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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTS) continues to stay true to its theory of growth by acquisition, saying yesterday it has brought two new companies into the fold: Adrian Carriers, a Milan, Illinois-based logistics service provider focusing on container management and intermodal, and Wando Trucking, a Charleston, South Carolina-based provider of intermodal services and related services in the Southeast.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:20 AM
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In research conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) over the past few years, we’ve found that end-to-end, global supply chain visibility and event management capabilities are considered “must haves.” However, those same respondents struggle to tell you exactly what they need to do in order to achieve this.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointMay 2013Supply Chain SoftwareVisibilityPermalink


The air cargo experts at Boeing provide a bi-annual report on the Air Cargo industry entitled World Air Cargo Forecast, and I recommend it to shippers preparing for discussions with their carriers and forwarders.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:00 AM
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This is the final column in our series about dynamic operations, or global supply chains imbued with the ability to alter the function and focus of key processes (manufacturing, transportation, distribution, etc.) in response to changing events.
Posted on 05/01 at 07:00 AM
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Seventy-eight percent of former NFL players learn the hard way that bills remain long after incomes have dried up and are broke within five years of retirement. A similar force is at play among the world’s oil exporting nations.
Posted on 05/01 at 06:00 AM
ColumnsMay 2013Oil PricesPermalink


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In its spring 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast, the Institute for Supply Management said its spring 2013 Semiannual Report is calling for economic growth for the rest of the year in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.

Supply chain and logistics software and technology provider JDA Software Group Inc, recently announced it has released JDA eight, a Cloud-based offering that meshes more than 30 products on a single platform and unifies supply chain planning, optimization, and business analytics.
Posted on 04/30 at 10:03 AM
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The average price per gallon fell 3.6 cents to $3.851 per gallon.
Posted on 04/30 at 06:49 AM
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Four out of five executives surveyed say nearshoring will be an important decision in coming year.
Posted on 04/29 at 03:10 PM
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LM Group News Editor interview James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide, about the LTL market, the company’s recently approved change of operations for YRC Freight, its national LTL entity, regional LTL, and YRCW’s plans to continue improving its bottom line, among other topics.
Posted on 04/29 at 01:03 PM
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