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By Jeff Berman · September 19, 2013
In its fiscal first quarter 2014 earnings conference call yesterday, FedEx executives provided an update on how the cost-reduction efforts are going.
By Mike Regan · September 18, 2013
These short 5 questions address the business basics, or essential questions that a shipper should be able to answer for every carrier they use.
By LM Staff · September 18, 2013
Resistence to the Securities and Exchange Commission ruling that requires publicly traded companies to disclose the origins of conflict minerals contained in their products is breaking down rapidly, say compliance experts.
By Jeff Berman · September 18, 2013
The Memphis-based company also said that quarterly revenue—at $11.0 billion—was up 2 percent, and operating income—at $795 million—saw a 7 percent gain. Operating margin—at 7.2 percent—moved up from 6.9 percent a year ago. FedEx reported earnings per share of $1.53, which was up 5.3 from $1.45 from last year, topping Wall Street estimates of $1.50 per share.
By Jeff Berman · September 18, 2013
In case you did not notice, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that the DOT’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2013 program received roughly $474 million for 52 transportation projects in 37 states.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2013
While August volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were mixed, they could serve as a precursor to a solid holiday shopping season.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2013
The drivers for healthcare supply chain executives to make strategic supply chain investments and decisions are more than just a few, given the many moving parts of the healthcare supply chain. This was made clear in the sixth annual UPS “Pain in the (Supply) Chain” healthcare survey.
By LM Staff · September 17, 2013
This decline comes on the heels of two straight weeks at $3.981 per gallon, which represents the highest weekly price since the week of April 1, when it hit $3.993 per gallon. Prior to the matching weeks at $3.981 per gallon, diesel prices rose a cumulative 8.5 cents over the previous three weeks.
By LM Staff · September 17, 2013
The undergraduate supply chain management and logistics program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is ranked fifth among the nation’s public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 rankings released last week.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2013
While United States-based manufacturing appears to have regained some momentum in recent months following an erratic stretch earlier in the year, a recent report from Panjiva issued a report to see if there is more than meets the eye when gauging the current state of domestic manufacturing.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2013
CEVA has served Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) for more than 11 years, and with a new contract in place it will continue to provide the automotive manufacturer with various logistics-related functions at the Claycomo, Missouri-based KCAP.
By John D. Schulz · September 16, 2013
Shippers who find their less-than-truckload (LTL) freight late, misrouted or only partially delivered may find solace in an innovation devised by Central Transport. Through innovative use of technology, the Warrren, Mich.-based LTL carrier is operating “paperless docks” at its 155 terminals.
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2013
Four global shipping industry organizations are calling on the International Maritime Organization to approve a “carefully negotiated and crafted compromise” this fall that aims to address the problem of misdeclared cargo container weights
By Jeff Berman · September 13, 2013
Despite some indications that the economy is emerging from dark times, there were no clear-cut signs of that in retail sales numbers for August released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) today.
By Jeff Berman · September 13, 2013
Trucking market conditions may result in seasonal pricing power for carriers, according to the Trucking Conditions Index released by freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates this week.

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