Monday, March 03, 2014
Although there have been recent signs of new hires in the logistcs sector, managers are being advised to remain cautious when it comes to investing in human capital this year.
More than a third of manufacturing firms in the small and midsized business (SMB) sector expect the economy to strengthen in the coming six months, while nearly half expect it to remain the same, according to the results of the second annual Sage Manufacturing Survey announced by Sage North America.
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, increased 1.9 percent to 53.2 in February.
Posted on 03/03 at 01:53 PM
FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx, announced today that it will implement a General Rate Increase (GRI) of 3.9 percent for non-contractual freight, effective March 31.
Posted on 03/03 at 11:38 AM
FedEx Freight •
CEVA said the new location, which has three times the capacity of its previous location there and based at the Parque Sur Industrial Park, is comprised of 4,400 square-meters, with capacity for 7,000 pallet positions, 10 meters of free height, and is in close proximity to the Panama Tocumen Airport as well as major highways.
Posted on 03/03 at 09:50 AM
Global Logistics •
Saturday, March 01, 2014
The global retailer re-launched in North America and built a new multi-channel supply chain from the ground up with the help of its existing 3PL partner.
New systems and management techniques are providing the infrastructure needed to revolutionize the LTL market. Now, shippers and carriers need to sit down and re-engineer their relationships from scratch to improve margins for both. Here’s how it’s done.
According to recent market surveys, too many global shippers are still using a mix of manual processes and homegrown systems to manage global trade. Our analysts say “enough is enough.”
Camera-based bar code scanners are a must for 2D codes, but today’s payoff mainly ties to improving 1D code processes, ergonomics, and read rates. Here’s a look at how this versatile tool is helping to transform fulfillment accuracy in dynamic distribution environments.
Pent-up demand, depleted inventories, and a greater overall sense of economic security are converging in 2014. If so, ocean cargo carriers will be determined not to miss that opportunity to make rate hikes stick.