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. Retailers Report Strong Month

Posted 06/11 · 01:09 PM · SCMR Editorial
Following a stretch of very modest retail sales gains in recent months, a more positive performance in May, based on data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) could potentially pave the way for more meaningful gains in coming months.
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Building Code Index May Help Supply Chain Managers With Global Site Selection

Posted 06/10 · 03:47 PM · SCMR Editorial
International shippers in retail and manufacturing sectors may tap into new market intelligence on the regulatory landscape, spokesmen for FM Global announced today.
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Port Tracker report points to slow return to normal for U.S. retail container import volumes

Posted 06/09 · 10:53 AM · LM Editorial
The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates point to closer levels of normalcy at United States-based retail container ports on the heels of a recently inked West Coast port labor agreement between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU).
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Global Supply Chains May Be Headed in New Directions

Posted 06/09 · 08:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
As noted in today’s news section, a new study done by Hong Kong’s Standard Chartered Bank suggests that China’s status as world's leading manufacturer may be in decline.
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Pace for Global Supply Chain Growth May Slow Down, Says Study

Posted 06/09 · 08:08 AM · SCMR Editorial
According to a report from Hong Kong’s Standard Chartered Bank, world trade growth has been weak recently and the expansion of Global Supply Chains (GSCs) has lost momentum.

Supply Chain Sustainability is Key to Strategic Growth

Posted 06/02 · 08:43 AM · SCMR Editorial
Ethical Corporation – the nine year old London-based business intelligence company for sustainability – notes in a new report that supply chain management's role in sustainability is becoming more key to strategic growth for most global companies.

Amber Road Addresses Supply Chain Management “Talent Gap”

Posted 06/02 · 08:21 AM · SCMR Editorial
In response the ongoing need for highly skilled supply chain management professionals, Amber Road recently launched “The Global Trade Academy” – concentrating on trade compliance rules and regulations.

NAFTA Update: Erasing cross-border complexities

Posted 06/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
Fueled by NAFTA, trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is booming. But not knowing the nuances and fine print can be costly for U.S.-based business wishing to take advantage of burgeoning, neighboring markets. Here’s how to best play the NAFTA transportation game.

Supply Chain Managers Target U.S. Cities for Onshoring Opportunities

Posted 05/26 · 08:04 AM · SCMR Editorial
Many mid-size U.S. cities and other areas now make attractive alternatives to India and other offshore locations for companies considering consolidating finance, IT, and other business services operations for shared service or global business services centers, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc.

Industrial robotics market to reach $44.48 billion by 2020

Posted 05/25 · 07:34 AM · MMH Editorial
Food and beverage is among the three industrial segments expected to lead overall demand for industrial robots.

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