Monday, October 05, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 56.9 in September (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), a 2.1 percent decrease from August’s 59.0, and 3.4 percent off from July’s 60.3, which is its highest reading since January 2008.
Posted on 10/05 at 12:56 PM
The Airforwarders Association (AfA), representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement at the ministerial meeting in Atlanta.
Posted on 10/05 at 09:01 AM
Just when it appeared that agreement among participants comprising the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be reached this year, spokesmen announced that recent discussion rounds in Atlanta produced consensus.
Friday, October 02, 2015
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Port of Oakland $277,885 to upgrade cargo-handling equipment and reduce exhaust emissions on the waterfront.
Entitled the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015, the bill would extend the 2015 PTC implementation deadline to the end of 2018.
Posted on 10/02 at 10:34 AM
Railroad Shipping •
Carloads were down 5.4 percent annually to 285,856, and intermodal was up 2.1 percent to 280,844.
Posted on 10/02 at 09:15 AM
Did you know that there is a correlation between logistics solutions and customer loyalty? 70% of customers are willing to spend more money for good customer service which means you must have on-time delivery, proficient inventory management and a strong logistics strategy.
While coffee is one of the first things on the minds of many people early in the morning, it was especially prevalent this week, when Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz gave the keynote address at this week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Diego.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Manufacturing growth output saw a slight decline for the third straight month while still remaining in growth mode, according to the September edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s September edition of its Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 10/01 at 12:31 PM
As was the case in its predecessor report a year ago, third-party logistics (3PL) CEOs are confident and optimistic about the current and future revenue growth, according to the Annual Surveys of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) CEOs, released earlier this week at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Diego.
Posted on 10/01 at 10:46 AM