Monday, October 01, 2012
We examine how warehouse and distribution center design and operations have evolved to play a critical role in meeting overall business objectives in today’s multi-channel world.
Following three consecutive months of slight contraction, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September.
Multi-channel selling has revolutionized the retail industry—and I’m not sure if you can find anyone in the market who would argue that statement.
Ann M. Drake, chairman and chief executive officer of DSC Logistics, Inc., will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) prestigious 2012 Distinguished Service Award.
The U.S. railroad industry, consisting of over 600 large and small service providers, has successfully engineered itself into a viable and largely profitable segment of the nation’s logistics marketplace.
Effective use of business analytics—using quantitative methods to derive forward-looking insights from data—is essential for companies that are serious about supply chain excellence. Why? Because with analytics, supply chain managers gain a deeper understanding of what is happening upstream and downstream. As a result, they’re better able to assess the operational impacts of prospective supply chain decisions.
A senior vice president of a major national carrier recently asked me if I thought that tomorrow’s shippers have the commitment to maintain the depth of talent necessary to manage one of the value-added programs that I allude to in my columns. I have always maintained that committed process and performance excellence bring exceptional benefits to both the company and its carrier partners, but they require a combination of developmental and seasoned talent.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Following a very strong performance from June to July, global trade activity from July to August took a step backwards, according to data released by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
Posted on 09/28 at 07:56 AM
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Carload volume—at 292,644—was down 4.1 percent, and intermodal volumes—at 250,253 trailers and containers—were up 0.7 percent.
Projections for conveyor equipment growth in the next six months are strong, and even stronger over the next 12 months.
Posted on 09/28 at 06:45 AM