Friday, February 03, 2012
The January NMI—at 56.8—is up 3.8 percent over December’s and is at its highest level since reaching 56.3 in March 2011.
Revenue—at $1.32 billion—was up 8.7 percent over last year’s $1.21 billion.
The company is building a 108,000 square-foot building, which company officials said will be dedicated to its engineering, customer service, and R&D staffing, and testing facilities.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Fourth quarter transportation and logistics merger & acquisition activity was not as strong as it was in the third quarter, but the end results were mostly impressive, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
When it comes to economic conditions in Europe, it is not a stretch to say that things are likely to get worse before they get better. That is the consensus of the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Truck size and weight is perhaps the most controversial measure included in the 600-page proposed highway bill that is currently being marked up by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Posted on 02/02 at 09:51 AM
Fanning out to lobby hundreds of members of Congress on the eve of an important highway bill mark-up, approximately 100 shippers and 12 associations blanketed Capitol Hill in an unprecedented “Stand Up for Trucking” event on Feb. 1.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The retailer’s transformational best practice just so happens to be a move back to the rails in order to cope with growing truck capacity concerns—and it did so with the help of its trucking partner.
The implementation of the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) has the unintended effect of increasing shippers’ exposure to vicarious liability for highway accidents. Our transportation law expert explains how this came to be and calls on the industry to come together to support a legislative solution.
Most companies’ manufacturing strategies involve decisions relating to landed cost per unit, cost/quality balance, and various SKUs’ compatibility with supply chain parameters—transportability, packaging, serviceability. However, one thing is often missing: insights for connecting manufacturing operations with business results. Few companies excel at understanding and optimizing the business value of their manufacturing decisions.