Supply Chain by the Numbers: Week of March 4 , 2009

-March 4, 2009


This Week's Supply Chain by the Numbers - Ocean Carrier Market, Nano Car, Degrees in Demand, Driver Shortage


The Supply Chain and Logistics Numbers Worth Knowing This Week: Ocean Carrier SOS; A-heap of Cheap; Wanted: Logistics Managers; Driver Shortage?



Estimates on the amount of capacity taken out of the ocean carrier market for Asia to North America lanes in the last half of 2008, idling dozens of ships.




The approximate cost in US dollars for the new Nano car in India to be sold by Tata Motors, with the first production units rolling off the lines in the next 2-3 months. The car will also be sold in Europe at a higher, but still very low price (around $6300).


The rank of “Logistics Management” in CNBC’s recent list of the top salary jobs for new college grads with “degrees most in demand.” The business channel/web site says the average starting salary for logistics manager undergrads is $49,398. No 1? Chemical engineers, with a starting salary of $65,466.


The amount LTL carrier Con-Way Freight now has to spend in driver recruitment each month, down about half from 2008, as the lousy economy reduces turnover and improves the quality of applicants for driver jobs. (See Driver Shortage? What Driver Shortage?).