Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Data from supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates showed that total global third-party logistics (3PL) gross revenue in 2011 at $133.8 billion in 2011 was up 5.2 percent over 2010.
ERP giant SAP announced this week that its subsidiary, SAP America Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Ariba, a 15-year old cloud-based supply chain management technology provider for roughly $4.3 billion.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in April fell 1.1 percent, following a revised 0.6 percent (originally 0.2 percent) gain in March but was up 3.5 percent annually. The ATA's not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index dipped 5.5 percent from March to April
Company officials stated that UPS now delivers to more ZIP codes and businesses than any other company. And along with extending its 8 a.m. delivery window UPS is also increasing the amount of ZIP codes it serves by 10:30 a.m. through its regular express service.
Posted on 05/22 at 11:20 AM
When you reflect about the people whose ideas, work, and stature have advanced the art and science of supply chain management, certain names come readily to mind. Bill Copacino was one of those names.
The price per gallon for diesel fell 4.8 cents to $3.956 per gallon, falling 0.5 cents short of last week’s 5.3 cent drop, which was the steepest decline in almost five months.
Posted on 05/22 at 09:08 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, May 21, 2012
A Financial Times report noted that Royal Dutch Shell expects U.S. natural gas prices to double by 2015, as they rebound from the ten-year lows due to the shale gas boom at a time when U.S.-based demand for natural gas continues to rise.
Posted on 05/21 at 02:52 PM
Natural Gas •
Recent data from TransCore noted that April marked the best single month volume output for the spot market, based on its TransCore’s DAT North American Freight Index, which reflects spot market freight availability on its network of load boards in the United States and Canada.
2011 marks the second year of double-digit growth for the SCM software market as supply chain investments kept their priority status and moved forward, despite caution from IT budget decision makers.
Friday, May 18, 2012
While we join the Institute for Supply Management its praise for its outgoing CEO, we welcome the news that the top position will be filled by Thomas W. Derry