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Freight & Transportation

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions for supply chains and asset tracking, today announced the Intelleflex CMR-6100, the first fully integrated cellular-enabled, GPS-equipped multi-protocol RFID reader with support for the ISO Class 3 battery assisted passive and … Continue reading

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Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Ryder System, Inc., a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it has published a Corporate Sustainability Report highlighting Ryder’s progress towards improving the communities and environments where the Company does business. The report profiles Ryder’s … Continue reading

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RILA Urges Congressional Action to Avert National Railroad Shutdown

RILA Urges Congressional Action to Avert National Railroad Shutdown: Work stoppage could disrupt retail supply chains well into 2012. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is calling on Congress to step in to avert a work stoppage that would disrupt … Continue reading

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California Passes Cap & Trade Program: Look for Major Supply Chain Impacts

From California Environmental Protection Agency: “The formal Cap-and-Trade rulemaking began with the release of the Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR). The ISOR and formal rulemaking materials are available on the cap-and-trade rulemaking web page. The Board Hearing on … Continue reading

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CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends! As with every year, there are opportunities to learn new things and … Continue reading

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Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, in cooperation with Penn State University, leadership advisory firm, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, today announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics … Continue reading

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Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) announced today that W. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., the company’s regional and national less-than truckload (LTL) subsidiary and largest operating unit. The announcement was made by Douglas W. Stotlar, … Continue reading

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ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

A new 100,000-sq. ft. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S. By installing a warehouse in this region, the Company expects to improve … Continue reading

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How Great Logistics Beats the Great Depression

“The recovery from the Great Recession has proven to be more elusive and prolonged than any in our history.” This statement by Rosalyn Wilson, the author of the 22nd Annual State of Logistics Report says it all: The global economy … Continue reading

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Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 22nd “Annual State of Logistics Report®,” presented by Penske Logistics, today at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The report reveals that business logistics costs … Continue reading

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Complete Innovations and the Xata Turnpike Solution Join AT&T’s Portfolio of Mobility Applications for Businesses

AT&T* today announced the availability of three leading mobile transportation and dispatch management applications from Complete Innovations and Xata Corporation, enhancing AT&T’s portfolio of fleet management solutions. Available directly from AT&T, these services are designed to streamline operations, optimize fleet … Continue reading

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Why Should Manufacturers Get Social With Their Supply Chains?

In recent years manufacturers have globalised their operations due to the need to reduce costs and to explore business opportunities in new markets. Establishing a new manufacturing plant in a remote location has its problems, the most important of which … Continue reading

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Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions. Accellos has recently restructured into business units focused on Transportation, WMS, Third Party Logistics and Supply Chain … Continue reading

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Hub Group acquires Exel Transportation Services

Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBG), one of the nation’s leading freight transportation management companies, announced today that it purchased Exel Transportation Services (ETS) for $83 million before post closing adjustments. ETS is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hub Group, operating … Continue reading

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Penske Logistics Earns Ford Motor Company’s Gold World Excellence Award

Penske Logistics has been awarded Ford Motor Company’s Gold World Excellence Award. This is the third World Excellence Award Penske Logistics has earned from Ford and it is the second time the company has earned Gold. “We’re sincerely honored to … Continue reading

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Transplace Selects Ron Hefty and David Farris to Drive Growth, Support Transportation Efficiencies, On-Boarding for Customers

-Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced the addition of Ron Hefty as vice president of freight services, and David Farris as vice president of on-boarding. Both executives bring extensive knowledge and experience … Continue reading

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DB Schenker Agrees to Transition of Livingston International’s Domestic Warehousing and Ground Transportation Business

Schenker of Canada Limited and Livingston International Inc. have entered into an agreement under which Livingston will transition its North American domestic warehousing and ground transportation businesses, operated under Livingston Integrated Logistics, to DB Schenker. Under the terms of the … Continue reading

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Logistics Sourcing and Collaboration: The Role of Technology

So far in this series on complex sourcing, we’ve looked at the nascent trend toward collaboration in transportation sourcing and how best practices can accelerate success. In this final entry, I’ll address the use of technology in the collaborative process. … Continue reading

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