Friday, March 04, 2011
Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve released the most recent edition of its “Beige Book,” which tracks economic activity. This edition covers the period from January 3-February 18. A look at the results seems to be in line with many other economic indices, many of which have the same theme. That theme being something like this: “things are moving at a slow and steady pace, with cautious signs of improvement.”
These ten simple questions based on the latest WMS industry themes can help you view each vendor and their products through the same lens—ultimately helping you determine which is the best fit for your requirements.
Secrets. They’re everywhere. Even in the warehouse management system (WMS) industry. From service-oriented architectures to upgrade capabilities there’s a lot of spin surrounding these applications. It’s up to you to separate fact from fiction.
Following the January reintroduction of a Senate bill designed to remove antitrust exemptions currently granted to the railroad industry, the Senate Judiciary Committee this week approved the bill—entitled the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act, S.49—by a 14-1 margin.
In an effort to highlight its expanded reach, Purolator Courier Ltd. said this week it has changed its official name to Purolator Inc. and Purolator USA is now Purolator International.
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Carload volume at 296,252 was up 2.4 percent year-over-year and was slightly behind the week ending February 19, which came in at 296,980.
In a political battle that has seen more than its fair share of tension, the United States and Mexico have finally hammered out an agreement to resolve the issues surrounding the countries cross-border trucking program.
Stakeholders representing importers, exporters, motor carriers, ports, and marine terminal operators (MTOs) reconvened at an industry working group meeting, co-chaired by PierPASS and Ability-TriModal, to continue discussions on potential solutions to limit congestion outside the marine terminal gates at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
As widely anticipated, the International Air Transport Association announced a cut in its forecast for airline industry profits
The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known at the NMI—was 59.7 in January, a 2.3 percent increase from December. Like the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business, a reading above 50 represents growth.