Friday, May 20, 2016
Rail carloads, at 238,353 were down 11.4 percent annually, and U.S. containers and trailers were off 7.2 percent annually at 260,026.
This network is comprised of a multifaceted approach that will mesh its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 U.S.-based The UPS Store locations and a collaboration with SAP to foster an end-to-end industrial offering that will mesh SAP’s supply chain offerings with Big Brown’s on-demand manufacturing services and global logistics network.
Posted on 05/20 at 09:58 AM
3D Printing •
Thursday, May 19, 2016
As global supply chains grow in size, reach, and complexity, they become more vulnerable to a myriad of threats and hazards that can damage businesses and threaten the global economy: terrorist attacks, natural disasters, corruption, labor disputes, and more.
In this special issue of Modern Materials Handling, our editors have gathered four articles designed to help warehouse and distribution management engineer a move toward a more sustainable warehouse and DC operation.
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said today it is calling on Congress to take action on maintaining the current motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) restart rule, which it said provided truck drivers with the flexibility and opportunity to take extended off-duty periods without restriction.
Posted on 05/19 at 12:22 PM
Join us for this in-depth, and easy to follow discussion on the tariff classification system, including steps you can take to ensure shipments arrive at the border with proper codes assigned.
Memphis-based FedEx said yesterday that it has unconditionally declared its offer for TNT, with 88.4 percent of all shares committed and a settlement date for the deal of next Wednesday, May 25 and all offer conditions having been satisfied or waived.
Posted on 05/19 at 11:05 AM
Global Logistics •
TNT NV •
Even though there are myriad indications that the economy has lost some of its footing in recent months, the May 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued by the Institute for Supply Management indicates that prospects for growth remain fully intact.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
This strike authorization coincides with DHL’s annual shareholders meeting being held by its parent company DHL Deutsche Post today. The vote to strike was close to unanimous, with 93 percent of the five-company pilot groups participating in the strike vote and 99 percent of those pilots voted in favor of a strike. Pilots at the five U.S. cargo carriers voted online through anonymous balloting in April and May.
With an eye on meeting the needs of its Chicago-area shipper customers, asset-light transportation and logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTS) said this week that it has expanded its LTL (less-than-truckload) service in Chicago.