Impact of inflation on logistics remains problematic and requires planning and patience

The March inflation figure issued yesterday in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed yet another new high, rising 8.5% annually, and marking its biggest percentage gain going back to 1981. If this trend had not already been occurring then, yes, it would be surprising or cause some sort of head-fake, but… Continue reading Impact of inflation on logistics remains problematic and requires planning and patience

Importance of logistics and the supply chain in the State of the Union address comes as no surprise

Given the onus on supply chain and logistics, at both a national and global level, it is not all too surprising that last night’s State of the Union (SOTU) speech by President Joe Biden was replete with key directives and positions focused on our sector, which, as is well-known, has been under a spotlight, of… Continue reading Importance of logistics and the supply chain in the State of the Union address comes as no surprise

CFI head Orr says inflation pressures threaten more trucking bankruptcies

Inflationary pressures are increasing chances of another large bankruptcy—or perhaps more—in trucking this year, a top industry executive tells LM. Greg Orr, executive vice president of U.S. Truckload of Montreal-based TFI and president of CFI, a major truckload carrier, says he’s beginning to see effects of higher prices on everything from heavy trucks to fuel.… Continue reading CFI head Orr says inflation pressures threaten more trucking bankruptcies

Inventory Management in a High Inflation Environment

Inflation’s effects on inventory management policies are likely far from top of the mind of Logistics Viewpoints readers in today’s challenging times. However, today’s elevated rate of inflation warrants a closer look at optimal inventory policies. Earlier this month my colleagues and I published our 2022 Supply Chain Predications. One of my predictions within that… Continue reading Inventory Management in a High Inflation Environment

LM Podcast Series: TranzAct’s Regan addresses supply chain and logistics trends and challenges

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor · January 31, 2022 Listen to this episode of the Logistics Management Podcast Series wherever you get your podcasts. Regan provided LM’s Berman with an overview of various industry topics, including over-the-road capacity, “Black Swan” events that can impact supply chains, and the true importance of supply chains and logistics for a company’s bottom line. Other… Continue reading LM Podcast Series: TranzAct’s Regan addresses supply chain and logistics trends and challenges