Thursday, March 01, 2012
While analysts say this should be a growth year for air cargo, pressing challenges such as increasing EU regulation, the pent-up demand in Asia Pacific, and the cost of global security still weigh heavy on the sector.
I want to draw your attention to developments in Washington that threaten to overwhelm shippers with new liabilities that carriers have traditionally controlled.
In Logistics Management’s April 2010 issue, we introduced Profit, Sales, and Operations Planning (PS&OP), a way to align supply chain decision-making with high-level financial goals and long-range strategic planning. Since that time, more companies have begun implementing PS&OP-like approaches—using financial data, scenario modeling, and analytics to concurrently optimize sales, balance demand and supply, and maximize profits.
Refinery closures and sulfur regulations threaten to push diesel prices over $5 this year.
Dealing with challenges and the unknown is considered a given for supply chain and logistics managers. When the unexpected happens, it is imperative that they are taking steps to manage risks in an efficient and proper manner. But according to a report from Accenture and the World Economic Forum, entitled “New Models for Addressing Supply Chain and Transport Risk,” that is not always the case.
Company officials said this computer—the fifth generation Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD V)—accelerates the delivery of package information to the UPS network and its customers.
The logistics arm of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, reported “substantial” volume growth
Held for the first time ever, Modex 2012—the nation’s newest expo for, supply chain, and logistics solutions—threw open its doors in Atlanta on February 6 at The Georgia World Congress Center.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
As an exclusive provider of aviation security management services to Emirates Airlines, Global Elite Group Inc., will open an office at the Seattle-Tacoma International airport
Positive signs regarding the economy remain intact with today’s news from the Department of Commerce which indicated that fourth quarter GDP was up at an annual rate of 3.0 percent. This is the second estimate for the fourth quarter released by Commerce, and it represents a nice sequential gain, too, as third quarter GDP rose only 1.8 percent by comparison.
Posted on 02/29 at 11:17 AM