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Snapfulfil chosen to keep up with Johnstons

Sat, 13 Nov 9920 15:37:36 +0000

Johnston Logistics UK has selected Snapfulfil warehouse management system (WMS) to help deliver its next stage of growth. The warehousing, logistics and fulfilment specialist handles over 400,000 pallets every year.

Three ways your supply chain manager can help improve speed-to-market

Mon, 13 Nov 9380 15:37:36 +0000

By John Caltabiano, VP of Global Supply Chain, Jabil.

Given a choice, would you launch your product late, or launch it over budget? Choosing to go to market late might present the greater risk to profitability, according to a report published by McKinsey & Company that claims, on average, going to market six months late but within budget can shave 33 percent off profits.

How Stowga helped fight the warehouse industry's 'Christmas Bulge'

Mon, 13 Nov 9380 15:35:53 +0000

Christmas in the UK is a time for festivities, family and food! Unfortunately for food retailers the nation's warehousing capacity often reaches close to breaking point, with huge demand for third-party storage over the winter months ahead of the busiest time in retail.

Brightpearl launches fully-integrated WMS for retail and wholesale

Mon, 13 Nov 9200 15:37:36 +0000

Brightpearl, the purpose-built retail ERP platform, has launched a new Warehouse Management System (WMS) to help businesses adapt to a shifting consumer-led retail environment.

The warehouse of the future

Mon, 13 Nov 9200 15:34:36 +0000

Consumers expect a lot when they shop online, frequently opting for next day delivery. In 2017, one Amazon customer was impressed when a product was delivered in under 15 minutes.

AAR reports annual gains in October for carload and intermodal volumes

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:17:10 -0500

Rail carloads, at 1,338,037, rose 1%, or 12,598, annually for the month, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 1,443,914, saw a 4.2%, or 58,546 units, annual increase.

Port Tracker report points to increased import activity ahead of next round of tariffs

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:17:10 -0500

United States-bound imports trended down from the pre-holiday peak while still coming in at higher-than-usual levels, with retailers importing merchandise in advance of a coming tariff increase in January, according to the new edition of the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

UPS Freight and Teamsters come to terms on new labor deal

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:17:10 -0500

A new labor agreement between UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload unit of UPS, and the Teamsters Union was reached over the weekend, with UPS Freight Teamsters members approving a new contract over the weekend.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index falls but remains solid overall

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:17:10 -0500

For September, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI reading was 4.58. This marks a drop-off from August’s 10.24 and July’s 14.04 (a 14-year high, as well as May and June at 11.4 and 11.18, respectively.

All U.S. West Coast Ports will bear the brunt of tariffs

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:17:10 -0500

A potential U.S.-China tit-for-tat over tariffs hasn’t dampened cargo volume growth at California’s third largest ocean cargo gateway so far. In fact, the Port of Oakland is on track for its third straight year of record container volume in 2018.

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