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Once the transaction becomes official, UPS said it will bring more than 350 temperature-controlled vehicles and 4 million square-feet to the UPS Healthcare global footprint, while also providing customers with faster shipping times, and increased production flexibility, as well as offerings to help attract new business. And it added that… Read more
Published on: 2022-08-09
The national average price per gallon of diesel, for the week of August 8—at $4.993—fell 14.5 cents annually, following declines of 13 cents, for the week of August 1, and 16.4 cents, for the week of July 25, which represents the steepest annual decline going back to the week of… Read more
Published on: 2022-08-09
With another negative United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reading, for the second quarter, at -0.9, following the first quarter’s -1.6 reading, it begs the question of: is the U.S. economy is in a recession?… Read more
Published on: 2022-08-09
Some of the world’s biggest retailers and their partners are once again feeling the sting of “the bullwhip effect” – a term of art amongst supply chain professionals that describes how changes in demand at the retail level can reverberate and amplify issues throughout the supply chain. For months, retailers… Read more
Published on: 2022-08-09
By Mathew Elenjickal
For June, the most recent month for which data is available, import volume—at 2.25 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)—was down 5.9% compared to May’s 2.4 million TEU. May set a monthly import record, going back to when NRF initially began tracking imports, coming in ahead of the previous record, of… Read more
Published on: 2022-08-08
Managing lift truck safety is daunting in today’s hectic materials handling environments, but safety-related technology is advancing rapidly, with sensor-driven solutions available that promise to avoid incidents before they happen…. Read more
Published on: 2022-08-08
For the second quarter, IANA reported that total intermodal volume—at 4,630,400—is down 4.3% annually. Domestic containers—at 2,098,606—are up 4.4%, and trailers—at 230,177—are down 25.2%. All domestic equipment (comprised of trailers and domestic containers)—at 2,328,783—is up 0.2%. ISO containers are down 8.4%, to 2,301,617…. Read more
Published on: 2022-08-08
Shippers now need to reconsider how they position operations in a changing ocean market, how to plan and secure capacity, and how to develop long-term relationships with the most reliable ocean carriers. These are discussions focused on balanced, mutual commitments from all parties in an effort to mitigate future shipping… Read more
Published on: 2022-08-08
The Supreme Court’s refusal to review a legal challenge to California’s so-called AB5 rule that covers classifying independent owner-operators as trucking company employees has large truckload carriers scrambling for a suitable Plan B…. Read more
Published on: 2022-08-08
On track to hit $78.4 billion in revenues by 2026, the global enterprise resource planning market is increasingly making its way into the supply chain management sector, where companies are leveraging their ERPs to both manage the current uncertainty and plan for the future…. Read more
Published on: 2022-08-08

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