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New DoD policy aims to crack down on alleged price gouging by TransDigm | Federal News Network

New DoD policy aims to crack down on alleged price gouging by TransDigm | Federal News Network

Defense procurement officials have taken a step toward cracking down on what they have called price gouging within the military spare parts market. They issued a new edict that requires DoD contracting officers to gather cost and pricing data when they enter into agreements with TransDigm Group. The memo, signed on Friday by Kim Herrington, […]

Congressional shaming prompts notorious Pentagon price-gouger to refund $16.1m | Boing Boing

Congressional shaming prompts notorious Pentagon price-gouger to refund $16.1m | Boing Boing

Transdigm is a notorious military supplier/hedge fund that used acquisitions to attain a monopoly over many spare parts so they could charge exorbitant markups — as high as 4,451%! — on materials procured with tax dollars. Many attempts have been made to rein in Transdigm (who, despite their massive profits, clearly can’t afford to buy […]

Trucking rates continue to climb as carriers retain pricing power | FreightWaves

Trucking rates continue to climb as carriers retain pricing power | FreightWaves

Data on producer prices shows that overall inflation pressure calmed in November, weighed down by declines in gasoline prices. Industry detail showed that trucking rates continues to surge, however, driven by another large gain in long-distance trucking rates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the producer price index (PPI) advanced 0.1%. This exceeds consensus […]

Top Performers in Chemicals Use Dynamic and Value Pricing More Often | Bain & Company

Top Performers in Chemicals Use Dynamic and Value Pricing More Often | Bain & Company

Compared with other industries, chemical companies are among the least confident in their pricing decisions and the least likely to raise prices effectively. Until recently, they haven’t had to do so, but as the cost of raw materials begins to rise, they will want to build up their atrophied pricing muscles to preserve their margins. […]

Truckers Looking to Haul in More Profits | WSJ

Truckers Looking to Haul in More Profits | WSJ

Trucking companies are hoping to turn the most robust freight market in a generation into stronger long-term financial footing. Carriers are raising rates and investing in new equipment as a monthslong rally in transportation demand gives them the upper hand in setting prices with shippers. Analysts expect strong results across the sector over the next […]

Pricing Strategies for Small Government Contractors | Deltek

Pricing Strategies for Small Government Contractors | Deltek

Competitive Pricing Strategies for Government Contractors The following pricing techniques may vary based on solicitation requirements and the type of contract.  Also, contractors with a Forward Pricing Rate Agreement cannot utilize most of these techniques. FEE STRUCTURE Modifying the fee structure is the simplest way to be more competitive on the pricing while still maintaining […]

Under new policy, DoD to reimagine cost, pricing data requirements for contractors | FederalNewsRadio.com

Under new policy, DoD to reimagine cost, pricing data requirements for contractors | FederalNewsRadio.com

In effort to reduce the time it takes procure major weapons systems, the Pentagon says it wants to change the way both the department and industry think about cost and pricing data. Under a new policy the Pentagon is planning to release in the coming days, defense contracting officers will negotiate options for a two-year […]

Pricing picture for truckload and intermodal remains positive, says Cass and Broughton Capital | Logistics Management

Pricing picture for truckload and intermodal remains positive, says Cass and Broughton Capital | Logistics Management

“Pricing for trucking is growing ever stronger and ‘gaining momentum’ continues to be an understatement,” wrote Broughton Capital Managing Director Donald Broughton in the report. “After signaling an industrial recession in the U.S. and being negative for 13 months in a row (from March 2016 through March 2017), the Cass TL linehaul index has not […]

Edo Plans Ultra-Modern Bus Parks, Reviews Pricing Template for Road Projects | THISDAYLIVE

Edo Plans Ultra-Modern Bus Parks, Reviews Pricing Template for Road Projects | THISDAYLIVE

The construction of the ultra-modern bus parks will include a major bus park to be used for intercity and intracity commuters at Obakhavbaye as the use of Oba Akenzua Cultural Center as a bus station is only a temporal provision.” On road construction and rehabilitation across the state, Engr. Amiolemen said “the state government has approved […]

Boeing feud with Bombardier shows hypocrisy | Washington Times

Boeing feud with Bombardier shows hypocrisy | Washington Times

So why would Boeing file such an unprincipled complaint against Bombardier, and why now? The why is straightforward: the complaint is a chance to crush a potential future competitor with the blunt instrument of U.S. trade law. Even though Bombardier doesn’t today have a competing aircraft, Boeing thinks they might one day. As for the […]