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Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Additive manufacturing (AM) is the umbrella term for technologies that fabricate products by building up thin layers of materials from three-dimensional, computer-aided designs. A subset of these technologies, 3D printing builds objects on machines that “print” successive layers of materials such as molten plastic.
Friday, October 28, 2011
The ongoing economic “volatility” is teaching manufacturers and retailers a great deal about squeezing the margins of inventory and creating a viable and sustainable alternative distribution network.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said the nation must spend more on infrastructure and mildly endorsed the need to increase the federal fuel tax, which stands at18.4 cents on gasoline, 23.4 cents on diesel and has been unchanged since 1993.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, 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.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Near-sourcing and the North American Free Trade Agreement represent a perfect supply chain match, industry analysts contend.
Thursday, 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.
Monday, 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.
Shipments and the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. are both down 8 percent from August to September.
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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