out by the parcel carrier giants.
Posted on 12/02 at 10:24 AM
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Monday, December 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.
Posted on 12/01 at 09:00 PM
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As we have for the past several years in the December issue, we’ve removed ourselves from the end-of-year prediction business and have attempted to put together an educational experience that will help you prepare for the year ahead.
Posted on 12/01 at 07:26 PM
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The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, declined 0.3 percent to 58.7 in November, with the November PMI 3.1 percent above the 12-month average of 55.6.
Posted on 12/01 at 02:25 PM
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The biggest oil and fuel market story of 2014 was the 30+ percent decline in global crude oil prices experienced in the second half of the year. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) spot prices fell from just under $110 to $74 per barrel—a level not seen since the global recession cut a whopping 6 percent from global consumption back in 2009. This price decline has come largely at the hands of surging U.S. oil production and the fact that global demand has lagged due to significant deceleration in the growth rate of Chinese demand.
Posted on 12/01 at 02:16 PM
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