The latest news and insight revolving around global trade, logistics services, evolving customs and regulations, supply chain security, and the technology necessary to speed freight through the global supply chain.
Posted 04/08 · 09:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
Even the most dominant U.S. ports can’t afford to become complacent in the face of several competitive factors converging at mid-year, say industry analysts.
Posted 04/03 · 08:12 AM · SCMR Editorial
We need to bring some manufacturing back to the US...but very carefully. We want skilled jobs that pay a living wage and don’t pollute the environment.
Posted 04/02 · 09:47 AM · LM Editorial
On the heels of a strong beginning to the year for global trade activity in January, February did not follow suit, according to data released this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
Posted 04/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Leveraging an existing carrier relationship, the specialty foods retailer instituted an end-to-end solution to transform its global logistics operations—and realized a 25 percent savings in inbound transportation costs in the process.
Posted 04/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
With increased focus on penetrating new markets with high-value goods, shippers will be even more vigilant in vetting their freight intermediaries. Our panel sets out to explain how forwarders are preparing to take on the added volume and win their business.
Posted 04/01 · 03:51 PM · SCMR Editorial
The study recommends that carriers begin divesting non-core assets, exit unprofitable trades, and adopt a laser-like focus on cost control.
Posted 04/01 · 08:37 AM · LM Editorial
According to a new AlixPartners study, many of the major international players face more distress and even possible bankruptcy.
Posted 04/01 · 08:27 AM · SCMR Editorial
Continued sluggish demand, a growing mountain of debt and a radically changing global marketplace has the ocean container shipping industry reeling, say financial analysts.
Posted 04/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
I asked a pilot friend of mine if the large change in the upper level jet stream that we’ve been experiencing on the ground as unusual weather is having an impact on flight times and costs. While he said that the real impact has been on airport operations, he pointed out that there are significant changes in the “business jet stream” that will have an impact on both carriers and shippers.
Posted 03/31 · 12:43 PM · MMH Editorial
Research suggests RFID has penetrated only 7% of the addressable apparel market.