Bulk Freight Purchasing Platform

Material Handling and Logistics

Basin Commerce has introduced Conduit, a quoting and operations engine for buyers and sellers of raw materials

Green Purchasing Power: Sustainability is Major Factor

Material Handling and Logistics

Suppliers reported emissions reductions of 633 million metric tons of carbon dioxide leading to collective cost savings of $19.3 billion

Making a perfect purchase match

Fleet Owner

The best way to ensure matching is a combination of e-invoicing, supplier portal and a cloud-based approval workflow solution

Russians drop US dollar for components purchases

Automotive Logistics

“I cannot tell exactly whether our producers have switched today to purchases in local currencies, because the number of our producers is too many. The post Russians drop US dollar for components purchases appeared first on Automotive Logistics.

Scan Global to purchase IQS Group

Automotive Logistics

The purchase extends Scan Global’s activities within the automotive industry and, it claims, will allow it to take a leading role in Germany. The post Scan Global to purchase IQS Group appeared first on Automotive Logistics.

FCA combines purchasing and supply chain in new roles

Automotive Logistics

Carl Smiley (pictured) has moved from electronics supplier TE Connectivity to take the newly created role of chief purchasing and supply chain officer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Thiele, meanwhile, has been with FCA since 2007 in a range of purchasing and finance roles.

Transactional vs. Relational Purchasing for your Apparel Brand

Apparel Logistics

Billions of purchases are made around the world every day. These purchases fall into two major categories: transactional and relational. Read on to understand the differences between these purchases and what they mean for your organization. Understanding Transactional Purchases.

The benefits of eliminating dark purchasing

Fleet Owner

There are a variety of reasons why dark purchasing flourishes within an organization, including decentralization, lack of visibility and a dependence on manual systems

Slaughter takes over in purchasing at Ford of Europe

Automotive Logistics

Sue Slaughter (pictured) has taken over as director of purchasing at Ford of Europe, following the departure of Alan Draper, who has retired from the carmaker. Slaughter has a long history of purchasing roles at Ford, having started there in 1987.

Go all the way when looking to improve purchasing

Fleet Owner

Automating the entire procure-to-pay process will result in significant gains across the entire organization

Michael Druml takes on purchasing role at Magna

Automotive Logistics

Michael Druml (pictured) has taken over as vice-president of purchasing for Magna International Europe replacing Klaus Iffland, who has retired from the company. Here he oversees purchasing, along with managing supplier quality, logistics, materials handling, customs and distribution.

Purchasing Index Shows Manufacturing Slows to a Nine-Month Low

Material Handling and Logistics

Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index slowed to 54.7 The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit U.S. in August, down from 55.3 in July. This is the weakest improvement since last November. The slowdown was expected by economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

Two factors that feed dark purchasing in your company

Fleet Owner

Dark purchasing doesn't just happen. There are things within your organization that allow dark purchasing to flourish

James Kemball purchases two Kalmar reachstackers

The LoadStar

Container transport operator James Kemball has purchased two Kalmar DRG450-65S5 reachstackers for its new multi-million-pound loaded container storage depot at the Port of Felixstowe. The post James Kemball purchases two Kalmar reachstackers appeared first on The Loadstar.

AIT Worldwide realises UK ambitions with purchase of freight forwarder ConneXion

The LoadStar

US 3PL AIT Worldwide Logistics has continued on its acquisition spree with the purchase of UK freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo for an undisclosed amount. The post AIT Worldwide realises UK ambitions with purchase of freight forwarder ConneXion appeared first on The Loadstar.

Kinaxia Goes North-East with Fresh Freight Group Purchase

Logistics Business Magazine

Kinaxia Logistics have announced their eleventh acquisition just months following their purchase of Manchester based AKW Global. Peter Fields commented: “So far, our purchases have been met with positivity from the pallet networks who fully understand the group’s strategic intent.

Two factors that feeds dark purchasing in your company

Fleet Owner

Dark purchasing doesn't just happen. There are things within your organization that allow dark purchasing to flourish

How small companies can benefit from group purchasing organizations

Fleet Owner

One way for small companies to increase their profitability is to join with others to leverage their buying power in similar products and services to achieve discounts they would not qualify for on their own

U.S. ports want tariff exemption on purchases of Chinese-built cranes

DC Velocity

AAPA also seeks exemptions on other types of container-handling equipment. Transportation

YRC making ‘solid progress’ in Q2 but purchased transport costs drag down earnings

Logistics Management

YRC, which controls long-haul YRC Freight and LTL regional carriers New Penn, Reddaway and Holland, reported a slight dip in second quarter net income of $14.4 million on $1.33 billion revenue, compared with net earnings of $19 million on $1.26 billion revenue in the year-ago quarter

Freighter airline Swiftair continues its upward trajectory with purchase of Cygnus

The LoadStar

The post Freighter airline Swiftair continues its upward trajectory with purchase of Cygnus appeared first on The Loadstar. Spanish freighter operator Swiftair has added two 757Fs to its fleet following the acquisition of Madrid-based Cygnus Air, according to local media.

Go-ahead for Air France-KLM’s purchase of Virgin stake

247 Customs Broker

The post Go-ahead for Air France-KLM’s purchase of Virgin stake appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Air France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Group, saying the transaction would raise no competition concerns. Under the deal, Air France KLM will acquire 31 per cent of Virgin Atlantic from Richard Branson’s Virgin Group for £220 million. Virgin Group will retail […].

MPC eyes expansion into wider markets with purchase of bigger box ships

The LoadStar

The post MPC eyes expansion into wider markets with purchase of bigger box ships appeared first on The Loadstar. Emerging feedership owner MPC Capital has bought three secondhand panamax container vessels as it looks to expand into larger box ship markets.

BBG: Amazon’s grocery push keeps stumbling after Whole Foods purchase

The LoadStar

The post BBG: Amazon’s grocery push keeps stumbling after Whole Foods purchase appeared first on The Loadstar. BLOOMBERG reports: “Amazon.com Inc. continues to struggle in the $840 billion grocery market, more than a year after it spooked the industry with the $13.7

Ligentia Group purchases the business and assets of Air & Cargo Services Ltd

The LoadStar

Ligentia Group purchased the business and assets of Air & Cargo Services Ltd on the 13 December 2018. The post Ligentia Group purchases the business and assets of Air & Cargo Services Ltd appeared first on The Loadstar.

Kenworth offers $1,000 off to OOIDA members on sleeper truck purchases

Fleet Owner

Kenworth and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have teamed up for the 16th consecutive year to provide a $1,000 savings to OOIDA members on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks in 2018.

Bolloré Logistics expands in Scandinavia with purchase of Denmark’s Global Solutions

The LoadStar

The French shipping and logistics conglomerate said the purchase was part of a major drive to expand its presence in Scandinavia and develop trade with Bolloré operations in other regions of the world.

Schick to head production, logistics and purchasing at Schaeffler next month

Automotive Logistics

Andreas Schick is to become chief operating officer (COO) of tier one provider Schaeffler, responsible for production, logistics and purchasing, from April 1st this year.

Schick to lead Schaeffler’s production, logistics and purchasing from next month

Automotive Logistics

The post Schick to lead Schaeffler’s production, logistics and purchasing from next month appeared first on Automotive Logistics. Andreas Schick is to become chief operating officer (COO) at the supplier of components and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis.

Ethics in Procurement – Simple, but Not Always Easy

Logistics Bureau

Sanctions can include boycotting purchases of a company’s products or services, or voting governments out of power. Business Improvement Procurement - Purchasing - SRMIf you have not yet tackled the question of ethics in procurement, now is a great time to start.

DP World’s ‘one-stop shop’ ambition via purchase of Unifeeder is ‘a risky strategy’

The LoadStar

The rationale for the global port operator’s proposed $765m purchase of North Europe’s leading feeder and domestic container carrier from private equity group Nordic Capital has had analysts scratching their heads for the definitive synergy advantage ever since. The post DP World’s ‘one-stop shop’ ambition via purchase of Unifeeder is ‘a risky strategy’ appeared first on The Loadstar.

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247 Customs Broker

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UPS to expand smart logistics network and purchase cargo jets

247 Customs Broker

The company intends to invest up to $7bn in the next three years to build and overhaul facilities, in addition to purchasing new aircraft and ground fleet vehicles. The company has placed an order to purchase 14 Boeing 747-8 cargo jets and four new Boeing 767 aircraft to provide additional capacity, helping to meet growing demand from the customers for its air services. The post UPS to expand smart logistics network and purchase cargo jets appeared first on 247 Customs Broker.

CMA-CGM To Purchase U.S.Lines

Blog on Log

Lines is set to become the latest small-scale carrier to join France's CMA CGM Group after the Marseilles company announced today that a takeover agreement has been reached. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Lines was established in November 2003 after Ed Aldridge, a former APL and Sea-Land executive, and other managers bought the famous brand. The original U.S. Lines run by Malcolm McLean ceased trading in 1986.

KAR looks toward future of fleet management with purchase of Stratim

Fleet Owner

"The winners in mobility could really take a page from the freight world." - Sean Behr, Stratim founder and president