Descartes acquires BestTransport

Descartes Systems Group – a global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce – announced last week that it has acquired BestTransport.com, Inc. (BestTransport), a cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) provider focused on flatbed-intensive manufacturers and distributors. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Non-manufacturing slips in July but still growing, reports ISM

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—fell 1.4% to 53.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring) in July. This reading represents the 114th consecutive month of NMI growth, with July’s NMI down 3.9% compared to the 12-month average of 57.6. July’s reading is the lowest over that span. Source: logistics Mgmt

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