Retailers, Shippers Embrace an Omni-Channel

Penske omni-channel imageAs more and more consumers embrace digital technologies and e-commerce, retailers and shippers are moving to an omni-channel experience that integrates their stores with multiple fulfillment paths to meet customers’ needs quickly and provide a positive overall experience. [Read more...]

Surveys Find 3PLs Diversifying Services/Strengthening Relationships

PenWhse_forklift_090Third-party logistics providers are diversifying services, leveraging technology and investing in relationships in order to remain competitive and accommodate future business needs and challenges, industry analysts said this week during the Council for Supply Chain Management’s (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference in Denver. [Read more...]

10 Hot Supply Chain Topics for CSCMP

CSCMP Penske LogisticsThe Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference in Denver is just weeks away. Penske Logistics is a major global sponsor of the event and working with other thought leaders on several key study presentations. Here are 10 hot supply chain topics you’re sure to hear about during the conference. [Read more...]

Catch Penske Logistics Experts at CSCMP Global Conference

2013 CSCMP Conference Denver logoExperts from Penske Logistics will have a strong presence this month at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s (CSCMP) Global Conference in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. In addition to Penske serving as a major global sponsor, four Penske executives will be featured on major session presentations, and the company is seeking new supply chain talent during the conference’s recruitment day. [Read more...]

ATRI Report: Trucking Operational Costs Dip Slightly

Freightliner_blueYesterday, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of its 2013 update to the operational costs of trucking. According to a news release, the ATRI’s research tracks trucking costs from 2008 through 2012. Fleets participating in the study provide the data. This includes their financial and operational data. The report provides carriers with an important high-level benchmarking tool and government agencies with real-world data for future infrastructure improvement analyses. [Read more...]

Penske Presents: 2013 CSCMP State of Logistics Report (Video)

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 24th annual “State of Logistics Report®,” presented by Penske Logistics, at a June 19, 2013, press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The report revealed that total U.S. business logistics costs rose in 2012 to $1.33 trillion, a 3.4 percent increase from the previous year, remaining at 8.5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Here, report author Rosalyn Wilson officially presents the findings. [Read more...]

State of Logistics Report Notes ‘New Normal’ for Industry

Rosalyn Wilson presents 2013 CSCMP State of Logistics ReportSlow growth, inconsistent freight volumes and businesses that are doing more with less have created a new way of life for the logistics and supply chain sectors for the foreseeable future.

“With the idea of the new normal, we have to put our expectations where they belong. If we expect the slow, sustained growth, then we’ll all be happy,” said Rosalyn Wilson, author of the 24th Annual State of Logistics Report, which was introduced by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and presented by Penske Logistics on June 19. [Read more...]

Panelists for CSCMP State of Logistics Report, Sponsored by Penske

CSCMP LogoThe Penske Logistics-sponsored 24th Annual State of Logistics Report®, introduced by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), will be presented on June 19 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This is the fourth year that Penske has sponsored this report. [Read more...]

Penske Sponsoring CSCMP Europe Conference

CSCMP Europe ConferencePenske Logistics Europe will once again serve as a major sponsor at this year’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) European conference, to be held May 15-17, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at the Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport. [Read more...]

Penske Presents: Survey Finds 3PLs Weathered a Tough Year

Third-party logistics providers are guardedly optimistic about future revenue growth within the industry and turning to near-shoring, capturing increasing amounts of data and adding services to boost profitability.

Those findings were reported in the 19th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers authored by Dr. Robert Lieb, professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University, and sponsored by Penske Logistics.  The survey results were revealed at the Global Conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals today in Atlanta. [Read more...]