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By Jeff Berman · August 12, 2016
The PMA and ILWU appear to be committed to getting in front of things well in advance this time around, when it comes to getting a new deal done well in advance of the expiration of the current contract.
By LM Staff · August 12, 2016
UPS Worldwide Freight Express is now offered in 66 origin and 64 destination countries and territories.
By LM Staff · August 12, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.6 percent from May to June for its third consecutive increase.
By LM Staff · August 12, 2016
Carloads were down 7 percent at 268,006, and intermodal containers and trailers dropped 3.9 percent annually to 263,589.
By Patrick Burnson · August 10, 2016
Chief risk officers often present to their boards detailed laundry lists of risks, heat maps with probabilities and impacts for every conceivable risk, as well as contingency plans for every worst-case scenario short of the “zombie apocalypse.” Managing Supply Chain Risk, Risk Management in the company supply chain.
By Jeff Berman · August 10, 2016
The company said this new facility is part of the company’s nationwide network expansion plan that includes 560 distribution hubs and local pickup-and-delivery stations around the country.
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2016
Despite the presence of still-high inventory levels, typical seasonal patterns appear to be intact for United States-bound retail imports, according to the most recent edition of the issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2016
Save for a change in an accounting estimate, the United States Postal Service (USPS) tuned an operating profit in the fiscal third quarter, it reported today.
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2016
Even with an increase over May, the outlook for the trucking sector remains challenging, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR.
By LM Staff · August 9, 2016
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped for the sixth straight week, falling 3.2 cents to $2.316 per gallon.
By Jeff Berman · August 8, 2016
While many manufacturing and supply chain stakeholders swear by Lean and Six Sigma methods to address the many complexities of modern industrial manufacturing, research issued today by UPS indicates that may not be the best approach to success.
By Patrick Burnson · August 8, 2016
One area of risk that may not be easily recognized is supply chain staffing and background checks.
By Patrick Burnson · August 8, 2016
The official launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has created a $2.6 trillion market with a population of more than 622 million – and although implementation will be a long process – it represents an important milestone, say analysts with A.T. Kearney in a recent report.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2016
Once again, the numbers in the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) annual American Trucking Trends publication continue to show strength, even at a time like the present, when strength could in some ways be viewed in short supply, given the myriad challenges the sector finds itself up against.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2016
Total intermodal volume movements—at 4,271,162—were down 6.1 percent annually and failed to keep up the momentum from the first quarter of 2016, which looked good by comparison with a 2.0 percent annual gain.

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