Supply Chain Management

By Jeff Berman · July 7, 2011
The much ballyhooed cross-border trucking agreement between the United States and Mexico appears to have finally come to fruition, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
By Jeff Berman · July 6, 2011
Container shipping carrier APL recently said it has made a land purchase in Joliet, Illinois to develop an intermodal container terminal. APL officials said the company purchased 43 acres of space from CenterPoint Properties within the CenterPoint Intermodal Center, the largest inland port in the United States.
By Jeff Berman · July 5, 2011
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman conducted an on-stage interview with Leo Suggs, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Greatwide Logistics at the eyefortransport 3PL Summit. The theme of this year’s interview was “Gauging the Impact of Driver Shortages and Changed Carrier Relationships.”
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 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.
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2011
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.
By Patrick Burnson · June 28, 2011
Not surprisingly, the primary concern among small to medium-sized businesses, is the economy
By Jeff Berman · June 28, 2011
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.
By John D. Schulz · June 22, 2011
Truck driver shortages, a persistent dilemma for shippers seeking adequate capacity, are back.
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By Clive Purchase · June 21, 2011
Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review are joining forces on this virtual conference designed to help companies succeed in the global marketplace. We have put together a great series of educational sessions and top-notch speakers to address critical topics like how to work more effectively with your global 3PL providers and how to accurately track shipments through the supply chain pipeline.
By Jeff Berman · June 21, 2011
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.
By Jeff Berman · June 21, 2011
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.
By Patrick Burnson · 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.
By Jeff Berman · June 20, 2011
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.
By Jeff Berman · June 16, 2011
Following a 7 percent gain in shipments from March to April, April to May showed an 8 percent increase at 1,037,365, said Panjiva. The number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 147,876 was up 6 percent, matching a 6 percent increase from March to April. Both shipments and manufacturers were down 1 percent, respectively, year-over-year.
By John D. Schulz · June 15, 2011
Business logistics costs rose 10.4 percent last year, totaling $1.21 trillion, which is about what American businesses paid for freight transport in 2010, according to the authoritative 22nd annual State of Logistics report released Wednesday.

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