Monday, November 10, 2014
Within the material handling industry, there are numerous opportunities to positively impact our environment: improving air quality, reducing energy consumption, reducing waste, increasing recycling and increasing safety.
This complimentary white paper will describe the importance of achieving sustainability through efficiency and waste reduction, and how it contributes to productivity in operations.
Posted on 11/10 at 03:17 PM
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This month’s report observed that there are plenty of concerns related to freight shipments in the form of imports, which are pegged for growth during this year’s holiday season, but at the same time are dealing with various issues, due to the port congestion issues being caused in large part by increased demand and West Coast port labor negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore Warehouse Union.
The Chinese middle class is an expanding market with a growing appreciation of Western products. At more than 300 million people-expected to reach 600 million by 2020-it's a tempting target. By 2016 there will be more than 730 million internet users and more than 380 million online shoppers.
But what are the issues and challenges of doing business in such a vast and complex country? How do you get started? How do you reach such a vast audience? What's the infrastructure like? What are the regulatory concerns? How do you fulfill and deliver the goods?
Posted on 11/10 at 10:31 AM
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In an effort to meet anticipated holiday season demand in the form of double-digit volume growth, the United States Postal Service (USPS) last week said that it plans to deliver packages seven days per week in major cities and volume areas, effective November 17 through Christmas Day, December 25.
Posted on 11/10 at 09:27 AM
Friday, November 07, 2014
No congestion issues here, as gateway looks for more outbound bulk and breakbulk options
While shippers are understandably shaken by the impasse in U.S. West Coast dockside labor talks, port authorities are resolute in taking a neutral position on the issue.
Posted on 11/07 at 03:19 PM
An unwelcome combination of a lack of meaningful progress and intensified conflict are resulting in ongoing and extended negotiations between over a new labor contract between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU).
Posted on 11/07 at 11:20 AM
October intermodal containers and trailers hit 1,381,749 for a 4.9 percent, or a gain of 64,701 units, compared to October 2013. October’s weekly intermodal average of 276,350 containers now stands as the best weekly average for any month, while October marked the 59th consecutive month of annual intermodal gains. And on a year-to-date basis through October, the AAR said U.S. intermodal volume is up 5.5 percent at 11,459,079 units.
Posted on 11/07 at 10:08 AM
During this webcast Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor of Supply Chain Management Review and Evan Puzey, CMO of Kewill will explore the findings from a just released supply chain benchmarking study, Improving Supply Chain Efficiency Via Supply Chain Convergence, Collaboration, and Visibility, conducted by Peerless Research Group. Hear the latest industry trends in supply chain convergence, visibility across the entire supply chain, and importance of transparency.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Read the latest special report for a better understanding of the current parcel shipping environment and learn how savvy SMBs can leverage the power of cloud computing to put analytics to work to gain better visibility over their parcel shipping spend.
Posted on 11/06 at 03:09 PM