Monday, September 28, 2015
Driven by the expansion of international trade and major new trade agreements, the worldwide market for Global Trade Management (GTM) will continue its strong growth over the forecast period, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.
Posted on 09/28 at 01:44 PM
Global Trade •
El Niño: A Test of CPO Leadership and Your Supply Chain Resiliency Culture
If you knew when and where a major supply chain event was going to happen, would you be sufficiently motivated to start taking precautionary risk management measures today? Or would the "diving catch" mentality of saving the day when the moment comes be the prevailing approach?
Posted on 09/28 at 11:05 AM
Case Study: QBP Saves 66% Over LED Alternatives
Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) achieved 85% lighting energy savings in its new Lancaster, PA distribution center. The company looked at multiple high bay lighting solutions to meet their corporate sustainability goals and chose the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System.
Posted on 09/28 at 10:57 AM
Digital Lumens •
The long-running truck driver shortage is getting worse and is limiting carriers’ expansion plans at a time when economic growth is beginning to constrain surface transportation capacity. Finding and retaining enough complaint truck drivers “is the biggest single challenge for us as an industry,” a top trucking industry executive says.
Posted on 09/28 at 09:24 AM
Driver Shortage •
In its comprehensive report, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) estimates the total U.S. warehousing market for 2015 will be $141 billion.
Posted on 09/28 at 08:53 AM
Friday, September 25, 2015
While July fell somewhat short of expectations for United States-bound waterborne shipments, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, shows that August helped make up for the previous month’s shortfall.
Posted on 09/25 at 11:21 AM
Carloads dropped 5.5 percent annually to 285,320, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 0.6 percent to 281,414.
Posted on 09/25 at 01:16 AM
Growth in brokered freight transportation shipments and total invoice dollars were key themes in the Second Quarter 2015: TIA Benchmarking Report, which was recently issued by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).
Posted on 09/25 at 01:04 AM
Thursday, September 24, 2015
While intermodal transportation may not currently be seeing the traction on the domestic side, things are picking up in other areas, most notably on the international side, as well as the ongoing improvements in service levels, said Larry Gross, senior consultant at freight transportation consultancy FTR at this week's Intermodal Expo.
Posted on 09/24 at 12:00 PM
Supply Chain Management Professor John Bell expects globally-sustainable supply chains to take center stage in 2016 and beyond. Is your supply chain ready for the future?