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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
As the supply chains of high-tech shippers continue to mature and innovate, coupled with rapid growth, it is not a huge surprise to see them further leverage current strategies and lay the groundwork for newer ones, when it comes to further expanding their manufacturing supply chain capabilities. That was a key theme in the fifth Annual UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain (CITC) survey that was rolled out today.
In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, timing is everything, more specifically timely delivery is. And there are few places that come to light more than in the context of last-mile delivery, which continues to be driven by mobile and online shopping, with consumers expecting tight delivery times whether it be same-day or 1-2 hours in some cases. And while the delivery-related aspects of last-mile delivery has received a ton of attention, an offshoot of that posited by JLL is if retailers’ real estate, regardless of size, is a pro or a con in last mile processes.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The current state of truck tonnage appears to be on a rocky road, based on data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Posted on 05/19 at 11:49 AM
Truck Tonnage •
This represents the first time the average weekly price has topped the $2.90 per gallon mark since hitting $2.917 per gallon the week of March 16.
Posted on 05/19 at 11:12 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, May 18, 2015
Total POLA volumes in April were down 6.1 percent compared to April 2014 at 662,973 TEU, and April volumes at POLB moved up 7.9 percent annually at 614,860, which marked its highest cargo activity for the month of April going back to 2006.
Posted on 05/18 at 01:57 PM
Spot market freight volumes for the month of April remained firmly on a typical seasonal trajectory, according to data issued by DAT.
Posted on 05/18 at 09:12 AM
Spot Market •
Supply chain management is evolving from a series of sequential links in the chain to a supply network. That may impact how the warehouse of the future operates.
New service helps employees explore opportunities and employers scan resumes or post open positions to 135,000+ monthly visitors.
Friday, May 15, 2015
This week United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s Import Security Filing rule, which is commonly known as 10+2, took a major step towards finally becoming official.
Posted on 05/15 at 12:42 PM
The trucking industry would like to see greater use of longer combination vehicles, specifically 33-foot twin trailers instead of the currently legal 28-foot “pups” that dot the major interstates right now.
Posted on 05/15 at 10:07 AM