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By Jeff Berman · October 29, 2013
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $425.9 billion were down 0.1 percent compared to August and up 3.2 percent compared to September 2012, and the NRF eported that September retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from August and were up 3.8 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
By LM Staff · October 29, 2013
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline fell for the sixth time in the last eight weeks, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) said this week.
By Patrick Burnson · October 29, 2013
Supply chains in Southern California could be gaining traction as the year ends, say regional economists.
By Patrick Burnson · October 29, 2013
XenonFS, a full service drayage technology management provider, recently announced that it is offering a new approach to improve drayage service while reducing costs.
By Jeff Berman · October 28, 2013
With a healthier balance sheet intact, CEO Marv Schlanger said CEVA Logistics is now able to focus on growth for its customers, bringing in new services and investments to help support their business, which is being reflected in recent customer wins with large shippers
By Jeff Berman · October 28, 2013
Things are nowhere near perfect when it comes to solutions for transportation funding and how to make things better. But even with the angst and the related risks in today’s political sphere, it is clear that some baby steps toward some type of progress are actually happening, albeit at a very slow pace.
By Jeff Berman · October 28, 2013
A focus on growth, regardless of its pace, was a key underlying theme in the results of the 20th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics CEOs, which was released last week in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in Denver.
By Patrick Burnson · October 25, 2013
Now shippers can obtain additional perspective with The 21st edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, "Who’s Who in Logistics"
By Josh Bond · October 25, 2013
PwC Manufacturing Barometer illustrates the confidence and caution in manufacturers' hiring and investment plans.
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2013
Once again, transportation and logistics titans UPS and FedEx are calling for an incredibly busy holiday shopping season in the form of increased volumes, driven largely by e-commerce.
By LM Staff · October 25, 2013
Carload volume—at 289.256—was up 0.2 percent, and intermodal—at 264,687 trailers and containers— was up 4.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2013
Hitting its stride in the second half of year, UPS announced today that third quarter revenue jumped up 3.4 percent to $13.5 billion, and operating profit rose 133.5 percent to $1.8 billion. Quarterly earnings per share—at $1.16—increased 9.4 percent and edged Wall Street analysts’ expectations of $1.15 per share.
By Jeff Berman · October 23, 2013
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Richard Phillips, CEO of full service 3PL and non asset-based 3PL services provider Pilot Freight about various aspects of the supply chain and logistics sectors and the economy.
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By Charlie Tanner · October 22, 2013
Generating bar code and RFID labels from the SAP environment is not always a straightforward process. The various versions and generations of SAP solutions are oriented to document printing and do not offer native support for most the specialized thermal printers used for bar code and RFID labeling. That means either the SAP solution or the printer has to be enabled to be compatible.
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By Charlie Tanner · October 22, 2013
Replacing older, less efficient lift trucks at the right time can reduce your maintenance costs, improve your productivity and, most importantly, save money and maximize your return on investment. So how do you determine the right time to make a new, significant purchase?

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