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June TranSystems Transportation Activity Index Update. $

June TranSystems Transportation Activity Index Update.   $

Indexes Continue to Improve – Slowly. The TranSystems Transportation Activity Index report for June was released this week, and it continued to show slow improvement month-over-month. Despite all but one…

Trucking Bankruptcies on the Rise. $

Most of you may know that the transportation sector has been in a form of recession for about the last year. US businesses overloaded on inventory early in 2015 for…

Super Typhoon to Brush Taiwan – Watch the Supply Chain .

Super Typhoon to Brush Taiwan – Watch the Supply Chain .

Companies that have suppliers or business interests in Northern Taiwan need to pay attention to Nepartak, a Super Typhoon currently barreling toward the island.  The chart at right from Accuweather…

Changes in Inventory Management to Rock the Economy? $

Our friends at TranSystems and the Wall Street Journal both ran an article this week that we think is more germane to the US economy than anything else at this…

Interesting Perspective from GM on Supply Chain Management. $

One of the things that we are considering at Armada is the need for a global supply chain risk bulletin – something that would indicate whether supply chain operations were…

Latest from the AAR on Commodity Movement. $

We were looking something up for a client today and had to go to the latest Association of American Railroad carload report (here: https://www.aar.org/newsandevents/Freight-Rail-Traffic/Documents/2016-06-15-railtraffic.pdf ). Right off the top of…

California and Rolling Brown-Outs.

Officials in California are suggesting that there could be rolling brown-outs this summer as hot weather sets in and peak energy demand ramps up. This year is a bit different…

Slight Movement in Trucking Pricing. $

This one might be a little more tied to those in the supply chain sector – we’ll use some industry speak in this article.   The DAT Trendlines Data update…

Competition and Something Playing Out Across the Country. $

Here’s a little “Competition 101” refresher for you.   As you might know, we were founded in the discipline of competitive intelligence. We’ve conducted very large competitive intelligence projects across…

The Amazon of Things $

  First, a comment and disclosure.  We don’t own stock in Amazon, don’t work with Amazon, and don’t suggest that you take any of the following and use it as…

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