Tuesday, June 14, 2011
As mounting evidence indicates that slow economic growth is prevalent, retail sales numbers released today were essentially flat in May compared to April and were up on an annual basis, according to data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Is an inflexible or legacy warehouse management system putting your business at risk? Learn how to tell if your system strengthens or hinders your ability to build competitive advantage and grow your business.
There are critical differences between ERP warehouse management functionality and the functionality of a stand-alone, best-of-breed WMS. Uncover critical decision factors every supply chain professional must consider when comparing these two very different options.
While the International Air Transport Association further downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion, Asia-Pacific carriers are expected to earn $2.1 billion—the most profitable of all regions.
Diesel prices fell for the fifth consecutive week and the sixth time in the last seven weeks, decreasing 0.8 cents to $3.94 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
UPS said it will be rolling out a new reverse logistics service geared towards high-end products for shippers in the high-tech, healthcare, and retail sectors in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, effective this October.
Monday, June 13, 2011
As she prepares her 22nd annual “State of Logistics” report, supply chain expert, Rosalyn Wilson, provided an exclusive forecast for the third-party logistics sector with Supply Chain Management Review -- LM's sister publication.
Panjiva’s new quarterly report, entitled the Quarterly Trendspotting Report, takes a detailed look at the macro trends that impacted global trade during the first quarter of 2011. One of its main objectives is to assist sourcing executives determine which geographies are “trending hot” for products they are looking for on a worldwide basis and what the current trends are on an annual basis.
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Hub Group Inc. said today that earlier this month its Comtrak Logistics Inc. subsidiary, which offers national drayage and truckload services, acquired Domestic Transport Inc., a Pacific, Washington-based provider of intermodal drayage services.
Many small businesses still believe warehouse management systems are too expensive for their budgets or won’t provide the right benefits. Learn how these misconceptions may be preventing your business from considering a competitive necessity.