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.

Six years after financial crises, transport analysts advise “caution”

Posted 05/15 · 05:52 PM · LM Editorial
In today’s business environment, companies remain “cautiously optimistic,” observes Ted Fernandez, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Hackett Group

3PLs must make adjustments in China

Posted 05/15 · 05:48 PM · LM Editorial
Beyond just export and freight forwarding services, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) in China are now offering pick-and-pack services for direct-to-customer shipments in the U.S. and Europe, observes Rosemary Coates, president of Blue Silk Consulting and author of Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China.
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Water Should Share “Transport Infrastructure” Spotlight

Posted 05/14 · 04:09 PM · SCMR Editorial
Too often water infrastructure gets left out of the national conversation – which is exactly why the Value of Water Coalition released a research paper on that very topic.

The Hackett Group Shares Insights on 6th anniversary of the Financial Crisis

Posted 05/14 · 04:05 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Hackett Group – a global strategic business advisory and operations improvement consulting firm – maintains that companies must leverage innovation in their respective business areas to help accelerate growth.
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China’s Supply Chain Makes Special Demands on 3PLs

Posted 05/14 · 03:58 PM · SCMR Editorial
Beyond just export and freight forwarding services, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) in China are now offering pick-and-pack services for direct-to-customer shipments in the U.S. and Europe, observes Rosemary Coates, president of Blue Silk Consulting and author of 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China.

Mixed Report on Retail Sales

Posted 05/13 · 10:31 AM · SCMR Editorial
Commerce reported that April retail sales at $434.6 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to March and up 4.0 percent compared to March 2013, and NRF said that April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were flat on a seasonally-adjusted and sequential basis, while seeing a 4.7 percent unadjusted annual increase.
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With Relaunch of SeaLand, Intra-Americas Trade Will Gain New Focus

Posted 05/13 · 08:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
With so much attention now being placed on trade agreements with the EU and in the transpacific, shippers may wish to take a fresh look at what one leading ocean cargo carrier is doing within the parameters of the existing North America Free Trade Agreement
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Supply Chain Managers Welcome Progress Made on Water Resources and Development Act

Posted 05/12 · 04:14 PM · SCMR Editorial
Bipartisan, bicameral agreement is reached on WRDA conference report
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Air cargo growth trend pauses

Posted 05/12 · 08:26 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing air freight markets in March were up 5.9 percent compared to a year ago and capacity grew 3.4 percent.
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Asia Pacific Air Cargo Gathering Speed

Posted 05/08 · 04:03 PM · SCMR Editorial
Andrew Herdman, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, (AAPA) says international freight markets saw 3.8 percent growth in traffic during the first quarter of 2014.
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