Supply Chain Management

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.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2011
This deal spells relatively good news for the economic engines that drive our country at a time when we can least afford to lose any signs of momentum whatsoever.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2011
The survey found that larger carriers—those with more than $25 million in revenue—are twice more likely to be interested in buying a company compared to smaller carriers (with less than $25 million in revenue).
By Jeff Berman · July 27, 2011
At a time when economic momentum continues to fluctuate, new orders for durable goods showed in June did nothing to quell that notion, falling 2.1 percent—or $4.0 billion.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2011
FedEx officials said that this deal will allow FedEx Express to provide a wider range of domestic and international transportation and logistics offerings in Mexico
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2011
Compared to the second quarter of 2010, which saw a 71 percent annual gain in earnings per share for UPS, this year’s second quarter might be viewed as being pale in comparison. But a close look at the numbers points to another strong earnings performance for Big Brown.

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