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By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2015
Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) and third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Mallory Alexander International Logistics LLC recently announced they have joined hands in a strategic alliance, which is geared to augment ODFL’s ocean forwarding offering.
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2015
The company said the new office building will be 207,000 square-feet build-to-suit location at 1511 Webster Park in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2015
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $447.7 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to August, following a 0.2 percent July to August increase, and were up 2.4 percent compared to September 2014. And the NRF reported that September retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.3 percent annually and down 0.1 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to August.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2015
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $447.7 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to August, following a 0.2 percent July to August increase, and were up 2.4 percent compared to September 2014. And the NRF reported that September retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.3 percent annually and down 0.1 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to August.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2015
September freight shipments—at 1.146—were up 1.7 percent compared to August, following a 1.2 percent July decline, and are down 1.5 percent compared to September 2014, and expenditures—at 2.49—were up 2.4 percent compared to August and down 6.6 percent annually.
By LM Staff · October 14, 2015
With a 6.4 cent increase to $2.492 per gallon, this marks the single highest weekly increase for the average price per gallon of diesel since the week of September 2, 2013, when it rose 6.8 cents from $3.913 to $3.981.
By Patrick Burnson · October 13, 2015
Logistics managers have always been under pressure to strike the right distance between specialized intermediaries and the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.
By MMH Staff · October 13, 2015
Company joins select group of integrators that will help integrate the robot into small parts assembly applications.
By MMH Staff · October 13, 2015
Honeywell survey illustrates U.S. and European DCs working to support omni-channel distribution.
By John D. Schulz · October 13, 2015
If you want to meet some of the most ticked-off people on the planet, talk to any trucking industry retiree who received that letter from the Teamsters’ Central States pension plan notifying them of their potential financial haircut coming in retirement.
By LM Staff · October 13, 2015
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL introduced a new flight geared towards Michigan-based importers and exporters out of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
By Patrick Burnson · October 12, 2015
“We’re pleased with the ongoing buildup of import cargo,” said Maritime Director John Driscoll. “Our job now is to maintain the momentum.”
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2015
US robot installations up 11%; global market value including support services estimated at $32 billion for 2014.
By Patrick Burnson · October 12, 2015
Students who excel in a semester’s worth of graduate-level classes online and who pass a comprehensive proctored exam can earn an MITx MicroMaster’s credential.
<p>In his new book, Yossi Sheffi examines how the best companies manage risk and resilience.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 12, 2015
In a global economy, the beat of a butterfly’s wings in one part of the world can truly lead to a supply chain disruption on the other side of the globe. In his new book, Yossi Sheffi describes how the best companies prepare for modern vulnerabilities and develop corporate resilience.

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