Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In order to get a better perspective on how things can be better in 2014 than 2013, LM spoke with Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq, a supply chain vendor specializing in a single optimization and planning platform. Allis provided a unique perspective of the challenges faced last year by various supply chain stakeholders, one of which was managing demand with some help from sales and operations planning (SOP) processes.
Posted on 10/14 at 03:34 PM
With holiday-related e-commerce sales expected to head up, supply chain stakeholders are putting a heavy focus on forecasting, planning, and preparation for whatever comes their way.
Posted on 10/14 at 11:51 AM
While shippers may generally be content with the reliability of their 3PL partners, new research indicates that there’s considerable concern about the value of long-term, strategic relationships. Industry analysts explain how innovation and a deeper commitment to collaboration will become the key differentiators in the 2015 marketplace—if commoditization is to be avoided.
Posted on 10/14 at 08:13 AM
Monday, October 13, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reported that this merger, which would have brought together two of North America’s largest rail operators, was rejected by CSX, adding it was not clear if CP would continue to make further efforts.
Posted on 10/13 at 10:44 AM
Railroad Shipping •
DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL, recently announced it is taking several steps to respond to global trade growth with various freight capacity initiatives designed to support shippers.
Friday, October 10, 2014
In an unprecedented move to strengthen the Puget Sound gateway, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma plan to unify marine cargo terminal management.
With negotiations over a new labor contract between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) now in their fourth month and no clear end in sight, National Retail Federation (NRF) President Matt Shay wrote a letter to leadership at PMA and the ILWU, asking the parties to come to terms on a new agreement soon.
Posted on 10/10 at 01:28 PM
When it comes to the themes of higher than usual import volumes at United States-based retail container ports–for a few different reasons–the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates did not disappoint.
UPS My Choice will be available to consumers in 15 more countries throughout North America and Europe, and UPS Access Point locations are now accessible in New York and Chicago with plans in store for future growth.
Posted on 10/10 at 09:28 AM
My Choice •
Carload volume headed up 7.4 percent to 299,674, and intermodal units, at 276,682 containers and trailers, were up 3.7 percent.
Posted on 10/10 at 08:25 AM