Monday, March 03, 2014
FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx, announced today that it will implement a General Rate Increase (GRI) of 3.9 percent for non-contractual freight, effective March 31.
Posted on 03/03 at 11:38 AM
FedEx Freight •
CEVA said the new location, which has three times the capacity of its previous location there and based at the Parque Sur Industrial Park, is comprised of 4,400 square-meters, with capacity for 7,000 pallet positions, 10 meters of free height, and is in close proximity to the Panama Tocumen Airport as well as major highways.
Posted on 03/03 at 09:50 AM
Global Logistics •
Saturday, March 01, 2014
The global retailer re-launched in North America and built a new multi-channel supply chain from the ground up with the help of its existing 3PL partner.
New systems and management techniques are providing the infrastructure needed to revolutionize the LTL market. Now, shippers and carriers need to sit down and re-engineer their relationships from scratch to improve margins for both. Here’s how it’s done.
According to recent market surveys, too many global shippers are still using a mix of manual processes and homegrown systems to manage global trade. Our analysts say “enough is enough.”
Camera-based bar code scanners are a must for 2D codes, but today’s payoff mainly ties to improving 1D code processes, ergonomics, and read rates. Here’s a look at how this versatile tool is helping to transform fulfillment accuracy in dynamic distribution environments.
Pent-up demand, depleted inventories, and a greater overall sense of economic security are converging in 2014. If so, ocean cargo carriers will be determined not to miss that opportunity to make rate hikes stick.
We’ve certainly been reading and hearing more about the benefits of improved communication and collaboration in logistics management—be it with our carriers, third party-logistics (3PL) providers, suppliers, and even competitors.
In a recent speech to shippers and carriers, Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), said: “We need a real change in our transportation culture to recognize that safety means more than complying with safety rules. It means changing work/rest schedules that contribute to fatigue.”
Volatile markets. Unstable currencies. Vacillating demand. Unpredictable commodity costs. Manufacturers, like most companies, have plenty to worry about.