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By By Bruce Stubbs, director of supply chain marketing, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions · February 14, 2018
The growth of analytics, machine learning and cloud computing is making a significant impact across businesses and commerce worldwide. Access to more data and insight on how your operations work, how your devices are performing, or what technology investments you need to make can significantly improve the way many organizations operate and grow their business.
By Patrick Burnson · February 13, 2018
U.S. ports are positioned for another solid year of growth, though the Trump administration's evolving stance on both domestic and international trade is a long-term development worth a close watch, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest sector briefing.
By LM Staff · February 13, 2018
The United States Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that the average cost per gallon of diesel gasoline fell 2.3 cents this week to $3.063 per gallon.
By MMH Staff · February 12, 2018
December 2017 orders down 18% compared to the same month last year.
By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2018
The long-awaited national infrastructure plan was rolled out today by the White House as part of its fiscal year 2019 budget. Entitled, the “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America,” this plan is comprised of various ideas and themes that have been echoed by the White House since Donald Trump took over as President in January 2017.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 12, 2018
Trinchero Family Estates’ state-of-the-art distribution is powered by an automated storage system capable of handling as many as 4.2 million cases at any given time.
By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2018
A strong wind is expected to continue blowing on the economic seas in the first half of 2018 but could recede for the full year, based on the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report, which was released late last week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · February 12, 2018
"Circular Economy” was the theme addressed by The Reverse Logistics Association’s (RLA) at its annual conference and expo in Las Vegas last week. With the flourishing of e-commerce, product returns have become even more nettlesome for today’s global supply chain managers. At the same time, however, new revenue streams are being created in the 3PL and warehousing sectors.
By John Schulz · February 12, 2018
The Teamsters union, never without internal squabbles and internecine power players, is showing some internal rift in its opening weeks of negotiations with UPS, the union’s largest employer. With job preservation and security top of mind for the union, the Teamsters last month submitted an 83-page opening demand in its National Master contract that covers about 260,000 UPS employees. The five-year contract expires July 31.
By Patrick Burnson · February 9, 2018
San Francisco-based Prologis released its third annual Logistics Rent Index recently, drawing on data from Prologis’ global portfolio and examines rental growth in critical logistics real estate markets throughout the world.
By Jeff Berman · February 9, 2018
The most recent example of global e-commerce powerhouse Amazon expanding its logistics portfolio was highlighted in a Wall Street Journal report published today. According to the report, Amazon is taking steps to introduce a delivery service for businesses, entitled “Shipping with Amazon” (SBA), that would position it as a direct competitor with the parcel duopoly of UPS and FedEx.
By Jeff Berman · February 9, 2018
In its fiscal first quarter earnings results announced today, the USPS reported controllable income of $353 million, which was down 33% annually compared to $522 million a year ago. USPS said that this decrease was driven by various factors it has cited in the past, including: First-Class and Marketing Mail volume declines, a higher normal cost of retiree health benefits of $140 million, and higher transportation expenses of $109 million.
By Roberto Michel · February 9, 2018
The sales and operations planning process is a long-established mechanism for aligning business objectives with operations. Find out how planning solutions are becoming more constraint aware and capable of assessing what-if scenarios in ways that make S&OP more effective and meaningful.
By LM Staff · February 9, 2018
Earlier this week, UPS reported that it has rolled out UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday, which, it said, is an extension of its UPS Worldwide Express Freight Service. The UPS Worldwide Express Freight Service service, which functions as an express freight service geared towards urgent, time-sensitive, and high-value international shipments, was initially launched by Big Brown in January 2013

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