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Friday, July 01, 2011
The ISM reported that the index it uses to measure the manufacturing sector—known as the PMI—was 55.3 in June, up 1.8 percent from May’s 53.5. May marked the first month in 2011 that the PMI did not exceed 60. But even though the last two months were below 60, manufacturing experts said it was likely the PMI would head down a little bit.
According to the report, total dollars billed in the first quarter for all study participants—at roughly $1.8 billion—was up 17.1 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Not surprisingly, the primary concern among small to medium-sized businesses, is the economy
Taking steps to further leverage a relationship that has been intact since 2003, UPS and global pharmaceutical giant Merck said today they are expanding their distribution and logistics agreement on more of a global supply chain basis.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Truck driver shortages, a persistent dilemma for shippers seeking adequate capacity, are back.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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A pretty big relationship between global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics and freight transportation and logistics services provider Ryder got even bigger with week, with the companies announcing that CEVA has added more than 1,000 full service lease trailers from Ryder.
LM survey respondents say Peak Season could actually resemble something a bit more typical and familiar than the mixed bag we have seen in recent years.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Gartner Inc. has released the findings from its seventh annual Supply Chain Top 25. The goal of the Supply Chain Top 25 research initiative is to raise awareness of the supply chain discipline and how it impacts the business.
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Given the uncertain economic environment raising its head in the last few weeks, it looks like now may be a good time to hit the road. And that is exactly what I am doing tomorrow, when I push off to Atlanta for the 9th annual eyefortransport 3PL Summit.