Supply Chain by the Numbers

-December 5, 2007


The Numbers Worth Knowing this Week in Supply Chain and Logistics

  This Week: Gartner Prediction for New Business Software Deployments; TSA Plans to Meet the Inspection Deadline; Overcapacity in the Truckoad Carrier Market; China's Chery Automotive Works with Chrysler to Increase Global Sales  


Percent in 2011 of new business software deployments that will be delivered through a “hosted” or “Software as a Service” (SaaS) model, according to recent predictions made by analyst firm Gartner.


The average number of tons of freight shipped daily into the US on passenger aircraft, and which a 2007 law says will be subject to 100% individual inspection by the end of 2010. While many shippers and airlines say the rule is impractical and unneeded, and others doubt the equipment will be available to do the job, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reiterated this week its plan to meet the deadline.


The astounding percent of shippers in the Q3 Bear Stearns quarterly survey who perceived overcapacity in the truckload carrier market – an all time high in the history of the survey.


The number of vehicles China’s Chery automotive company expects to sell worldwide by 2010 – versus under 87,000 in 2004, and about 400,000 this year. One key is an agreement with Chrysler for which Chery will produce a complete line of vehicles for the company to market.

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