Monday, July 27, 2015
Between a consumer-led revolution, competition from Amazon, international sourcing, and port shutdowns, retail supply chains are challenged like never before. A new e-book and self-assessment tool offer benchmarks and insights into how supply chains can keep up with the retail consumer.
Posted on 07/27 at 01:30 PM
The report, entitled “U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026, which is drafted by ATA and IHS Global Insight, calls for a 28.6 percent hike in annual freight tonnage, as well as a 74.5 percent gain in freight revenues to $152 trillion in 2026.
Posted on 07/27 at 10:54 AM
Friday, July 24, 2015
During this webcast experts will uncover how an industry first automated technology tool can fill the gaps in the shipment assignment processes, and optimize your transportation network for the lowest possible cost.
Following heavy investment in 2014, many users of supply chain software have backed off from spending as they settle into their new systems. Nonetheless, the software market continues to steadily grow as concerns fall away.
Regardless of how it gets done, an emphasis on high-level data quality and management needs attention from both shippers and providers.
Carloads dropped 7.3 percent annually to 277,331, and intermodal rose 2.3 percent to 273,850.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The ongoing friction between rail shippers and freight railroad carriers is front and center at the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) this week, with a hearing on railroad revenue adequacy.
Posted on 07/23 at 02:06 PM
The most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR provided some good news for shippers, with some signs of improvement in overall market conditions.
Posted on 07/23 at 10:03 AM
Supply chain execution convergence (SCEC) is more than a buzz word. It's a necessity for today's global supply chains.
If organizations aren't operating on interconnected systems, or using a common end-to-end process to connect to all their partners, achieving supply chain excellence is nearly impossible.
Posted on 07/23 at 08:11 AM
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Reports are indicating UPS is in talks with to acquire Chicago-based transportation management services provider Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion.
Posted on 07/22 at 03:26 PM