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By LM Staff · September 18, 2015
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that rail carload and intermodal volumes for the week ending September 12 were both down on an annual basis. Volumes were impacted by the Labor Day holiday.
<p>Do you know the true cost of doing business in emerging channels and distribution networks, asks Kevin Zweier.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 17, 2015
Supply Chain Management and Transportation Expert Kevin Zweier urges supply chain managers to take a hard look at how emerging channels and distribution networks are impacting the true costs of doing business.
<p>Do you know the true cost of doing business in emerging channels and distribution networks, asks Kevin Zweier.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 17, 2015
Supply Chain Management and Transportation Expert Kevin Zweier urges supply chain managers to take a hard look at how emerging channels and distribution networks are impacting the true costs of doing business.
By MMH Staff · September 17, 2015
Materials handling equipment is the eighth most common type, accounting for 4% of all equipment financed.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2015
Rate increases will take effect for FedEx Express U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services, effective January 4, 2016. FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services, and FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent. FedEx SmartPost rates will also change. And FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2015
The much anticipated final rule for electronic logging devices (ELD) has been pushed back one month from September 30 to October 30, according to the most recent Report on DOT Significant Rulemakings issued by the United States Department of Transportation.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2015
APL Logistics recently announced it has rolled out a new service offering that it said is designed to save shippers money and time through the optimization and management of high-frequency truck deliveries across complex supply chains.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2015
Quarterly net income at $692 million was up 5.6 percent annually, and revenue at $12.3 billion was up 4.9 percent. Operating income at $692 million was up 5.6 percent. Quarterly operating margin—at 9.3 percent—saw a 2.2 percent annual gain, and earnings per share of $2.42 were up 6.7 percent but were below Wall Street estimates of $2.45 per share.
By MMH Staff · September 16, 2015
Machine vision systems category saw a year over year increase of 18% to $1.0 billion.
By MMH Staff · September 16, 2015
By adding the robotics technology of Adept to its current offering, OMRON will be positioned to serve manufacturers in the automotive, digital device, food and beverage, packaging, and other industries with solutions and engineering support.
<p>Deloitte’s Scott Sopher looks at the adoption rate of the new technologies most likely to impact supply chains in the future.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 15, 2015
What are the technologies likely to impact the supply chain tomorrow? At the upcoming Supply Chain Outlook Summit, Deloitte's Scott Sopher will reveal the results of a recent survey of new technologies and their adoption rate.
<p>Deloitte’s Scott Sopher looks at the adoption rate of the new technologies most likely to impact supply chains in the future.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 15, 2015
What are the technologies likely to impact the supply chain tomorrow? At the upcoming Supply Chain Outlook Summit, Deloitte's Scott Sopher will reveal the results of a recent survey of new technologies and their adoption rate.
By MMH Staff · September 15, 2015
Logistics solutions company is driving efforts to bridge the skills gap in the manufacturing industry.
By MMH Staff · September 15, 2015
Company founded in 1819 opened North American headquarters in Detroit in 1965.
By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2015
For more than a long time, there has been heavy debate and discussion over truck size and weight-related issues. One argument that has been consistently made over time in an effort to allow heavier and longer trucks on the road, with the objective of increasing highway productivity, has been to reform Interstate vehicle weight limits for six-axle trucks. This topic again came to light last week, with Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis..) introducing the Safe, Flexible, and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act.

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