Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Our contributing technology editor documents how far SaaS has infiltrated the SCM software space and then introduces us to a shipper that’s partnered with its 3PL to leverage a hosted solution that’s managing its domestic and international moves.
Given the escalating offshore labor and energy costs, hemispheric trade has never been more attractive to U.S. shippers. But are they prepared with the global trade management strategies needed to navigate this regulatory landscape? Our panel weighs the risks and rewards of doing business with Canada and Mexico.
Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific recently announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement on performance and productivity with the Montreal Port Authority, which it said formalizes CP’s and the port’s ongoing supply chain collaboration.
Diesel prices saw their single largest weekly price hike since a 14.6 cent increase during the week of June 8, 2009, with a 14.3 gain, bringing the price per gallon up to $3.716, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The International Air Transport Association announced international scheduled traffic results for January showing a 9.1 percent growth in air freight compared to January 2010
With the calendar turning to March 1 today, we are now two-thirds of the way though the first quarter and are seeing some favorable trends so far, which will hopefully serve as a springboard to success for the rest of the year and beyond, when it comes to assessing the marketplace.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Cross-docking has increased significantly over the past few years, according to a recent survey sponsored by Saddle Creek Corporation. The practice serves as a viable strategy for companies challenged by today’s unpredictable economy – helping to improve service levels, reduce transportation costs and consolidate shipments to destination. The 2011 Cross-Docking Trends Report explores the latest cross-docking practices, benefits and challenges, outsourcing trends and more.
Most recent continuing resolution to keep SAFETEA-LU funding at current levels expires on Friday, March 4.
USPS officials said that this is a formal request to move Commercial First-Class Mail Parcels from the market-dominant product list and add “Lightweight Commercial Parcels” to the competitive product list.
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A dramatic example of how supply chain transparency and the “known shipper” rule fights terrorism was on public display last week as Con-way Freight helped the FBI foil a jihadist plot.