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By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2013
Seasonally adjusted employment data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that staffing firms added 9,500 new jobs from May to June (up 0.4%).
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2013
New Department of Transportation Secretary will need to hit the ground running in order to best address the myriad tasks at hand in his new gig.
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2013
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Seaport Index traces port success to infrastructure improvements, connectivity, availability of distribution center space, and proximity to population density
By Patrick Burnson · July 3, 2013
While logistics managers may note that the ISM purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has bounced back over 50 to 50.9 in June from 49.0 in May, some economists maintain that such surveys may not mean much.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 3, 2013
A recovering economy and the re-shoring of manufacturing are driving demand
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2013
If the moribund air cargo industry is to finally stage a turnaround, the Pacific Rim will play a major role
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2013
The UPS Freight boss touched upon a wide range of topics, including the dynamics of customer relationships, the freight market, and in industry regulations, among others.
By Jeff Berman · June 26, 2013
The American Trucking Associations says that truckload volumes will grow 3.2 percent through 2018 and 1.1 percent annually between 2019 and 2024. Less-than-truckload volume should grow 3.5 percent annually through 2018 and by 2.4 percent until 2024.
By John Clarke, Technical DIrector, The Nelson Company · June 26, 2013
An efficient pallet design does more than protect your product. It can also reduce your transportation costs.
By Frank Quinn, editorial director, Supply Chain Management Review · June 26, 2013
In thinking about those whom I’m indebted to for the success of SCMR over 16 years, there is one constituency that must rank first on the list—you, the reader.
By Patrick Burnson · June 25, 2013
Cushman & Wakefield has released a comprehensive white paper entitled “The Changing World of Trade” that indentifies winning strategies for adapting to the new “demand economy.”
By Frank Quinn · June 25, 2013
In thinking about those whom I’m indebted to for the success of SCMR over 16 years, there is one constituency that must rank first on the list—you, the reader.
By Jeff Berman · June 24, 2013
Last week, I attended the 11th annual eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago for the seventh time. I would not keep attending if I did not find it useful and highly valuable, too. The value comes on many fronts, including networking, education, session quality, and being in a great city like Chicago does not hurt either.
By Jeff Berman · June 21, 2013
Company remains on a solid growth path, with e-commerce gains still going strong.
By Patrick Burnson · June 19, 2013
The money is for maintaining America’s deep-draft navigation channels and harbors and is as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal 2014 funding bill.

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