Monday, March 30, 2015
The wave that heavy e-commerce activity currently rides is not close to crashing anytime all that soon. And with that comes a heightened focus on the logistics-related aspects of e-commerce, specifically on the last-mile side of things.
Conveyors, shuttles and robots were on display, but as with last year's Modex, software is where the action is in today’s materials handling industry.
Posted on 03/30 at 09:26 AM
Materials Handling •
When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
Friday, March 27, 2015
2014 was a very good year for the Port of New Orleans, and officials there are forecasting an even more robust cargo scenario in 2015.
Many material handling systems used today are beginning to show their age. What were once considered brand new systems are now deteriorating and fighting to stay current.
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports that air cargo services ramped up again in February.
Managing carbon emissions in your supply chain is a challenge. You may have control over your own facilities and operations, but it’s hard to influence the practices of third-party carriers and 3PLs. A Request For Proposal (RFP) is a powerful (and frequently untapped) lever. By including language about EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership, you can use RFPs to encourage freight carriers and 3PLs to reduce fuel use and emissions—and help you measure your supply chain’s carbon footprint at the same time.
Posted on 03/27 at 07:30 AM
U.S. carloads were down 2.4 percent annually at 284,618, and intermodal volume was up 6.7 percent compared to the same week as last year at 277,854 trailers and containers.
The results of the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report were released at Wednesday’s ProMat keynote, with some of the biggest findings from the report’s survey being pricing pressure combined with ever growing customer expectations for a faster, better experience.
Posted on 03/27 at 01:12 AM
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in February was down 3.1 percent (2000=100) compared to a revised 1.3 percent (from 1.2 percent) increase in January. ATA said this reading marks the lowest level for the SA index going back to last September.
Posted on 03/26 at 02:08 PM