August shipments, at 1.190, were up 1.6% compared to July and down 3% annually, and expenditures, at 2.840, were up 0.7% compared to July and off 2.6% annually.
Software will drive the materials handling industry, says Dematic’s CEO.
Kathy Fulton, Executive Director of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), provides a statement regarding the organization's role in working with numerous non-profit partners working hard to [...]
Falling 0.005 cents, the national diesel average is now at $2.971 per gallon.
With the United States potentially exiting the Universal Postal Union (UPU), that raises the possibility of higher rates for global shippers. While that situation remains fluid until the more [...]
Uber said it plans to invest more than $200 million annually in the facility in the form of headcount, real estate development, and other expenses.
With Hurricane Dorian bracing down on the United States Eastern seaboard, Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to speak wirth Vince Santinello, Ocean Business [...]
While recent months continued to show a pattern of a slowing down in manufacturing activity, even though the sector was still showing overall growth, data issued today by the Institute for Supply [...]
Following various reports in January that indicated FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of Memphis-based transportation and logistics titan FedEx, was taking its initial steps [...]
When it comes to prime industrial and logistics real estate markets, there are more options than just the ones available in high population primary markets, according to research published this [...]
East Coast rail shippers stymied by the lack of double stack rail container option on a 125-year-old tunnel underneath Baltimore may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel. A $125 million [...]
For June, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was -0.82, an improvement over May’s -2.3 and April’s -1.18.
While the USTR indicated that the September 1 tariff remains on schedule, it also noted that certain products are being removed from the tariff list “based on health, safety, national [...]
To drive efficiency, Indiana University Health created its own procurement, logistics and distribution network. The centerpiece is a highly automated 300,000-square-foot distribution center.
Roughly two months after Memphis-based transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx announced it made a strategic decision not to renew the FedEx Express U.S. domestic contract with Amazon.com, [...]
Humanitarian supply chains need everything that commercial supply chains do – so why not leverage the knowledge and expertise that is already existing in our industry?
SaaS-based transportation management system (TMS) provider MercuryGate International Inc. and Uber Freight, a subsidiary of the ubiquitous, ride-sharing service Uber, whose proprietary app [...]
Falling 0.002-cents, the national diesel average is now at $3.032 per gallon, following declines of 1.0-cents, 0.07-cents, and 0.004-cent declines, respectively, the previous three weeks. The [...]
With a 1.0-cent decrease, the national diesel average is at $3.034, coming on the heels of 0.07-cent and 0.004-cent declines, respectively, over the previous two weeks. The national diesel [...]
For May, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI jumped to 5.6, following a 1.9 reading in April, which was almost a full point below March’s 2.8, and marked the highest [...]
While the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is not a done deal until it is signed off by Congress and signed into law by President Trump, that has not stopped business concerns from [...]
The Department of Transportation is quietly moving to make truck drivers’ hours of service rules more flexible.
With a 0.004-cent decline, the national diesel average now stands at $3.051 per gallon. This comes on the heels of a 1.3-cent gain last week and 0.001-cent and 2.7-cent declines, respectively, [...]
With its one-day Prime delivery program made available “coast-to-coast” to consumers on July 15, many supply chain managers are concerned about its impact on demand cycles in the future.
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—slipped 1.8% to 55.1 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring). This reading represents the [...]
A major freight railroad deal was announced this week, with Darien, Conn.-based short-line railroad carrier Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) Inc. set to be acquired by Brookfield Infrastructure [...]
The report’s key metric, the PMI, dipped 0.4% to 51.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), following 0.7% and 2.5% declines in May and April, respectively. The index has seen [...]
Besides ranking the Top 20 U.S. maritime ports by import volumes, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) , it also offers a look at the countries of origin and top products imported for [...]
When looking at the many challenges that come into play for companies competing in, or looking to enter, the last-mile logistics delivery market, there are more than a few direct challenges, to [...]
Infrastructure is becoming like the weather: nearly everyone in Washington complains about it, but nothing really ever gets done about it.
With e-commerce growing at the rate of more than 15% annually, logisticians have been studying the best way to deliver all these home deliveries faster and cheaper than ever.
Effective June 23, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will formally make a change in how it implements its dimensional weight rules. This will be done through lowering the dimensional [...]
Ottawa-based Shopify, a multi-channel commerce platform, said this week it has introduced a fulfillment network, entitled the Shopify Fulfillment Network. Company officials said that this network [...]
Riding a booming economy, U.S. Business Logistics Costs (USBLC) rose 11.4% to reach $1.64 trillion-- or 8% of 2018’s $20.5 trillion gross domestic product (GDP). That’s according to [...]
Falling 3.5 cents, the national diesel average is $3.070, following declines of 3.1 cents, 1.5 cents, and 1.2 cents, respectively, over the previous three weeks.
Commerce reported that May retail sales, at $519.0 billion, were up 0.5% compared to April and up 3.2% annually. NRF reported that May retail sales were up 0.5% in May on a seasonally-adjusted [...]
Overland Park, Kan.-based national less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, parent of the fourth- and seventh-largest trucking entities in the LTL sector, [...]
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was up 1.4% to 56.9 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring).
Two subsidiaries of TFI International, a transportation and logistics holding company, Dallas-based TForce, a customized final-mile logistics services provider, and Joplin, Mo.-based CFI [...]
Falling 1.5 cents, the national diesel average now stands at $3.136 per gallon. This comes on the heels of a 1.2-cent decline and a 0.03-cent increase, respectively, over the previous two weeks.
As storms continue to strike supply chains across the nation, a new report from DHL has been crafted to help managers mitigate risk and anticipate disruption.
The report’s key metric, the PMI, fell 0.7% to 52.1 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) in May, following a 2.5% decline from March to April, a 1.1% increase from February to [...]
National less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) was recently recognized by the American Red Cross for its efforts in supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief through the [...]
Colgate-Palmolive Takes Top Spot, Unilever Joins the "Masters" Category.
April shipments, at 1.194, were down 3.2% annually and down 0.3% compared to March. This marks the fifth consecutive month that annual shipments were down. April expenditures, at 2.909, rose 6.2% [...]
Commerce reported that April retail sales, at $513.4 billion, fell 0.2% compared to March and were up 3.1% annually. NRF said that April retail sales were down 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis [...]
With a 1.1-cent decrease, the national diesel average came in at $3.160 per gallon. This follows gains of 0.002 cents, 2.2-cents, 2.7-cents, and 2.5-cents, respectively over the previous three weeks.
Global transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said today that it is making a significant expansion to its Saturday pick-up offering for export shipments. This expansion comes in the form of [...]
Rail carloads, at 268,559, were up 1% annually, and intermodal units, at 266,530, slipped 4.9%.
A forecast for continued growth for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors remains positive, based on data in the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2019 [...]
In its “U.S. Economic Forecast Flash,” IHS Markit analysts note that first-quarter GDP growth was impressive, but cautions supply chain managers to remain on guard. It was reported at [...]
With a 0.002-cent increase, the national diesel average now stands at $3.171 per gallon. This slight decline follows gains on 2.2-cents, 2.7-cents, and 2.5-cents, respectively, over the previous [...]
Supply chain software provider Manhattan Associates recently rolled out an updated release of its cloud-based Transportation Management System (TMS), entitled Manhattan TMS, which it said [...]
Uber Freight, the app hosted by ubiquitous ridesharing company Uber, that matches trucking companies with loads to haul, and SAP, the global leader in enterprise application management software, [...]
Dun & Bradstreet recently released their Compliance & Procurement Sentiment Report, polling compliance and procurement professionals on their concerns around Environmental, Social and [...]
Companies need to move inventory closer to their customers in anticipation of demand.
Research recently released by industrial real estate firm CBRE showed that the first quarter availability rate for United States industrial real estate, for the first quarter of 2019, was [...]
With a 2.7-cent increase, this week’s average is $3.145 per gallon. This gain was preceded by a 2.5-cent gain last week, to $3.118, ahead of the week of April 8, which came in at $3.093.
United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao announced that DOT has rolled out a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $900 million in discretionary grant [...]
Panelists highlight an industry ready to move forward with the next stages of adopting digital technologies.
March shipments, at 1.197, were up 2% compared to February and down 1% annually, and March expenditures, at 2.889, were up 6.1% annually and up 0.5% compared to February.
The company is positioning itself at a TMS provider for brokers, carriers, and shippers to manage all modes and geographies. According to the company’s website, Mastery’s platform [...]
APQC and Supply Chain Management Review collected information in March 2019 from 200 supply chain professionals about the use and planned adoption of blockchain in supply chains around the world.
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The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI– fell 3.6% to 57.4 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring) in March, following a 3% gain from [...]
Commerce reported that January retail sales, at $506 billion, slipped 0.2% compared to January and rose 2.2% annually.
As U.S. Midwest supply chain managers deal with unprecedented flooding this week, a new report on risk addresses the impact natural disasters can have on supply chains
Rising 1 cent, the national diesel average now stands at $3.080, ahead of last week’s $3.070 average. The national average has seen gains in five of the past six weeks, with last [...]
While revenue, at $17 billion, was up 3% annually, net income, at $739 million, was below the $2.07 billion for the same quarter a year ago but below Wall Street expectations of $17.67 billion. [...]
With a focus on getting the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to incorporate cost-benefit analysis (CBA) into rulemaking proceedings, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) stated its case [...]
With a 0.009 cent decline, the national average price per gallon now stands at $3.070 slightly behind last week’s $3.070 average, which edged out the week ending March 4’s $3.076 per [...]
Wall Street analysts continue to indicate or suggest that the Seattle-based e-tailer titan Amazon raises significant risks for the parcel duopoly of UPS and FedEx, according to a Bloomberg report [...]
The budget, which was released yesterday, requested $21.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for 2020, which represents a $5.9 billion, or 22% decrease, compared to its 2019 discretionary [...]
With a 0.003 cent increase, the average price per gallon came in a $3.079, ahead of last week’s $3.076, which saw a 2.8 cent increase over the $3.048 average for the week ending February 18.
Commerce reported that January retails sales, at $504.4 billion, were up 0.2% compared to December and up 2.3% annually.
The push for nationwide use of 33-foot trailer combinations is back. Currently limited to twin 28-foot trailers, companies such as UPS and FedEx would gain an estimated 18 percent gain in [...]
NextGen Supply Chain Conference and Supply Chain Management Review Announce the 1st Annual NextGen Supply Chain Award Winners. The 2019 awards, sponsored by IDC, will be presented on April 16th [...]
Carloads dropped 2.7%, or 28,238 carloads, annually to 999,978, and intermodal units slipped 0.9%, or 9,513 units, to 1,094,499.
With a 2.8-cent increase, the average price per gallon now stands at $3.076, following last week’s 4.2-cent gain to $3.048 and an average of $3.006 for the week ending February 18.
The report’s key metric, the PMI, fell 2.4% to 54.2 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth). This comes on the heels of a 2.3% increase to 56.6 in January. The index has now grown for [...]
The rapid growth of e-commerce is driving deep changes in our industry, from tightening up trucking capacity to elevating the importance of final-mile delivery processes. To respond, supply chain [...]
December retail sales, at $505.8 billion, were down 1.2% compared to November’s revised $512.2 billion (from $513.5 billion). While December retail sales saw a sequential decline, Commerce [...]
This week’s average, at $2.966, matched the week of February 4, and was up $0.001 compared to the $2.965 average for the weeks ending January 28 and January 21, respectively.
The industrial manufacturing industry is in a unique position in the coming year, according to Deloitte’s 2019 Outlook on Industrial Manufacturing. The outlook indicates that although [...]
The shift is on from a focus on cost to the customer.