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Founding Supply Chain 24/7 Content Director Passes Away
With deep sorrow, we share the news of the passing of our esteemed team member, Clive Purchase.
US Container Traffic Boosted by Back-to-School Rush
A bump in imports to the U.S. could be on the horizon, following a strong back-to-school season that indicate cargo volumes could reach 2 million TEUs during September and October.
Bank of America Introduces Digital Supply Chain Finance Platform
Bank of America is adding a supply chain module to its popular CashPro Trade platform, enabling faster processing of financial transactions for global supply chains.
No Surcharge for Holiday Packages, USPS says
With an eye on the 2023 peak shipping season, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said it would not implement any additional surcharges on holiday shipping.

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Global Air Freight Logistics Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated
The Global Air Freight Logistics industry primarily transports commercial cargo as well as time-sensitive freight and mail; however, because the industry moves goods throughout the world, it is dependent on the level of international trade between countries. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Global Air Freight Logistics industry to its growing report collection.

VW Platinum Auto Plant from Future Rises in Tennessee to Speed Passat Parts Delivery
A longtime leader in the auto industry, Volkswagen has redefined the auto plant with the only LEED Platinum-certified plant in the world. The Chattanooga-based facility boasts a comprehensive system of cutting edge technologies, including a $30 million solar farm and wetlands to minimize environmental impact. As a zero waste facility, nothing production-related goes to a landfill.

JDA Software Announces Integrated (JDA-RedPrairie) Product Roadmap
JDA Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company, today announced the release of its integrated product roadmap following the merger with RedPrairie.

State of Logistics Report: New Order, New Opportunities for Logistics Managers
According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 24th annual State of Logistics Report released today, logistics and supply chain managers are continuing to drive inefficiencies out of the business transportation system.

DHL to Cut Ribbon on $105M Expansion at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
The logistics company said enhancements include an expanded south ramp for additional wide-body aircraft, a new 180,000-square-foot sorting facility designed to accommodate larger express shipments as well and a facility wide information technology upgrade.

Japan’s Rakuten Continues Amazon Pursuit, Will Buy US Logistics Firm Webgistix
Rakuten said it will acquire Webgistix, which provides warehouse and shipping services to online retailers. Webgistix says it can provide 1-2 day shipping for customers from its U.S. facilities in New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Reno.

transport logistic 2013 – Broader International Scope and Rising Optimism Delight Attendees
The 2013 edition of the world´s biggest trade show for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management, which closes today in Munich, attracted a record 53,000 (2011: 51,310) trade visitors. A further rise in international scope was also noticeable at this year´s show – around 45 percent of the exhibitors came from outside Germany, and almost 40 percent of the visitors.

Ryder Named a Food Logistics Top Green Provider
Ryder System, Inc., a leader in supply chain, warehousing, and transportation management solutions, today announced it has been named one of 2013’s “Top Green Providers” by Food Logistics. The “Top Green Providers” list focuses on sustainability in the global food supply chain with profiles of companies who are exceeding industry standards in their sector.

JDA FOCUS Challenges Attendees to Think Outside the Silo
The 2,600 primarily customer attendees at this year’s JDA FOCUS were looking for lots of things. They wanted to learn about JDA eight, a cloud-based bundle of more than 30 supply chain software products built on a single platform. And they wanted to know how any one of those products – WMS, TMS, SCMP—might improve their businesses.

New Report Explores Top Supply Chain Technologies
Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium: Companies need to utilize latest technologies for demand-driven operations & meet expectations of today’s omnichannel customer.

How Will the Hours of Service Changes Impact You?
Hours of Service (HOS) changes announced in December 2011 are scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2013. As this date gets closer, here is a summary of the impending changes: Within the 34 hour restart, a driver will only be able to use the restart once a week and Similarly, the 34 hour restart will need to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. time periods.

PaperWorks Industries Selects Transplace for Transportation Management Solution
Leading Packaging Company to Leverage Logistics Provider’s Transportation Management Services and Industry Expertise for Driving Supply Chain Efficiency, Cost Savings.

Manhattan Associates Names 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group as a Top Partner
Manhattan Associates has named 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group, a leading supply chain consulting, systems implementation and engineering firm, to the Manhattan Partner Performance Club for its efforts to help clients successfully deploy Manhattan solutions.

Autodesk and Netsuite Partner to Transform Manufacturing in the Cloud
NetSuite, the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials/ERP software suites, and Autodesk, the leader in cloud-based design and engineering software, today announced a strategic alliance to offer manufacturing companies seamless integration of Autodesk PLM 360 and NetSuite ERP.

NRF Supply Chain Summit: Tompkins International CEO to Reveal Tips for Retailers to Thrive
Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International and noted supply chain expert, will reveal how retailers can tackle roadblocks and ensure successful strategies at the 2013 National Retail Federation (NRF) Global Supply Chain Summit opening keynote on May 20.

Demand Management Announces Supply Chain Planning in the Cloud
Demand Management’s announcement comes at a time when more and more software providers are allowing customers to access their solutions in the cloud. By offering its integrated supply chain planning suite on a subscription basis, Demand Management enables companies to get up and running on the platform as quickly and affordably as possible.

LLamasoft and Mu Sigma Partner to Expand the Reach of Supply Chain Design and Big Data Analytics
LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software solutions, today announced that Mu Sigma, one of the world’s largest decision sciences and analytics firms, has selected LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru to help its clients harness big data to generate more effective supply chain designs.

YRC Worldwide Reports First Quarter Positive Operating Income for the First Time in Six Years
The company reported, on a non-GAAP basis, adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2013 of $60.7 million, a $45.4 million improvement over the $15.3 million adjusted EBITDA reported for the first quarter of 2012.

Descartes Joins Forces with KSD
Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, acquired KSD Software Norway AS ("KSD"), a leading Scandinavia-based provider of electronic customs filing solutions for the European Union ("EU").

Lift Truck Preventative Maintenance
There are plenty of usual suspects when hunting for improved efficiencies in any lift truck fleet. For example, aging equipment, truck abuse and under-utilized assets are all key sources of unanticipated maintenance costs. But are breakdowns, excessive damage and unnecessary trucks really unanticipated? To help fleet managers identify and pre-empt unanticipated costs, Modern spoke with some of the leading experts in the market to compile best practices.


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