Monday, May 04, 2015
So far, so good may be the best way to describe the current state of progress in the negotiating process regarding the announcement made last month by FedEx that it plans to acquire Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator for $4.8 billion.
Posted on 05/04 at 09:12 AM
A new study, “Understanding Risk Assessment Practices at Manufacturing Companies,” uncovers complex business risks and disruptors facing manufacturers, and a pressing need for the industry to evolve its risk assessment capabilities.
Posted on 05/04 at 08:33 AM
Led by perennial earnings champ Old Dominion Freight Line, the nation’s LTL carriers as a group are enjoying a particularly strong earnings season—especially when one considers the first quarter usually is the slowest period for trucking in general with harsh winter weather bearing down on earnings.
Posted on 05/04 at 08:21 AM
Friday, May 01, 2015
A mixed bag may be the most appropriate way to characterize the current state of manufacturing based on the most recent edition of the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business issued by the Institute for Supply Management today.
Posted on 05/01 at 01:42 PM
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (FRA) issued its long-awaited Final Rulemaking for “Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains.”
Posted on 05/01 at 12:21 PM
U.S. carloads were down 1.6 percent at 278,294 carloads, and intermodal volume was up 5.6 percent at 279,0123 containers and trailers.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:45 AM
Even though the immediate prospects of a long-term federal surface transportation authorization remain dim, various media reports suggest that at least short-term help could be on the way.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:46 AM
Thursday, April 30, 2015
For anyone not sold on the ongoing impacts of e-commerce on logistics and supply chain operations, comments by some influential industry executives at the recent National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) Conference and Transportation Expo definitely would help change that train of thought.
Posted on 04/30 at 10:00 AM
The consortium will bring together members of the global manufacturing and retail industry to collaborate on industry challenges and share research insights in data science, technology and supply chain optimization conducted by the Forum’s founder, MIT professor David Simchi-Levi.
Posted on 04/30 at 09:05 AM
The recent Iranian seizure of a cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz has created a national security problem for the United States