Supply Chain Management

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.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2011
Even though there are more questions than answers when it comes to the economy and its growth rate, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed a seasonal increase in the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2011
For the second quarter, PwC reported that second quarter deal value was $13.5 billion compared to $18.4 billion for the same period in 2010 and is up about 30 percent from the first quarter’s $10.4 billion in total deal value.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2011
Company officials said that Vault unites several existing ODFL business units into an independent operating division comprised of warehousing, business solutions, fleet and warehouse dedicated services and truckload brokerage units.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2011
The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—was 52.7 in July, a 0.6 percent decline from June. A reading above 50 represents growth. And even with the sequential decline in the NMI the report showed growth in the non-manufacturing sector for the 20th consecutive month.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2011
The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—was 52.7 in July, a 0.6 percent decline from June. A reading above 50 represents growth. And even with the sequential decline in the NMI the report showed growth in the non-manufacturing sector for the 20th consecutive month.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2011
In its July report, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure the manufacturing sector—known as the PMI—was 50.9 percent. This represents a 4.4 percent drop from June’s 55.3 percent
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2011
In its July report, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure the manufacturing sector—known as the PMI—was 50.9 percent. This represents a 4.4 percent drop from June’s 55.3.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2011
UPS recently announced in its annual Sustainability Report that it is continuing to reduce the amount of fuel used per each delivered package it moves in the United States.

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