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FedEx starts the new fiscal year on a strong note [18/Sep/2014]

FedEx began its fiscal year on a strong note with revenue for the first quarter August 30, up 6% to $11.7bn and recorded revenue, profit and volume gains in all divisions. Read Full Article...

Big gains in Index indicate strong finish for 2014 [17/Sep/2014]

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index increased at its fastest pace in September, climbing 3.5 points from August to 59.2. Both the present and expected situations noted healthy gains increasing 3.2 and 3.9 points to 56.7 and 61.8 respectively. Read Full Article...

The exponential evolution of 3D printing is set to fundamentally transform manufacturing and distribution [16/Sep/2014]

There is no question that 3D printing is continuing to impact multiple industry sectors. The technology continues to evolve at an impressive rate and no industry concerned with physical manufacturing is immune. Read Full Article...

Getting it right in time for the 2014 holiday season [13/Sep/2014]

Still smarting from last holiday seasons’ mishaps, UPS vowed to make things right this year. Indeed, the company noted plans to spend $175m for such improvements and increase capacity by 10% over 2013. Already it has announced plans to open two package distribution facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as install “state of the art” package sorting technology. Read Full Article...

Apple to introduce new products this week – But does it matter? [08/Sep/2014]

Apple is preparing to introduce new products to the market this week. Questions abound about whether the company will introduce a greater range of lower cost models to appeal to vital new customers in emerging markets. If it does it will require a retooling of its not inconsiderable supply chain. Read Full Article...

The value of Canadian ports comes to fore as shippers seek to avoid disruption on the US west coast [01/Sep/2014]

Volumes are rising at the ports of British Columbia as the protracted labour dispute continues to disrupt ports along the US west coast and present an opportunity for Canadian ports to grow. Read Full Article...

Stifel Logistics Confidence Index indicates possible air freight slow down [27/Aug/2014]

Uncertainty in the global market continues with the latest Stifel Logistics Confidence Index indicating a dip of 0.4 points in the overall measurement to 55.7. While the present situation remained positive, gaining 1.2 points from July to 53.5, the expected situation for the next six months stumbled 2.0 points to 57.9. Read Full Article...

A growing dichotomy among US trucking providers [25/Aug/2014]

The trucking environment is indeed difficult and a dichotomy among the large trucking providers is developing. Take for example YRC Worldwide and Old Dominion. YRC Worldwide, beset with financial troubles, struggling to regain traction while Old Dominion continues to put up double-digit growth rates. Read Full Article...

Who's responsible for the package contents? [18/Aug/2014]

In what is proving to be the makings of an interesting court case, FedEx finds itself the focal point of an US Justice Department probe into the privacy of consumers, the US healthcare system and the role of e-commerce and the responsibility of the small parcel provider. Read Full Article...

Going "local" with parts sourcing [11/Aug/2014]

Going local is increasing within the automotive industry. The trend is shifting from sourcing from low-cost countries to sourcing closer to home as a means to not only reduce costs but also to reduce such risks as political, economic and weather-related. Read Full Article...

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