Inventory

By Peter Moore · June 1, 2017
According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), intermodal rail traffic in March 2017 jumped 21% over February totaling almost 1.3 million units, representing a 4% increase over 2016 traffic and a new record in U.S. intermodal volumes.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2017
Over the past 16 months, the subject of high—some may even refer to them as “bloated” inventory levels has been a major theme within freight transportation circles.
By Jeff Berman · March 22, 2017
For more than a while now, the subject of inventories, specifically those among the high, bloated, or elevated type have been a major theme within supply chain and freight transportation circles.
By Jeff Berman · December 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 53.2 in November, which was 1.3 percent ahead of October, while growing for the third straight month, as well as the highest level the PMI has reached, going back to February 2015’s 53.3 and a five-month high going back to July's 52.6. And the November PMI was 2.2 percent above the 12-month average of 51.0, with the over all economy growing for the 90th consecutive month.
By Jeff Berman · October 21, 2016
Many things pertaining to both the freight economy and general economy remain consistently inconsistent for lack of a better description. That was spelled out in two very reliable monthly freight-based data sources earlier this week, the American Trucking Associations monthly truck tonnage index and the Cass Freight Index Report.
By MMH Staff · September 26, 2016
Reconfigured Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program will streamline preparation process and improve efficiency.
WEBCAST
By LM Staff · September 22, 2016
During this webcast you'll learn on how various organizations have gained instant access to in-transit parcels and given access to this information to stakeholders.
By Josh Bond · September 7, 2016
As they tackle decades of disorganization, waste and neglect, storeroom managers are finding that spare parts are hiding more than just spare change. Benefits of keeping stock rooms in order. Improving Inventory management. Improving Storeroom efficiency.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2016
LM caught up with Dicom Transportation Group CEO Scott Dobak on various industry trends like freight volumes, inventory levels, and Peak Season.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2016

By MMH Staff · July 21, 2016
Acquisition to enhance capabilities in transportation, cold storage and light manufacturing.
By Jeff Berman · June 7, 2016
Keeping in line with its previous edition, the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates pointed to slow growth in the summer months for United States-based retail container ports.
By MMH Staff · May 3, 2016
Inventory donations protect brands, avoid waste and support schools, churches, government agencies and other nonprofit organizations.
WHITE PAPER
By MMH Staff · March 17, 2016
This white paper examines how the deployment of affordable, flexible automated storage and retrieval systems can simplify reverse logistics processing.
By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · February 1, 2016
Distribution centers are dealing with more inventory and more SKUs than ever, and the need to fill orders for multiple channels is making inventory management more important and more complex. Here’s a list of tips for the omni-channel era.

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