Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The current state of truck tonnage appears to be on a rocky road, based on data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Posted on 05/19 at 11:49 AM
Truck Tonnage •
This represents the first time the average weekly price has topped the $2.90 per gallon mark since hitting $2.917 per gallon the week of March 16.
Posted on 05/19 at 11:12 AM
Diesel Prices •
Manufacturing, transportation, and distribution are changing before our eyes. While organizations try to figure out what change means to their organizations, its important to remember that the physical movement of goods isn’t going way.
Posted on 05/19 at 09:26 AM
Monday, May 18, 2015
Smart companies view their business processes as strategic assets to be managed and constantly improved to deliver optimum value. Business Process Management (BPM) tools help identify opportunities for improved efficiency and productivity throughout your business.
Identifying waste in your warehouse is the first step to eliminating it. While people and buildings are pretty well fixed, there are ways to better utilize your existing infrastructure and improve processes that will positively impact your bottom line. In this white paper, we share methods of identifying costly waste in your warehouse and how it can be eliminated through the use of mobile power.
Consumer satisfaction with the quality of your products is clearly important, but the service you provide before and after the sale is equally important to any business, but often overlooked as benefiting the bottom line. However, providing efficient tracking and tracing of shipped products enhances customer loyalty and your company image.
Posted on 05/18 at 03:24 PM
white papers •
Mobile solutions have a significant impact on business today. To stay current, companies need to have a plan on where, when and how to invest in mobility.
One indisputable fact exists: Warehouse automation is one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced.
Given this fact, the decision to implement an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) should be an easy one to reach. A high-tech AS/RS offers companies an ultimate combination: a 20-25+ year lifespan with ROI achieved in 5 years or less.
Total POLA volumes in April were down 6.1 percent compared to April 2014 at 662,973 TEU, and April volumes at POLB moved up 7.9 percent annually at 614,860, which marked its highest cargo activity for the month of April going back to 2006.
Posted on 05/18 at 01:57 PM
With precious little time remaining until the end of May, when the most recent continuing extension (of which there have been more than 30) expires, the old question of what is the story with a new transportation authorization again gains attention in Washington for a few days until it fades away into the background-again.
Posted on 05/18 at 09:52 AM