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Quick Note on Hanjin.

Those of you managing a supply chain are aware of the Hanjin situation.  Many of the ships that were sitting, and waiting to get unloaded have been since processed.  Cargo…

About the TTAI:

The TranSystems Transportation Activity Index is strictly an informational assessment of transportation demand in the United States. The index is created by assembling and analyzing 21 different global economic metrics…

TranSystems Transportation Activity Index Slips in July. $

Unfortunately, it isn’t well known – but has shown to be highly predictive of the various modes of major transportation. It predicted the freight recession that is now occuring and…

What’s with the Empty Container Returns? $

Ports along the West Coast are boasting that port activity is picking up – but for a very strange reason. Empty container returns to Asia are helping lift port activity…

Looking for the Peak… $

This is the start of the traditional peak transportation season and we are still looking for signs that there will be one. Sure, we know that the type of seasonal…

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…

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