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<p>UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced diluted earnings per share of $0.84 for the second quarter of 2010, a 71% jump over the adjusted earnings of the prior-year period. Global revenue increased 13%, generating a 57% increase in operating profit to $1.4 billion.</p> By Jeff Berman · July 22, 2010
Despite an uneven economy, UPS earlier today reported strong second quarter results. The company said that quarterly revenue—at $12.2 billion—was up 12.7 percent year-over-year, and operating profit—at $1.4 billion—was up 56.6 percent. Earnings per share—at $0.84—were up 71 percent.
<p>TransCore’s North American Freight Index for June 2010 showed a whopping112 percent increase in spot market freight availability compared to the same time period last year.</p> By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2010
Even though various freight- and economic-related indices have lost steam in recent weeks, one which continues to chug along is the TransCore North American Freight Index.
By Patrick Burnson · July 21, 2010
Following its promising forecast made last month, the International Air Transport Association is reporting a significant surge in air cargo demand.
<p>Founded in 1971, VDC specializes in providing technology executives with the market intelligence they need to make critical business decisions with confidence. Core products and services consist of a large portfolio of syndicated research reports, custom research and consulting engagements, and tactical marketing support services.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 21, 2010
One of the emerging stories in the RFID market is the convergence of technologies around RFID. “Sensing and monitoring is beginning to take hold,” says Drew Nathanson, director of research operations for VDC Research Group, a Massachusetts based technology research firm.
<p>Modern’s Top 20 supply chain management software suppliers - It’s the first time the market has declined since Modern began publishing our annual Top 20 list in 2001.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 21, 2010
Modern’s 9th-annual survey of the leading SCM suppliers finds that the market for supply chain software took a hit last year, but things are beginning to look up.
By Sara Pearson Specter · July 21, 2010
The mature technology has evolved with enhanced functionality, better integration and new methods of delivery and use. Here are the five trends driving the evolution of warehouse management systems.
<p>Published about two weeks after the end of the month, the “State of the Industry: N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles” report offers the most up-to-date commercial vehicle market indicators available.</p> By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2010
Even though trucking capacity remains tight, an ongoing increase in Class 8 commercial vehicle orders and production remains strong, according to data released by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 21, 2010
Could managed services be the new business model for RFID? That’s one of the questions being asked by the industry, according to VDC Research Group.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 21, 2010
One of the emerging stories in the RFID market is the convergence of technologies around RFID, especially sensing technologies.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 21, 2010
Every year for the past five years or so has been the year RFID was going to take off in the supply chain. Too often, the reality failed to live up to the hype. That may be about to change, according to a new survey of RFID users from VDC Research Group (http://www.vdcresearch.com), the Massachusetts based technology research firm.
<p>The acquisition strengthens KPMG’s existing restructuring services practice in the automotive, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense and other manufacturing industries by expanding current capabilities in financial and operational restructuring, supply chain advisory, supplier services, technology and performance improvement. The transaction also includes Grant Thornton LLP’s Vontik software system.</p> By Jeff Berman · July 20, 2010
KPMG officials said bringing Grant Thornton’s supply chain practice into the fold strengthens KPMG's existing restructuring services practice in the automotive, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense and other manufacturing.
<p>Panjiva is the leading intelligence platform for global trade professionals. With detailed information on 1.5 million companies that do business across borders, Panjiva is the go-to source for information for global trade professionals who want to find, evaluate, and connect with companies in other countries.</p> By Jeff Berman · July 20, 2010
The number of global manufacturers shipping to the United States continued in June with a 1 percent gain, according to data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
<p>On June 10, 2010, with some 200 invited guests from the economic and political sectors, as well as a technological thunderbolt, Dematic opened its new, cutting-edge customer and technology center in Offenbach.</p> By LM Staff · July 20, 2010
Located in Germany, the new facility features multiple integrated materials handling solutions to demonstrate business critical material flow scenarios.
<p>A.T. Kearney’s 2010 Indirect Procurement Study found that although once overlooked, indirect procurement organizations have come a long way and are increasingly recognized as having significantly more value to contribute.</p> By LM Staff · July 20, 2010
A.T. Kearney recently released the results of a global study, which suggests that indirect procurement categories like IT, marketing and advertising, facilities management, MRO, Logistics and professional services, have become increasingly important to Chief Procurement Officers and their organizations.
By Jeff Berman · July 19, 2010
Earlier today, ATC Corporation, a provider of logistics and remanufacturing services for the high-tech and automotive industries, said it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger pursuant to be acquired by third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Genco Distribution System Inc, for $512.6 million.

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