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By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2018
For more than a while, we have seen slow and steady economic improvements that have manifested themselves in many ways through things like improving retail sales, United States-bound imports, modal volume, and some signs of sustained GDP growth. Now, take those factors and consider what is happening in trucking, with things like the recently implemented electronic logging device mandate, still-tight capacity coupled with increased demand, the ongoing difficulty regarding hiring and retaining truck drivers, and carriers now having the upper hand on the pricing side, and it creates a whole host of market pressures, some good and some not so good, depending on which side of the shipper-carrier fence you reside on.
By Patrick Burnson · January 10, 2018
Oakland broke two more records in 2017 with 919,523 loaded import containers and 1.85 million combined imports and exports. The port said import growth drove its record performance.
By MMH Staff · January 10, 2018
Depending on your application, vertical labels can improve productivity, accuracy and consistency.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2018
While the 2017 holidays are in the rear view mirror, that does not mean that it has gotten up and gone away. How? Well, in the supply chain management world we live in, it really comes down to two simple words: reverse logistics.
By MMH Staff · January 5, 2018
A thorough and ongoing analysis of processes can identify plenty of opportunities to boost warehouse efficiency.
By Jeff Berman · January 2, 2018
It is hard to believe that the time has come for another look back at a completed year. To be honest, and I know it sounds somewhat cliché, 2017 seriously flew by, or so it seems. There are different reasons why it feels that way, of course, but this year, in some ways, feels like a pivot, or transitional type of year on some fronts.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 28, 2017
Congress and the administration talk about boosting industrial production and manufacturing jobs. But new analysis suggests that we’re already at peak levels.
By Patrick Burnson · December 20, 2017
Fortunately for logistics managers reliant on campaign promises, existing plans for port improvements will not be curtailed.
By Jeff Berman · December 18, 2017
With the news over the weekend that E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of Class I railroad CSX passed away on Saturday December 16 at the age of 73, there was no shortage of praise for a man, whom was widely viewed as the most important railroader of our times. And the praise is likely to continue for more than a while, too, and for good reason.
By David Krebs · December 15, 2017
As warehousing and logistics processes become more complex, modern mobility solutions can play a role.
By Patrick Burnson · December 8, 2017
As Oakland continues to woo global ocean carriers to make this gateway a first port-of-call, executives here are celebrating several significant achievements related to container throughput and efficiency
By Jeff Berman · December 7, 2017
A new delivery service offering from Amazon, entitled Seller Flex, that received a lot of attention when various reports were published about it in early October could prove to be a major competitive advantage for the e-commerce bellwether in terms of how it negotiates rates with the parcel duopoly of FedEx and UPS, coupled with being able to pull data from warehouses to examine delivery times, performance standards, and costs for a transaction. That is the thesis from James Thomson, a former Amazon executive and now a partner for Buy Box Experts, an Amazon consultancy firm, and author of the book, “The Amazon Marketplace Dilemma.”
By Patrick Burnson · December 6, 2017
An otherwise stable outlook for U.S. transportation infrastructure next year will be clouded somewhat by questions surrounding tax reform, according to Fitch Ratings in its 2018 outlook report.
By Jeff Berman · December 4, 2017
When it comes to assessing the current state of manufacturing, it is hard to find better data than the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business. The most recent edition of the report, which was issued on Friday, December 1, pointed to another growth month, one in an ongoing series of 102 consecutive months, or 8.5 years, actually.
By Patrick Burnson · December 1, 2017
A substantial piece of this city’s decommissioned Army Base just got new life. Port of Oakland Commissioners recently gave final OK to a plan that re-invents the site as a Seaport Logistics Complex.

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