Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The 24th annual “State of Logistics Report,” released by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and presented by Penske today reveals that total U.S. business logistics costs in 2012 rose to $1.33 trillion, a 3.4% increase from the previous year, remaining at 8.5% of the U.S. gross domestic product.
Alan Amling, UPS global director contract logistics marketing, was recently interviewed about new trends in the third-party logistics marketplace. His answers reveal and address a new layer of complexity in supply chain planning.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A long talked about alternative to the Panama Canal moved one step closer this week, reports analysts for IHS Global Insights
The results of the AgTC’s 2013 Ocean Carrier Performance Survey were announced late last week at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco, with APL winning top ranking.
Monday, June 17, 2013
IBM says companies with high-performing procurement organizations are driving better bottom line results.
Signs of economic growth were prevalent in global trade data issued this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013
The Department of Commerce reported that May retail sales at $421.1 billion were up 0.6 percent over April and up 4.7 percent compared to May 2012, and the NRF said May retail sales rose 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from April and were up 4.3 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
Posted on 06/13 at 10:28 AM
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The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.1 percent in June over the same month last year, reflecting modest growth expectations as retailers head toward the back-to-school and holiday seasons
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sustainability strategies for leading ocean cargo shippers include targets to dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from their global logistics networks and increasingly, prioritize working with like-minded supply chain partners.