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By Bob Trebilcock · July 24, 2017
The deal gives Korber AG a foothold in the U.S. market
By Patrick Burnson · July 19, 2017
Two agreements related to the west coast and trade flows between the United States and Asia were addressed today by the Federal Maritime Commission during a regularly scheduled meeting, as were recent developments regarding government linked ocean carriers.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2017
The White House’s budget blueprint, which was released in March, and the House Appropriations Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development funding bill have a common theme in that both are clear in saying it is time to say goodbye to the tiger. Make that TIGER actually the acronym for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recover discretionary grant program.
By Patrick Burnson · July 10, 2017
Thanks to recent advances in information technology, there’s never been such a wealth of facts and analytics captured by today’s research firms. But the sheer volume of these numbers can easily overwhelm logistics managers.
By Jeff Berman · July 7, 2017
In the name of too much government intervention or, perhaps restrictive regulations, President Trump made it clear upon taking office that too many regulations are bad for the nation’s business. But when it came to a pending regulation calling for the requirement of electronic limiting of truck speeds, it seemed clear that the writing was on the wall for that regulation to not see the light of day, which remains the case still today.
By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2017
Logistics managers in the manufacturing sector should welcome a bout of "fairly solid" growth after two lackluster and lethargic years (2015–16), observe economists for IHS Markit.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 3, 2017
Automotive OEM HIROTEC AMERICA is taking the first steps towards lights out manufacturing with robotics
By Patrick Burnson · June 29, 2017
A handful of U.S. ports could see their ratings change over the next year, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest U.S. Ports Peer Review.
By Jeff Berman · June 29, 2017
While this week’s SMC3 Connections conference in Palm Beach, Florida primarily focused on all things supply chain, freight transportation and logistics, the opening keynote of the event given by Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy, offered up a bit of a different perspective, with themes largely applicable to the business and commerce world we live in on a daily basis.
By Patrick Burnson · June 26, 2017
Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation last week which will create a dedicated revenue source to strengthen America’s economic competitiveness by investing in the rebuilding of our crumbling national freight infrastructure.
By Jeff Berman · June 22, 2017
If you ask anyone heavily involved in the less-than-truckload (LTL) sector, what their most pressing need or concern is, there is a good chance that you will be told that five more feet of trailer space, from 28 to 33, is at the top of the wish list for a whole host of reasons.
By Patrick Burnson · June 22, 2017
The new Navis survey contains mixed signals among shippers who see the need for change, but may be slow to embrace it.
By MMH Staff · June 20, 2017
How to improve performance by identifying risk, planning accordingly, pursuing upgrades and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
By Jeff Berman · June 19, 2017
Nearly $14 billion deal set to not only shake up the grocery sector but also change the sector's supply chain playbook, too.
By Patrick Burnson · June 19, 2017
In an effort to further promote the advantages of a career in supply chain management, APICs has boldly announced the launch of a new expanded Supply Chain STEM Educational Outreach Program aimed at K-12 students.

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