Tuesday, September 06, 2011
As was the case in July, the August edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business outperformed its sister report focused on manufacturing.
Following the July announcement that the United States and Mexico had reached a cross-border trucking agreement, a Wall Street Journal report indicated that the Teamsters union has filed a lawsuit against the White House that intends to block the deal.
In its August report, Cass data indicated that shipments at 1.143 were down 3.7 percent compared to July, with shipments topping the 1.0 mark for the 15th straight month since May 2010, when shipments moved above the 1.0 mark for the first time since November 2008.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Yesterday, the President announced that he will address the Nation and unveil his jobs plan on September 8. The pundits are concerned that if his previous suggestions are any indication of what he will offer in this plan, we are in deep trouble.
UPS paints the corners on reverse logistics in this exclusive interview.
Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco said this week it is now providing customers with an online calculation of carbon dioxide emissions, which enables them to track CO2 emissions for all products shipped by ocean and air.
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Road Runner Transportation Services (RRTS) said it has officially closed its acquisition of the outstanding stock of Prime Logistics Corporation for roughly $97.5 million.
Carload volume—299,943—was down 0.8 percent annually and was down compared to 300,521 during the week of August 20.
As more attention is being paid to the “volatility” in the supply chain, many shippers are reassessing their global sourcing and distribution strategies. Will multinationals retreat to a hemispheric near-shoring model, or opt for a hybrid that still has an international component?
Posted on 09/02 at 07:54 AM
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Thursday, September 01, 2011
20th Annual study of logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics).
Our annual study identifies three specific areas of logistics and transportation management that could yield disastrous results if not addressed. In 2011, those who accept the status quo may not be heard from for years to come.