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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Growth firmly remains in the cards for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2015. That was the main takeaway from the December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which, in many ways, picked up where its companion Spring 2014 report published last April left off.
Posted on 05/06 at 01:33 PM
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First quarter revenue of $1.776 billion was down 4.8 percent annually but up 4.6 percent in constant currency. And adjusted EBITDA at $51 million saw an 18.6 percent annual gain, with a 23.3 percent increase in constant currency.
Posted on 05/06 at 10:47 AM
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Heading into 2015, the intermodal sector was faced with the same challenges it had exiting 2014, namely the West Coast port labor disruption and harsh winter weather. But even with these obstacles volumes still managed to show overall growth on an annual basis, according to the most recent edition of the Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Posted on 05/06 at 09:40 AM
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Forget cost cutting. Innovation and sustainability are the most important factors in business today. The companies that get it right can still win in a flat economy, says ISM CEO Tom Derry.
Posted on 05/06 at 07:43 AM
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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Our panel of supply chain technology analysts dive into the trends they think are shaping the future of logistics management. The common thread remains the push toward hyper-interoperability—where technology, people, and process collaborate to create true visibility, accurate orders, and happy customers.
Posted on 05/05 at 10:00 PM
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APICS and ASTL said they have signed off on an agreement in which AST&L will merge with APICS upon ratification by an AST&L member vote.
Posted on 05/05 at 02:18 PM
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The average price per gallon of diesel rose 4.3 cents to $2.854 per gallon, following gains of 3.1 cents and 2.6 cents, respectively, the previous two weeks for a cumulative ten cent gain over the last three weeks.
Posted on 05/05 at 11:06 AM
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The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 57.8 in April which was 1.3 percent above March and also 0.5 percent above the 12-month average of 57.3. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 63 months, according to ISM.
Posted on 05/05 at 10:41 AM
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Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics reported solid first quarter earnings last night, with total gross revenue seeing a 148.9 percent annual gain at $703.0 million and net revenue up 349.0 percent to $262.2 million. Despite the significant gains in total gross revenue and net revenue, the company had a $14.7 million quarterly net loss, which marked an improvement compared to a $28.3 million net loss a year ago.
Posted on 05/05 at 09:16 AM
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Monday, May 04, 2015

So far, so good may be the best way to describe the current state of progress in the negotiating process regarding the announcement made last month by FedEx that it plans to acquire Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator for $4.8 billion.
Posted on 05/04 at 09:12 AM
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