Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sixty-five percent of Shared Services executives from Fortune 1000 companies do not believe their vendors are sufficiently focused on minimizing risk, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
Posted on 07/17 at 08:22 AM
Over the past five years emerging markets have maintained their “growth dynamic,” observes John Manners-Bell, CEO, of the London-based think tank, Transport Intelligence
Posted on 07/17 at 08:18 AM
Supply Chain •
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The House of Representatives voted by a 367-55 margin to approve H.R. 5021, the Highway Transportation and Funding Act of 2014, which will keep federal transportation funding intact through May 2015.
UPS said this week it is taking steps to optimize 36 U.S. Field Stocking Locations in order to serve the medical device sector as part of its global healthcare growth strategy.
Posted on 07/16 at 10:44 PM
Supply Chain •
Researchers at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) have developed a model that uses purchase order (PO) information to help retailers determine when many different types of products need to be shipped to meet sales deadlines.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Citing the recent findings of the consultancy, Armstrong and Associates, this year’s 2015 State of Logistics report states that revenues for the 3PL sector rose 3.2 percent in 2013, much lower than the 5.9 percent growth a year ago.
Commerce reported that June retail sales at $439.9 billion were up 0.2 percent over May and up 4.3 percent compared to June 2013, and the National Retail Federation said that June retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were flat on a seasonally-adjusted and sequential basis for the second straight month in May, and saw a 3.0 percent unadjusted annual increase.
TIACA has applauded a move by U.S. regulators towards a more risk-based approach to air cargo screening.
When the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) stages its annual Expo in September, much of the limelight will be placed on the vibrant and fast growing host city of Long Beach.
United States 2013 third-party logistics (3PL) gross revenue again saw annual gains, up 3.2 percent over 2012 at $146.4 billion, according to data released by supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates.