Notable Quote: XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics

XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. New Breed specializes in […]

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Perverse Incentives in Outsourcing Agreements

In Vested Outsourcing, Kate Vitasek and co-authors Mike Ledyard and Karl Manrodt outline the ten ailments of traditional outsource relationships. Number three on the list is the Activity Trap, which they describe as follows: Traditionally, companies that purchase outsourced services use a transaction-based model. Under that model, the service provider is paid for every transaction […]

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Notable Quote: UPS Enhances U.S. Field Stocking Location (FSL) Network to Support Medical Device Industry

UPS announced that it has developed “a healthcare-compliant network of Field Stocking Locations (FSLs) to reduce delivery time of medical device shipments and enhance inventory visibility.” According to the press release: In the U.S., 36 healthcare-capable FSL sites will provide medical device manufacturers access to over 80 percent of U.S. hospital beds within four hours. These […]

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