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Global Logisitics: Managing the freight forwarder maze

Posted 11/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
Global logistics managers have always been under pressure to find the right balance of specialized intermediaries matched with the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.

IPA reports UPS pilots nearly in full agreement to authorize strike against UPS

Posted 10/23 · 12:40 PM · LM Editorial
By a whopping 2,252-to-8 margin, UPS pilots voted to authorize a strike against their employer, UPS, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the trade union representing UPS pilots, said today.
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3 Keys to Managing Supplier Integrity

Posted 10/22 · 03:14 PM · SCMR Editorial
A procurement department’s supplier relationships can vary widely. In some cases, the relationship is strong and productive. In others, the relationship can be tense, fraught with disagreement, or fully dysfunctional.

On eve of strike vote, UPS pilots get Teamsters support

Posted 10/22 · 01:14 PM · LM Editorial
Earlier this week, FedEx union pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) signed a new contract with FedEx management, which takes effect in November and becomes amendable in 2021. As for its chief competitor, UPS, though, things are not as harmonious, with the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the trade union representing UPS pilots recently saying leadership called on its 2,528 members to authorize a pilot strike against UPS.
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Manufacturers turn cautious on global economic outlook, according to PwC US survey

Posted 10/21 · 01:55 PM · MMH Editorial
Tempered outlook reflects concerns over impact of China slowdown and strong dollar, according to PwC’s Q3 2015 Manufacturing Barometer.

FedEx pilots reach new six-year agreement with Air Line Pilots Association

Posted 10/20 · 11:18 AM · LM Editorial
ALPA said that the new contract takes effect in November and becomes amendable in 2021. And it added that the new contract is comprised of across-the-board increases for hourly pay rates and new-hire compensation, a significant signing bonus, retirement plan enhancements, and work-rule improvements, among other positive modifications.
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G7 Declaration on Social Justice Will Enhance Global Supply Chain

Posted 10/20 · 08:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
Late last week in Berlin, the leaders of the G7 issued a ministerial declaration outlining specific actions to promote worker rights and improve working conditions and environmental protections in global supply chains.
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Top Ocean Cargo Carriers May Reshape Supply Chain: Part I

Posted 10/18 · 10:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner, provides the volume rankings of today’s leading ocean cargo carriers, but the numbers only tell half the story. With the planned merger of two of China’s largest players, and the pending sale of Singapore’s NOL, the whole scenario may be “all shook up.”
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Top Ocean Cargo Carriers Face New Challenges: Part II

Posted 10/17 · 10:37 AM · SCMR Editorial
Shipping lines in the U.S. export trade lane to Asia are attempting in enforce an across-the-board increase in freight rates during the current Peak Season.
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Logistics managers confront worldwide corruption

Posted 10/16 · 09:31 AM · LM Editorial
Among the many concerns shared by supply chain managers, corruption remains high when it comes to doing global business.
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