Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Vast and sustained economic issues in Europe continue to plague growth, and the situation does not appear to show any meaningful signs of abating, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released February data showing that air cargo maintained the modest improvement in demand that began in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Posted on 04/02 at 04:17 PM
Having something to base a wide amount of criteria in the 3PL sector can be challenging for shippers. The Gartner Group’s recent release of its Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers aims to help alleviate some of those challenges, which can help shippers to better understand 3PLs and their capabilities when evaluating and selecting a set of providers to meet their needs, according to Gartner.
Posted on 04/02 at 12:57 PM
Global Logistics •
A few weeks shy of their respective first quarter earnings announcements East Coast-based Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX are feeling pretty good about their businesses.
The average price per gallon fell 1.3 cents to $3.993, according to the EIA.
Posted on 04/02 at 09:09 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, April 01, 2013
Our 2013 survey finds that the highest salaries in logistics and supply chain management will be earned by those sticking to time-honored values: education, hard work, and company loyalty.
Despite the related costs and increasing complexity, private fleets enable operators to control their own destiny at a time when the trucking market is bracing for yet another capacity crunch.
An increasing number of logistics managers are using labor management systems (LMS) to monitor productivity, identify bottlenecks, and optimize the workforce both inside and outside the distribution center. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
Scores of major and minor third party logistics providers (3PLs) have found that offering “controlled-temperature” services can help shippers break into emerging markets and develop new revenue streams.
With suppliers jumping on the RFID bandwagon and more deployments looming on the horizon, the future of RFID remains promising. Here are the market drivers that continue to push ADC/RFID adoption and examples of facilities that are putting it to work.