Saturday, October 20, 2012
Department of Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank recently selected Brandon Fried of the Washington D.C.-based Airforwarders Association to the newly formed U.S. Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.
Posted on 10/20 at 05:03 PM
Air Cargo •
Air Freight •
Friday, October 19, 2012
The recent news pertaining to the United States Commerce Department’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness is clearly a positive one for all supply chain stakeholders.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In an effort focused on addressing “supply chain issues that affect the international competitiveness,” Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank late last week announced the debut of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
At this week’s American Trucking Associations (ATA) annual Management Conference & Exhibition ATA President and CEO Bill Graves laid out all the issues facing the trucking industry on the table in a wide-ranging keynote address.
Monday, October 08, 2012
The U.S Secretary of Transportation told delegates at the 26th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia last week that a healthy air cargo industry is essential in helping the U.S. government achieve its goal of doubling U.S exports by 2015.
Posted on 10/08 at 09:03 AM
Air Cargo •
Air Freight •
Monday, October 01, 2012
Ann M. Drake, chairman and chief executive officer of DSC Logistics, Inc., will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) prestigious 2012 Distinguished Service Award.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
By this time next week, I will be very tired. Why? Because I will be recovering from the hustle and bustle of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference, which is in Atlanta this year.
Posted on 09/27 at 09:25 AM
Supply Chain •
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Most executives today readily acknowledge the critical value of supply chains. A sobering truth, however, is that thousands of U.S. companies never even consider supply chain strategies when creating business plans
Friday, September 21, 2012
With yesterday’s news that the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) have achieved a détente of sorts in their ongoing labor negotiations, having reached a 90-day extension through December 29, with help from the United States Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, this development provides hope that an actual labor strike can be averted altogether.
Posted on 09/21 at 10:26 AM
Friday, September 14, 2012
Following the launch of the Department of Transportation’s Freight Policy Council in August, DOT Secretary Ray LaHood wrote in his blog, entitled “Fast Lane,” this week that DOT is “kicking off the new council's work by listening to the people who know freight—the states, the freight and logistics industry, businesses, consumers, and other stakeholders.”
Posted on 09/14 at 01:05 PM
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The long term implications of a strike at U.S. ports – no matter how short-lived – can be severe
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In a speech that should resonate with LM readers, UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis called on leaders in Washington, D.C., to prepare a bipartisan debt reduction plan by January.
Posted on 09/12 at 09:23 AM
Global Trade •
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
While the links between piracy and terrorism have been questioned lately, the anniversary of 9/11 is an appropriate day to examine the ongoing issue
Thursday, September 06, 2012
United States Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director George H. Cohen said that upon the FMCS’s request ILA and USMX “have agreed to resume negotiations under our auspices during the week of September 17, 2012.”
Posted on 09/06 at 12:55 PM
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
America has a growing mineral dependence on nations with abysmal labor practices and human rights violations