Supply Chain Management

By Jeff Berman · March 5, 2012
The January NMI—at 57.3—is up 0.5 percent over January and is at its highest level since reaching 58.3 in January 2011.
By Jeff Berman · March 5, 2012
The January NMI—at 57.3—is up 0.5 percent over January and is at its highest level since reaching 58.3 in January 2011. A reading above 50 represents growth.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2012
Dealing with challenges and the unknown is considered a given for supply chain and logistics managers. When the unexpected happens, it is imperative that they are taking steps to manage risks in an efficient and proper manner. But according to a report from Accenture and the World Economic Forum, entitled “New Models for Addressing Supply Chain and Transport Risk,” that is not always the case.
WHITE PAPER
By George Kokoris · February 27, 2012
CTL's white paper on the crisis of supply chain's skills shortage, which was published in 2010, generated a huge response and helped to spark an industry-wide debate on how the profession can develop a more effective talent pipeline. However, one vital piece of the puzzle continues to be overlooked: the role of human resource (HR) managers.
By Jeff Berman · February 21, 2012
Data from Panjiva showed gains from December to January for both United States-bound waterborne shipments and the number of manufacturers shipping to the U.S.
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.

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