Tuesday, July 20, 2010
As noted in our news section last week by my colleague, Jeff Berman, the Ports of Los Angles and Long Beach are back on track to handle Peak Season volumes once again. But Southern California shippers will be keeping an eye on how labor/management negotiations are going before committing to any long-term strategies at these key ocean cargo gateways
KPMG officials said bringing Grant Thornton’s supply chain practice into the fold strengthens KPMG's existing restructuring services practice in the automotive, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense and other manufacturing.
The number of global manufacturers shipping to the United States continued in June with a 1 percent gain, according to data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
Located in Germany, the new facility features multiple integrated materials handling solutions to demonstrate business critical material flow scenarios.
A.T. Kearney recently released the results of a global study, which suggests that indirect procurement categories like IT, marketing and advertising, facilities management, MRO, Logistics and professional services, have become increasingly important to Chief Procurement Officers and their organizations.
Posted on 07/20 at 07:27 AM
Supply Chain •
A.T. Kearney •
Monday, July 19, 2010
Earlier today, ATC Corporation, a provider of logistics and remanufacturing services for the high-tech and automotive industries, said it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger pursuant to be acquired by third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Genco Distribution System Inc, for $512.6 million.
Even though various metrics of late indicate the economy maybe slowing down, a recent decline in a transportation-focused economic survey does not necessarily make it so.
As a follow-up to a sustainability push launched last October, UPS recently announced it is expanding its Carbon Neutral shipping program to 35 countries and territories throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Steady economic improvement throughout the course of the second quarter paved the way for an excellent performance for trucking and intermodal services provider J.B. Hunt.
Con-way Truckload, a subsidiary of transportation and logistics services provider Con-way, said this week it has introduced a new offering for shippers to better utilize trailer space, as well as better effectively secure freight to prevent shipment damage.