Supply Chain Management

By Jeff Berman · February 3, 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.
By Jeff Berman · January 25, 2012
For every shipper, the topic of supply chain security is always top of mind. That is why I was not entirely surprised to see today that the White House has issued what it’s calling the “National Strategy for Supply Chain Security.”
By Patrick Burnson · January 25, 2012
As China strides into the Year of the Dragon, its economy is in the midst of an aggressive slowdown, warns IHS Global Insight economists.
By Jeff Berman · January 19, 2012
In the freight transportation world, one of the most predictable things over the years is the unpredictable nature of the price per gallon of diesel fuel. That is the case once again now, given the fluctuation in fuel prices in recent months.
By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2012
Seattle-area based Pacific Alaska Freightways (PAF), a provider of freight transportation services to Alaska, including steamship, barge, rail, air, truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal, said that it has officially acquired Southern Alaska Forwarding, a freight consolidator serving Kodiak and Cordova, Alaska from Seattle.
By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2012
The December edition of Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business pointed to manufacturing growth finishing 2011 on a positive note.
By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2012
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Dachser USA President and CEO Frank Guenzerodt about how the $5 billion global 3PL is approaching its U.S growth strategy.
By Jeff Berman · December 22, 2011
As 2011 winds down, there has been a fair amount of optimism of late when it comes to the economy. But as we know there are road blocks, too, of course.
By Jeff Berman · December 22, 2011
DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global logistics and express delivery provider Deutsche Post DHL focused on air and ocean freight, has made it clear it is committed to expanding its presence in the United States market.
By Jeff Berman · December 20, 2011
Slight signs of economic stability appeared to take hold on the global trade front from October to November, according to data from Panjiva.
By Jeff Berman · December 13, 2011
With the economy showing some slight signs of growth, the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) was up for the second straight month in November, with a 0.1 percent gain on the heels of October’s 1.1 percent rise.
By Jeff Berman · December 13, 2011
November retail sales were up for the sixth straight month, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce.
By Jeff Berman · December 13, 2011
Despite relatively slight gains, retail sales in November were up for the sixth straight month, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce.
By Jeff Berman · December 7, 2011
While the economic recovery is showing some encouraging signs of late, it received another one this week in the form of the Institute of Supply Management’s Semiannual Economic Forecast.
By Jeff Berman · December 2, 2011
With its primary index—the PMI—showing signs of leveling out in recent months, the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business increased nearly two full percentage points in November to extend the growth streak for economic activity in the manufacturing sector to 28 straight months and the overall economy showed growth for the 30th consecutive month.

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