Wednesday, December 03, 2014
October shipments––at 1,260,200–– up 7 percent annually and 1 percent over September’s 1,241,848 and, which matches up with September to October differences in recent years, including a 2 percent increase in 2013, a ten percent increase in 2012 (being the exception), flat growth in 2011, a 2 percent decrease in 2010, and a 3 percent gain in 2009.
Posted on 12/03 at 02:19 PM
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 59.3 (a reading above 50 represents growth) in November, which was 2.2 percent above October’s 57.1 and 3.3 percent above the 12-month average of 56.
Posted on 12/03 at 12:11 PM
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
In a recent survey conducted by Supply Chain Management Review and Logistics Management, supply chain and logistics executives said the biggest obstacles standing in the way of their organizations achieving supply chain efficiencies and gaining greater control of costs include a lack of visibility into all steps in the supply chain, poor synchronization of end-to-end business processes, and little or no access to accurate, time-sensitive information.
Posted on 12/02 at 05:44 PM
white papers •
At a time when representatives rarely agree upon anything, U.S. House and Senate leaders from both the Republican and Democratic Parties are jointly sponsoring a bill to establish a national maritime policy to encourage U.S.-flag shipping.
This decline comes on the heels of the 3.3 cent drop last week and stands as the lowest average weekly price per gallon since the week of February 21, 2011, when it checked in at $3.573.
Posted on 12/02 at 12:45 PM
Diesel Prices •
In a move geared towards expanding its freight brokerage presence even further, global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) said yesterday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Kansas City-based Freightquote.com for $365 million. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.
Posted on 12/02 at 10:46 AM
Read this special report where we offer a collection of articles designed to help retail shippers maximize efficiencies by getting a better handle on managing parcel costs, improving returns management, and understanding how new packaging processes can help contain new "dim weight" pricing being rolled out by the parcel carrier giants.
Posted on 12/02 at 10:24 AM
Monday, December 01, 2014
Fully embracing the convergence of intermodalism and NAFTA, Michael Haverty says he was the right man at the right place at the right time.
As we have for the past several years in the December issue, we’ve removed ourselves from the end-of-year prediction business and have attempted to put together an educational experience that will help you prepare for the year ahead.
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, declined 0.3 percent to 58.7 in November, with the November PMI 3.1 percent above the 12-month average of 55.6.
Posted on 12/01 at 02:25 PM