Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

Non-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth. ISM uses the NMI index to measure non-manufacturing growth and found the economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow especially in finance/insurance, real estate/rental, agriculture, health care and public administration. Logistics Transportation Supply Chain News

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

The state is also ranked #5 in GlobalTrade Magazine’s “ Best States for Manufacturing.” Here’s why: In terms of output, North Carolina is the second-largest food and beverage manufacturer in the U.S., Total manufacturing output was over $103 billion in 2018.

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Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

For example, urban planners in Charlotte, NC, have “designated a 60-acre, 50-square block area as a place for modern, urban redesign, dubbed the North Tryon Vision Plan. When transportation is discussed, it often focuses on moving people rather than goods. “While pie-in-the-sky dreams of utopian smart cities fill the media waves,” writes Chad Prevost ( @ChadPrevost ), “[what does a smart city] mean for commercial transportation and the supply chain?”[3]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Houston is home to a number critical industries, including energy exploration, oil and gas refineries, and related manufacturing of petrochemicals and plastic resins, among others.

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

The logistics industry has the wind at its back with stronger consumer spending and manufacturing stabilizing. . The Institute for Supply Management said its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 57.2

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A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

Non-manufacturing growth surges . The ISM non-manufacturing activity index (NMI) December reading came in at 57.2. The twelve industries covered by the NMI that showing December growth are: Mining; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Information; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Accommodation & Food Services. .

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