Supply Chain Management

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
While hopes were high for a return to a “traditional” Peak Season earlier this year, things have not gone according to plan based on freight trends, volumes, and insight from industry stakeholders.
By Patrick Burnson · October 21, 2011
Near-sourcing and the North American Free Trade Agreement represent a perfect supply chain match, industry analysts contend.
By LM Staff · October 20, 2011
Faced with the prospect of not being allowed to fly its cargo planes at night, Lufthansa Cargo said earlier today it is working on contingency plans to, once the night flight ban takes effect on October 30.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2011
It is no secret that the trucking industry is not without its challenges. To cite a few examples, go look at what is happening with the proposed Hours-of-Service (HOS) changes, CSA, relatively high diesel prices or any number of other issues.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2011
Shipments and the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. are both down 8 percent from August to September.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2011
Shipments and the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. are both down 8 percent from August to September.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2011
Opening a new facility there makes good business sense because it provides an opportunity to build and expand relationships with customers, and enables Con-way Multimodal to enter the growing southern market
By John D. Schulz · October 17, 2011
If the tax-adverse Congress can figure out how to pay for it, the stalled highway bill in Washington will pass at adequate funding levels to meet some of the nation’s dire infrastructure needs. That’s the word from Transportation Secretary Ray H. LaHood,
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2011
The September uptick in retail sales brought about some feelings of optimism regarding a possible economic recovery for some analysts, but there is a general consensus that more evidence of growth is needed over a longer period of time.
By Jeff Berman · October 12, 2011
Company officials say this service will leverage Schneider’s more than 20 years of intermodal service into and out of Canada
By Jeff Berman · October 12, 2011
Diesel prices headed down for the fifth straight week, falling 2.8 cents to $3.721 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2011
At a time when capacity tightness in some ways has become the new normal, the differences between fixed and variable capacity are different than they used to be in some ways, according to FTR Associates Partner Noel Perry.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2011
The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—was 53.0 in September, down 0.3 percent from August.
By Jeff Berman · October 6, 2011
While the NRF calls for flat holiday retail numbers, this week's CSCMP Annual Conference shows that regardless of the economic environment, supply chain and logistics continues to evolve.

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