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Thursday, September 15, 2011
A week after a Senate committee held a hearing to examine the current state of the United States Postal Service and recent proposals to improve its financial condition, the USPS today announced proposed changes to its network that it said would deliver $3 billion in annual savings.
Posted on 09/15 at 12:14 PM
The emergence of cloud computing is having a direct and positive impact on manufacturers’ IT performance and subsequently supply chain operations, according to a report from IDC Manufacturing Insights.
The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) shows that inflation remained in stand-still mode in August as an upsurge in food prices was offset by an equivalent decrease in energy prices
Posted on 09/15 at 08:58 AM
Global Trade •
With its fifth annual bechmarking survey of logistics professionals, Kewill came to some rather startling conclusions about the current state of the parcel shipping industry
Posted on 09/15 at 08:53 AM
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The BTS said that the July Freight TSI at 108.3 is up 14.8 percent from the recent low of 94.3 in April 2009, which was its lowest level since July 1997. July’s Freight TSI is down 4.4 percent from its historic peak of 113.3 in January 2005.
Based on data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail sales numbers remain in a holding pattern.
CEVA Logistics recently announced it is ramping up its less-than-container-load (LCL) service offerings, with the addition of a new service from Hamburg to New York.
Posted on 09/14 at 09:19 AM
Global Logistics •
Company officials said this move was driven by increased growth in this area, adding that ODFL will hire 12 new employees to work out of this facility. ODFL now has four Wisconsin-based service centers and 214 throughout the United States.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Earlier today, the House of Representatives approved legislation that would continue to fund federal highway, transit, and highway safety and Federal Aviation Administration programs at current levels.
The uneven trajectory of the economic recovery was highlighted once again in the most recent edition of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) Index.