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.

China’s Weakening Economy May Disrupt Global Supply Chains

Posted 01/19 · 09:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
IHS Global Insight expects growth in China to slow to 6.3% in 2016, fueled by modestly lower industrial growth and a larger deceleration in services.
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December retail sales mostly show growth

Posted 01/18 · 10:08 AM · LM Editorial
Various economic headwinds are standing in the way of true retail sales growth, even though the numbers show modest gains.

Praising Procurement Specialists

Posted 01/14 · 02:44 PM · SCMR Editorial
Greybeard Advisors is Named a Top Strategic Sourcing Consultancy by Kennedy Consulting

Ocean Cargo Supply Chain Should Benefit By INTTRA-JDA Collaboration

Posted 01/11 · 05:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
In a move coinciding with increased ocean shipping complexity, INTTRA has announced that it will collaborate with JDA Software Group Inc. to offer shippers a more transparent management system.

Port Tracker calls for import cargo volume declines into the first quarter

Posted 01/08 · 02:54 PM · LM Editorial
The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects retail import volumes to tail off during the first quarter of 2016, with the holiday shipping season complete.

Air Cargo Volumes Remain Low in Asia Pacific

Posted 01/05 · 09:25 AM · SCMR Editorial
Preliminary traffic figures for the month of November released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) indicate that air cargo markets remained weak.

Northern Europe container volume declines are expected in 2016, notes Hackett and ISL report

Posted 01/04 · 10:29 AM · LM Editorial
An ongoing lackluster economic outlook remains intact for Northern Europe, according to the most recent edition of the “Global Port Tracker: North Europe Trade Outlook” by maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Global Logistics: Shape up or ship not!

Posted 01/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
New developments in global trade (TTP, T-TIP, ACE) will play a significant role in 2016, making an impact on a wide spectrum of U.S. shippers. Analysts contend that those who are properly prepared can make substantial gains this year—while those who lag behind may run into unanticipated grief.

United States to beat China as top manufacturing nation by 2020

Posted 12/24 · 09:47 AM · MMH Editorial
Talent tops list of drivers of global manufacturing competitiveness.

The Business Units Want a True Partner–Can Your Supply Chain Step Up?

Posted 12/23 · 10:28 AM · SCMR Editorial
When financial performance tumbled well below the expectations of shareholders at a US-based manufacturer of industrial parts, the new head of supply chain saw ways to make the supply chain part of the solution.

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