Friday, June 01, 2012
In every issue of Logistics Management
) we devote an article to the growing importance that warehouse and distribution center (DC) operations are playing in transportation and overall logistics management.
Brian pierce, chief economist at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), recently reported that there are mixed signals for air cargo shippers during this year and heading into next. Air cargo shippers need to be aware of the current and future challenges that are facing air carriers in order to better position themselves for the service levels and capacity they’ll need if their companies are going to compete on a global level.
As a logistics manager, understanding that oil and fuel prices are a function of supply and demand rather than the rogue actions of “evil speculators” is important.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
In a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) stressed the need for America to have a “clear strategy to improve freight mobility and the movement of goods from farm and factory to market.”
A developing market like China requires an approach that differs from mature markets like Europe and the U.S
Earlier today, the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis released its second estimate for first quarter real gross domestic product (GDP), which checked in at 1.9 percent. This is short of the fourth quarter’s 3.0 percent and also short of the advance estimate for the first quarter, which was 2.2 percent.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The title of the study is “Made to Measure,” also found that making extensive use of external benchmarks is linked with higher performance in financial and administrative processes
The terminals, which are opening on Monday, June 4, are located in Philadelphia, Pa. and Baltimore, Md.
While diesel prices were making a relentless upward push earlier in the year on the way to $4 per gallon and above, the opposite is clearly occurring now.
Posted on 05/30 at 10:18 AM
Diesel Prices •