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.

U.S. Commerce reports rise in consumer spending

Posted 11/24 · 10:26 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis today released data on personal income and outlays for October 2010 which should make an impact on supply chain
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Upside to Economic Downturn

Posted 11/24 · 10:04 AM · SCMR Editorial
Is it possible that the recent economic downturn actually spawned some good news? In procurement risk management, that might be the case.

Near-sourcing gains traction in supply chain

Posted 11/24 · 09:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
Since issuing its study last summer, Global consultancy IDC Manufacturing Insights contends that U.S. manufacturers are continuing their flight from low-wage outsourcing

UPS Logistics Technologies to be acquired by Thoma Bravo

Posted 11/19 · 01:18 PM · SCMR Editorial
UPS today announced an agreement to sell its UPS Logistics Technologies unit to Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm

American Trucking Association tries to hasten port drayage case appeal

Posted 11/19 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
In the wake of a recent ruling by U.S. District Court upholding the legality of the Port of Los Angeles concession requirements for motor carriers, The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is trying to expedite its appeal.

“Buy American” is a Deal Killer

Posted 11/16 · 10:03 AM · LM Editorial
Provisions that block foreign firms from bidding on major contracts with the federal government will stifle trade, says UPS
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Robust throughput at Port of LA points to transpacific resilience

Posted 11/15 · 02:38 PM · SCMR Editorial
Officials at the Port of Los Angeles, report that year to date, container volumes are up 17 percent, underscoring the continued reliance shippers have on transpacific calls to West Coast ocean cargo gateways.

Air Cargo shippers aim to speak with one voice

Posted 11/15 · 10:37 AM · LM Editorial
Four organizations have signed a letter of intent committing to work towards the formation of an industry advisory group to ensure the air cargo industry has a strong, unified voice in its dealings with worldwide regulatory authorities and other bodies.
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BSR study shows supply chain’s sustainable practices are key

Posted 11/12 · 12:27 PM · MMH Editorial
“When the recession hit with full force two years ago, we urged our members to stick with sustainability as a key to achieving long-term business success,” said BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer.
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Airforwarders Association calls on White House for global collaboration on air cargo security

Posted 11/11 · 10:31 AM · LM Editorial
Prior to this week’s G20 Summit in Seoul, Korea, the Washington, D.C.-based Airforwarders Association (AfA) sent a letter to President Barack Obama replete with suggestions on how the Administration could best work on making improvements and changes to air cargo security processes in light of the October attempts by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes.

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