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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Following last Friday’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami, nearly all Japanese automakers have idled production, owing to either physical damage or rolling blackouts.
Supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates has introduced a new product designed to provide shippers with a way to share customer relationship experiences about their third-party logistics (3PL) providers.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
USPS officials said that upon ratification by union membership-expected-in the next two months, this deal will run through May 20, 2015 and impact roughly 205,000 employees.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Despite an 11 percent decline in net orders for Class 8 vehicles from January to February, the fundamentals that support demand in the heavy-duty commercial vehicle market remain strong, according to ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to speak with Rubin McDougall, CFO of global 3PL CEVA, following the company’s strong fourth quarter and year-end earnings release.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Retail sales continued their solid momentum with February data showing sequential and annual growth, according to data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
While it was not unexpected, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, indicated that the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments dropped 15 percent from January to February.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
A prominent industry analyst maintains that several key infrastructural events will shape the global supply chain in the coming years
Parcel shippers that turn to third-party consultants (3PCs) to help them navigate myriad facets of pricing and rate structures from industry bellwethers FedEx and UPS may eventually find themselves having to fend for themselves when talking dollars and cents with these companies if a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation finds that FedEx and UPS are colluding to adopt a policy of declining to negotiate with 3PCs acting on behalf of shippers.
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011
When I am asked what the big topic in the industries LM covers is these days, there is no surprise of late. It is a one word answer: fuel. How could it really be anything else at this point? If you need more proof, look at the past two weeks of diesel price increases from the Energy Information Administration. They both check in around the 15-cent mark. Ouch.