Logistics

By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2011
A new UPS-sponsored survey suggests that high-tech manufacturers may be the first to decrease their dependence on China for sourcing
By Jeff Berman · November 9, 2011
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with CEVA CEO John Pattullo about the company’s quarterly performance and other industry-related items.
By Patrick Burnson · November 8, 2011
One of the bright spots in recent export activity has been the surge in demand for U.S.-manufactured microchips. But there's a sinister threat lurking in the supply chain to disrupt this trend.
By Jeff Berman · November 8, 2011
Following the first half of 2011, which showed some signs of increasing transportation and logistics merger & acquisition activity, third quarter activity took a bit of a step back, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) quarterly report “Intersections: Second Quarter 2011 global transportation and logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis.”
By Patrick Burnson · November 7, 2011
“What Do Shippers Want?- Global and National Perspectives” may sound Freudian, but it is certainly not rhetorical
By Jeff Berman · November 7, 2011
When holiday shopping season picks up, December 12 and December 22 could shape up to be two of its busiest days.
By Patrick Burnson · November 7, 2011
Despite recent actions taken by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to address an onerous situation, “captive shippers” will continue to pay a monopoly tax on their rail shipments
By Patrick Burnson · October 31, 2011
As noted in Part I of this series, supplier transparency is key to any reverse cycle.
By Patrick Burnson · October 28, 2011
The ongoing economic “volatility” is teaching manufacturers and retailers a great deal about squeezing the margins of inventory and creating a viable and sustainable alternative distribution network.
By Jeff Berman · October 27, 2011
Earlier today, the Department of Commerce announced that U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose by 2.5 percent in the third quarter. This is a good sign but it should not even begin to suggest that happy days are here again.
By John D. Schulz · October 27, 2011
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said the nation must spend more on infrastructure and mildly endorsed the need to increase the federal fuel tax, which stands at18.4 cents on gasoline, 23.4 cents on diesel and has been unchanged since 1993.
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2011
Diesel prices this week increased 2.4 cents per gallon to $3.825, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2011
Quarterly revenue for Big Brown—at $13.2 billion—was up 8.0 percent annually, and operating profit—at $1.61 billion—was up 0.2 percent. Earnings per share—at $1.06—saw a 14 percent year-over-year increase, topping Wall Street expectations of $1.05 per share.
By Jeff Berman · October 24, 2011
The news regarding a tepid economic recovery is clearly far from new, we have been reading about it and experiencing it in one way or another for a while now. We have been told that things will be better “soon” on more than one occasion, yet things continue to stagnate.
By Patrick Burnson · October 24, 2011
IHS said the highlight in the very busy upcoming week will be the advance GDP release, which will show the economy growing at its fastest pace in the third quarter of 2011 since the second quarter of 2010

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