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By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2015
Employment, business activity, production and new order indexes set new records, some of which go back to 2004.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2015
Second quarter total volume—at 4,362,049 containers and trailers— was up 4.5 percent annually, IANA reported. Domestic containers—at 1,690,190—were up 3.5 percent, and international containers—at 2,270,328—were up 6.8 percent. All domestic equipment at 2,091,721—was up 2.2 percent, and trailers dropped 3.1 percent to 401,531.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—hit 60.3 in July (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), representing a 4.3 percent increase over June while economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector showed growth for the 66th month in a row and the overall economy grew for the 72nd straight month. The July NMI is 2.9 percent higher than its 12-month average of 60.3.
By MMH Staff · August 5, 2015
More than 40 free educational sessions address flexible packaging, OEE, workforce engagement and more.
By MMH Staff · August 5, 2015
Event offers best practices for new and upcoming professors of material handling, logistics and supply chain fields.
By MMH Staff · August 4, 2015
Robots for material handling applications grew 27% through June.
By MMH Staff · August 4, 2015
Orbis Corporation's parent company welcomes two experienced supply chain executives.
By Patrick Burnson · August 4, 2015
Mexico's growing importance in the continental supply chain is now being recognized by North American transportation groups
By MMH Staff · August 4, 2015
Automated packaging equipment supplier targets e-commerce order fulfillment operations.
By LM Staff · August 4, 2015
Falling 5.5 cents to $2.668 per gallon, this follows last week’s 5.9 cent decline for the lowest weekly average price going back to the week of October 14, 2009, when it was at $2.60 per gallon.
By Patrick Burnson · August 4, 2015
With the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Maui, Hawaii ending without a deal, U.S. supply managers may be adjusting to other global sourcing strategies.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth fell 0.8 percent to 52.7 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). PMI growth has been at 50 or higher for 31 straight months (with the overall economy growing for 74 months), and the current PMI is 1.7 percent below the 12-month average of 54.4.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth fell 0.8 percent to 52.7 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). PMI growth has been at 50 or higher for 31 straight months (with the overall economy growing for 74 months), and the current PMI is 1.7 percent below the 12-month average of 54.4.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2015
The current status of FedEx’ planned acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator for $4.8 billion, which was initially announced in April, remains in flux, with continued actions being taken by the European Commission.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2015
Panjiva said that the 1 percent sequential growth was in line with typically flat growth from May to June, as higher monthly growth typically takes hold in July and August in advance of the holiday season.

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