Thursday, April 14, 2016
Materials handling solutions are only as good as the maintenance plans that keep them running. CMMS can play an important role.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Commerce reported that March retail sales at $446.9 billion were off 0.3 percent from February and up 1.7 percent, and the NRF said retail sales saw a 5.8 percent annual increase in March.
Historically, O&G companies’ soaring profits masked the poor state of logistics operations within their supply chains. But now, low oil prices, growing supply inventories and decreasing global demand have created a need to cut costs through better transportation management.
The Department of Commerce this week deepened its bench of public and private sector supply chain, logistics, and freight transportation heavy hitters, announcing it has added 11 new members to its Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSSC).
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
While everyone agrees that investment in infrastructure is key, only a handful of ports will reach "mega" proportions
Infrastructure investments in America’s seaports and their intermodal connections – both on the land and in the water – are in our nation’s best interest because they provide opportunities to bolster our economy, create and sustain jobs, enhance our international competitiveness, and pay annual dividends through the generation of more than $321 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue
Logistics Management recently caught up with Cindy Miller to discuss her new role at UPS as president of the company's global freight forwarding group and the global freight forwarding sector.
Taking the lead from its previous edition, trucking conditions continued to be soft over all in the early stages of 2016, according to the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) report from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.
This marks the sixth consecutive week the average price has topped the $2 per gallon mark, going back to the week of March 7 when it was at $2.021. During that period, it has risen a cumulative 10.2 cents.
Monday, April 11, 2016
The 2M Alliance - composed of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. - recently announced the launch of a new service, the "Lone Star Express,” between Asia and the United States Gulf and East Coasts which includes a weekly rotation at Port or Miami.