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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Keeping vigilance on costs a given, say analysts
Posted on 04/01 at 04:03 PM
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WMS is now called upon to support omni-channel fulfillment and the increased use of automation that’s necessary to make it all work. Here’s how retailers, manufacturers, and distributors are continuing to drive the evolution of the market’s most mature software.

Common denominators of our 2014 Top 50 include strong leadership, a growing list of diversified service offerings, and the desire to partner with their shipper customers—all essential characteristics for continued success in the new era of tightened capacity.
Posted on 04/01 at 03:00 PM
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The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, headed up 0.5 percent to 53.7 in March.
Posted on 04/01 at 01:22 PM
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Following declines of 1.5 cents and 1.8 cents, respectively, over the previous two weeks, EIA reported that the average price per gallon of diesel dropped 1.3 cents to $3.975 per gallon for a cumulative decline of 4.6 cents during this three-week stretch.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:09 AM
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As it has been for the past 29 years, the April issue of Logistics Management (LM) is once again delivers our Annual Salary Survey, a research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that is the fuel for our best read feature (page 28) and the foundation of the most downloaded survey report that we produce.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:00 AM
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According to a new AlixPartners study, many of the major international players face more distress and even possible bankruptcy.
Posted on 04/01 at 08:37 AM
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Following its January announcement that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based Pacer International, a freight transportation and logistics services provider and the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said today that the deal has been completed.
Posted on 04/01 at 08:35 AM
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I asked a pilot friend of mine if the large change in the upper level jet stream that we’ve been experiencing on the ground as unusual weather is having an impact on flight times and costs. While he said that the real impact has been on airport operations, he pointed out that there are significant changes in the “business jet stream” that will have an impact on both carriers and shippers.
Posted on 04/01 at 08:00 AM
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Monday, March 31, 2014

A recent study by the United Postal Service identified Kansas City as the optimal location for an e-commerce fulfillment facility due to its low costs and central location.
Posted on 03/31 at 04:49 PM
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