Supply Chain Management

By Jeff Berman · September 13, 2011
The uneven trajectory of the economic recovery was highlighted once again in the most recent edition of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) Index.
By Jeff Berman · September 13, 2011
With all the noise out there about the economy—whether it be lack of growth, a dim outlook, and sluggish demand (all of which are occurring in one form or another)—it often is easy to overlook some of the good, or positive things, which actually are occurring.
By Patrick Burnson · September 8, 2011
With young people returning to school this month, we thought we’d say something about on-going education for established professionals. Here’s a book for you to consider in September
By Jeff Berman · September 7, 2011
Diesel prices were up for the second straight week following a month of declining prices, increasing 4.8 cents to $3.868 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2011
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By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2011
As was the case in July, the August edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business outperformed its sister report focused on manufacturing.
By Mike Regan · September 2, 2011
Yesterday, the President announced that he will address the Nation and unveil his jobs plan on September 8. The pundits are concerned that if his previous suggestions are any indication of what he will offer in this plan, we are in deep trouble.
By Jeff Berman · September 2, 2011
Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco said this week it is now providing customers with an online calculation of carbon dioxide emissions, which enables them to track CO2 emissions for all products shipped by ocean and air.
By Jeff Berman · September 2, 2011
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Road Runner Transportation Services (RRTS) said it has officially closed its acquisition of the outstanding stock of Prime Logistics Corporation for roughly $97.5 million.
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2011
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with CEVA CEO John Pattullo about the company’s first half performance and other industry-related items.
By Jeff Berman · August 30, 2011
Looking at the logistics landscape, it appears that September should be very telling on a number of fronts in terms of how the fourth quarter and beyond may shape up, coupled with numerous legislative efforts on the table (or not, given the current political climate).
By Jeff Berman · August 23, 2011
Truck tonnage in July was down following growth in June, according to the American Trucking Associations
By Jeff Berman · August 23, 2011
This follows declines of 6.2 cents, 4 cents and 1.2 cents from the previous three weeks. Prior to the last four weeks of downward prices, diesel saw a cumulative 9.9 cent gain over a three week period.
By Jeff Berman · August 22, 2011
In early 2009, the United States Postal Service (USPS) stated its intent in a filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to launch a market test to provide service akin to a less-than-truckload (LTL) network. But in a filing submitted to the PRC on August 19, the USPS said it intends to shutter this initiative—it entitled “Collaborative Logistics”—on September 19.
By Jeff Berman · August 22, 2011
Amid the swell of turbulence the economy is riding on, due to an incredibly shaky and unpredictable economic recovery, the downgrading of the United States credit rating and subsequent giant swings in the stock market, it is fair to say shippers are concerned about the possibility of a double-dip recession rearing its ugly head.

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