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By Jeff Berman · May 23, 2014
When it comes to how the harsh winter weather impacted manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations, it was not nearly as dire as it was for freight transportation and logistics, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast that was issued earlier this month.
By Patrick Burnson · May 18, 2014
Transpacific container lines continue to experience a surge in eastbound bookings that began in January and is expected to continue into the second half of 2014
By Bob Trebilcock · May 16, 2014
Injecting the “cool factor” into the supply chain
By Jeff Berman · May 15, 2014
When it comes to the financial dire straits of the United States Postal Service, the common refrain goes something like this: another quarter, another loss.
By Patrick Burnson · May 13, 2014
Analysts say that the Caribbean Basin Partnership Act – which was broadened more than a decade ago – may eventually be replaced by a “Free Trade Area of the Americas” act.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 11, 2014
One of this year’s Richter Scholars, Dismuke is one young student who is excited about supply chain management
By Mike Regan · May 9, 2014
Through my engagement in industry associations such as TIA, NASSTRAC and the NIT League, I have the opportunity to periodically talk with our political leaders and government officials in order to learn about and understand the issues affecting shippers, brokers, and third parties. I recently conducted an interview with Administrator Anne Ferro, who has responsibility for leading the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (or FMCSA), and she shared some valuable insights about the issues FMCSA is addressing.
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2014
Are things what they seem when we look at how the economy currently stands? Given what we have seen and experienced in recent years, it remains as valid a question as ever, it seems.
By Patrick Burnson · May 7, 2014
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its 2014 Salary Survey that revealed a decrease in salary for the average professional, and the fact that compensation was the most important factor for job candidates evaluating job opportunities in the supply chain industry.
By Patrick Burnson · May 6, 2014
The Warehousing Education and Research Council provided a fresh forum for ocean cargo concerns
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2014
In Japan, Daifuku has developed a high-speed automatic guided vehicle that works with people and lift trucks
By Bob Trebilcock · April 29, 2014
Plastics manufacturer PTM developed plastic crates and a plastic pallet for the Latin American soft drink and beer markets. Next stop, North America?
By Patrick Burnson · April 28, 2014
Logistics managers have another reason to be concerned about upcoming U.S. West Coast dockside labor negotiations, say industry analysts.
By Norm Saenz, managing director at St. Onge Co., and Steve Sepmoree, senior consultant at St. Onge Co. · April 22, 2014
Instead of ignoring a forklift fleet and its associated costs, asking the right questions can lead to substantial savings.
By Patrick Burnson · April 22, 2014
Last year at this time, retailers were relieved to learn that a tentative agreement on a new labor contract had been reached by dockside labor and management on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. But not without considerable blood on the floor.

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