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By Jeff Berman · September 7, 2016
Effective February 2017, Walmart is going to require its suppliers (shippers) to meet a two-day shipping window instead of its previous four-day window, as well as up its required compliance rate from 90 percent to 95 percent.
By Jeff Berman · September 7, 2016
ArcBest’s 3PL subsidiary ABF Logistics last week acquired Sparks, Nevada-based Logistics & Distribution Services (LDS) for $25 million.
By MMH Staff · September 7, 2016
Assets enable safe shipment of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals and other biological cargo via air or ground transportation.
By LM Staff · September 7, 2016
Following two weeks of increases, the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dipped 0.2 cents to $2.407 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Jeff Berman · September 7, 2016
Oracle said this week it has acquired LogFire, an Atlanta-based provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud-based, Warehouse Management Systems in an effort to complement its Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud suite.
By Chris Lewis · September 6, 2016
Effective parts supply chain management is a critical objective for lift truck dealers, especially as users’ demands for maintenance services continue to rise. Lift Truck Repair Trends, Outsourcing Forklift repairs, Manufacturures maintenance of forklift
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 51.4 (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth) in August, which was down 4.1 percent from July.
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 51.4 (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth) in August, which was down 4.1 percent from July.
By John Schulz · September 6, 2016
The brief period of bargain truckload rates that shippers enjoyed earlier this year is ending as carriers have reduced capacity to adapt to the slight drop in freight demand in 2016’s first half, says Werner's top executive.
By Jeff Berman · September 2, 2016
In earlier fashion than usual, UPS yesterday rolled out United States rate changes that will go into effect in the coming weeks and months.
By Jeff Berman · September 2, 2016
With Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping, the seventh largest ocean liner in the world that handles roughly 7% of U.S.-Asia cargo, filing for bankruptcy earlier this week, what happens next in regards to what happens to the cargo that was moving on Hanjin vessels at that time, as well as its subsequent short-term impact on the global supply chain remains far from clear.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 49.4 in August, which was down 3.2% compared to July for its first decline going back to February’s 49.5. August’s PMI is 0.8% below the 12-month average of 50.2. And the ISM said that the over all economy expanded in July for the 87th month in a row, despite the PMI’s decline in August.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 49.4 in August, which was down 3.2% compared to July for its first decline going back to February’s 49.5.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2016
The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping will have shippers scrambling for transport alternatives during Peak Season, as global seaports also struggle to find ways of mitigating the impact of this colossal event.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) said yesterday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire APC Logistics, a Melbourne, Australia-based independently-owned global freight forwarder and customs broker serving Australia and New Zealand.

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