Noatum Logistics Completes Acquisition of the Multinational MIQ Logistics. Read more.

February Logistics Link

Read Industry information and MIQ updates in the February Logistics Link.

MIQ UPDATES

GLOBAL LOGISTICS BRANCH OPENS IN KANSAS CITY

MIQ Logistics announces the opening of a global logistics facility in Kansas City. The new branch will work closely with the company’s offices globally to deliver more personalized attention to customers in Kansas, Missouri and surrounding states. Read more here.

MIQ STRENGTHENS ITS LATIN AMERICA PRESENCE 

MIQ Logistics announces the purchase of certain assets in Alfa Logistics (Miami, Fla.) and Kronos Logistics (Bogota, Colombia), effective December 2015. The acquisitions enable MIQ Logistics to expand its specialized service offering with complementary capabilities in the Latin America region. Read more here.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE SEMINAR

Please join Husch Blackwell, MIQ Logistics and the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City on March 3rd, 2016 for an afternoon seminar focused on issues in U.S. international trade policy. Topics covered will include the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Generalized System of Preferences and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill. The program has been approved for three Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) / Certified Export Specialist (CES) continuing education credits. Learn more here.

INDUSTRY NEWS

U.S. ECONOMIC UPDATE

“The U.S. LEI fell slightly in December, led by a drop in housing permits and weak new orders in manufacturing,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “However, the index continues to suggest moderate growth in the near-term despite the economy losing some momentum at the end of 2015. While the LEI’s growth rate has been on the decline, it’s too early to interpret this as a substantial rise in the risk of recession.” Read more here. 

TRANSPORTATION MARKET UPDATE

“Tonnage ended 2015 on a strong note, but it was not strong for the year as a whole,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “With year-over-year gains averaging just 1.2% over the last four months, there was a clear deceleration in truck tonnage.


GLOBAL MARKET UPDATE

LOGISTICS SERVICES

TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY – POWER TMS

PowerTMS is the robust, multimodal, cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) available only to customers of MIQ Logistics. PowerTMS integrates data among customers, vendors, carriers, and distribution facilities for visibility, control and analytics across customer’s supply chain.

PowerTMS capabilities include:

  • Simplifying your inbound and outbound workflow – gain centralized control and visibility of all shipping activities.
  • Automating processes and systems integration – integrate with ERP, WMS and other systems to streamline and automate processes.
  • Optimizing transportation – identify best mode, carrier, route, rate and consolidation opportunities.
  • Tracking and tracing – monitor shipment status with proactive notifications to support exception management.
  • Getting soft savings with streamlined accounting – ensures accurate cost accruals with match-and-pay freight audit and the ability to calculate total-landed costs.
  • Analyzing transportation activities– access to shipping data increases business intelligence and planning, while identifying opportunities for improvement.

PowerTMS is offered as part of a flexible transportation management solution.

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EVENTS

EVENTS MIQ IS ATTENDING

Retail Supply Chain Conference 2016 (RILA): 2/28 – 3/2/16, Dallas, TX, Booth 1032

International Trade Seminar: 3/3/2016, Kansas City, MO