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By LM Staff · January 6, 2017
Global container shipping line Maersk and China-based e-commerce services provider Alibaba have partnered up on an endeavor which will enable ocean shippers to book space on Maersk vessels through Alibaba’s booking service, called OneTouch, according to a Reuters report.
By Jeff Berman · January 5, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 57.2 in December (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), matching November’s reading, while eclipsing the 12-month average of 55.0 and remaining at its highest level over the last 12 months, with the highest reading prior to that being October 2015’s 59.1.
By Jeff Berman · January 5, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 57.2 in December (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), matching November’s reading, while eclipsing the 12-month average of 55.0 and remaining at its highest level over the last 12 months, with the highest reading prior to that being October 2015’s 59.1.
By MMH Staff · January 5, 2017
Inaugural Toyota Material Handling North America University program selects proposals including research into forklift operator behaviors and the Internet of Things.
By MMH Staff · January 4, 2017
Third biennial report shows 25% increase in consumers receiving an incorrect item for a second time after returning an incorrect order.
By MMH Staff · January 4, 2017
Acquisition expands Descartes’ content solutions with comprehensive logistics trade data.
By LM Staff · January 4, 2017
Coming off of a 2.7-cent increase to $2.54 per gallon the week of December 26, which was a 2016 high, the average weekly price shot up another 4.6 cents this week to $2.586 per gallon, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By MMH Staff · January 4, 2017
Winners to be announced during ProMat 2017.
<p>The team from MSU placed third – pictured here with corporate sponsors<br />
(l to r) Mike Riba, Shell Oil Company; Michael Forbes, Northrop Grumman; MBA student Rachal Snider; MBA student Robert McElmurry; Stanley Griffis, associate professor of supply chain management; Judith Whipple, team adviser and associate professor of supply chain management; MBA student Kevin Xujin; Michelle Braun, General Motors Foundation; and Chuck Doyle, Ford Motor Company.</p> By MMH Staff · January 4, 2017
Nine of the 15 top-ranked supply chain management schools compete in simulation.
By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2017
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, came in at 54.7 in December, a 1.3 percent gain over November, as well as turning in the highest PMI reading since December 2014’s 54.9. December’s PMI is the highest over the last 12 months and is 3.2 percent above the 12-month average of 51.5, with the over all economy growing for 91 months in a row.
By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2017
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, came in at 54.7 in December, a 1.3 percent gain over November, as well as turning in the highest PMI reading since December 2014’s 54.9. December’s PMI is the highest over the last 12 months and is 3.2 percent above the 12-month average of 51.5, with the over all economy growing for 91 months in a row.
By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2017
UPS said late last month it officially completed its acquisition of Marken, a provider of global supply chain solutions for the life sciences industry based in Durham, NC and London, England. The acquisition was originally announced by UPS in early November, coming a little more than three months after saying it had expanded logistics capabilities for clinical trials. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
By MMH Staff · December 23, 2016
For all the political turmoil across the globe, 2016 was by all accounts very good for the supply chain, which saw acquisitions, investments, technological advancements and record growth.
By MMH Staff · December 22, 2016
A look at Modern's 2016 cover stories highlights each company's unique journey and common goals.
By MMH Staff · December 22, 2016
To take place at Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2017, events will cover secotrs including industrial automation, power transmission and logistics systems and equipment.

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