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Friday, October 07, 2011

As shippers supply chain needs continue to evolve over time, so do the capabilities of those providing third-party logistics (3javascript:promptTag("link");PL) services. This was a major takeaway of the recently released 2012 Third-Party Logistics Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing.
Posted on 10/07 at 07:52 PM
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The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—was 53.0 in September, down 0.3 percent from August.

Intermodal sets 2011 weekly record for second straight week.
Posted on 10/07 at 03:50 PM
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Senator Carper is one of our country’s leading public servants dedicated to advancing and growing the competitiveness of the nation’s transportation system and the maritime industry.
Posted on 10/07 at 03:17 PM
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Thursday, October 06, 2011

While the NRF calls for flat holiday retail numbers, this week's CSCMP Annual Conference shows that regardless of the economic environment, supply chain and logistics continues to evolve.
Posted on 10/06 at 03:16 PM
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Prime Advantage, a major buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the results of its eighth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of small and midsized North American manufacturers for the second half of 2011.
Posted on 10/06 at 01:35 PM
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Entitled RedPrairie On-Demand Supply Chain, company officials said this new unit will support advanced technology for warehouse management (WMS) and transportation management (TMS) in a single- and multi-tenant model.
Posted on 10/06 at 01:24 PM
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This new offering is “designed to deliver optimized solutions that remove waste, create new efficiencies, and introduce Lean continuous improvement processes to transportation network operations.”

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The 18th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers, released at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Global Conference yesterday, contained some encouraging news.
Posted on 10/05 at 09:54 AM
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Although the year began with a fizzle, Beacon Economics is forecasting that the U.S. economy will not enter into a double dip recession in 2011
Posted on 10/04 at 09:04 AM
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