Sunday, July 01, 2012
From 2010 to 2020, China’s aggregate household income will increase by more than $3.2 trillion. Income increases in India will total $1.4 trillion during the same period. This is definitely impressive, but hardly the whole story. In fact, rises of similar significance are expected in a host of “non BRIC” countries—emerging markets that should be on the radar screens of most global companies and, by implication, most supply chain executives.
Not long ago, the price for a barrel of crude was $110, and a gallon of regular gasoline would set you back nearly $4. While consumers wished for relief, politicians hunted scapegoats on Wall Street.
If you’ve been keeping one eye on ocean fuel (“bunkers”) pricing as I have, you know that the slowdown in the economy has had a pleasing effect on fuel prices.
“Mom, can you change the time on my watch?” “Sure…bring it over, it should only take a few seconds.”
Friday, June 29, 2012
In a widely anticipated move, Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific Railway formally named Hunter Harrison as its president and chief executive office and a member of its Board of Directors.
Thanks to a transformational organizational change led by Stotlar, he says Con-way is on its way back to its familiar leadership perch atop the LTL industry. Its largest unit, the $3.2 billion Con-way Freight LTL unit, has rebounded from its low point during the 2008-2010 recession to again one of the most profitable carriers in the sector.
Posted on 06/29 at 09:53 AM
Con-way Freight •
Carload volume—at 288,730—was up 1.4 percent annually, and intermodal volume—at 246,128 trailer and containers—were up 4.8 percent.
There are various parts of the bill which stand to have a direct impact on freight transportation, logistics, and supply chain stakeholders.
Posted on 06/29 at 08:59 AM
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Leading manufacturing and retailing companies are leveraging technology improvements for greater supply chain efficiency, leading to increased profits and smoother, cheaper transportation costs.
American businesses are on track to double exports by 2014, meaning million of new U.S. jobs that are fueling the overall economic recovery, according to a top Commerce Department official.