Friday, April 11, 2014
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently reported that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.2 percent from January to February (the most recent month for which data is available), following two straight monthly declines.
Posted on 04/11 at 06:34 AM
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A recent survey of 110 logistics executives at consumer packaged goods companies, conducted by Auburn University and sponsored by 3PL, Kane Is Able, examined the challenges and frustrations faced by small and mid-market companies in serving their retail customers.
The paper summarizes the research and suggests how mid-market CPGs can address stepped up retailer requirements.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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Barcode technologies provide fast reliable data collection to ensure item or package traceability, and enhance customer service. Barcodes are machine readable symbols that store identifying data about the package or item with which they are associated. This complimentary guide explores the various code symbologies - download it now.
These symbols, when read by a barcode scanner, are decoded, recorded, and processed to extract the data for a variety of uses (e.g., pricing, order fulfillment, traceability through production, sortation, shipping, etc.)
Posted on 04/09 at 07:59 PM
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DiCentral officials said that this acquisition is a result of the company looking to improve customer experience and return-on-investment, with SmartTurn being brought to market as a value-add to its supply chain integration suite and also help customers achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility.
With so much attention given to the difficult winter weather conditions at the end of 2013 and into 2014 and how they impacted freight transportation and logistics operations, it looks like market conditions may be turning the corner headed into spring, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc.
With the Panama canal expansion meeting its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which gateways would best serve their future needs. But even more strategic complexity has been introduced this year with consolidation of ocean carrier services. Rather than whistling in the dark, the leading ocean cargo gateways are keeping their guard up.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Even the most dominant U.S. ports can’t afford to become complacent in the face of several competitive factors converging at mid-year, say industry analysts.
The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said it will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 10 on recent railroad service issues, review proposed solutions to existing service problems, and also discuss additional options to improve service.
Posted on 04/08 at 11:30 AM
The forecast for growth at United States-based retail container ports is largely positive, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.