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.

MAPI analysis: Large deficit in U.S. trade in manufactures could foreshadow dim outlook for exports

Posted 05/28 · 12:39 PM · MMH Editorial
U.S. deficit rises 8% in first quarter, Chinese surplus declines 8%; likely low export growth, rising deficit for U.S. through 2014.

Japan Becomes Increasingly Important to U.S. Supply Chain Managers

Posted 05/27 · 08:38 AM · SCMR Editorial
Recent paper from the Pew Research Center points to heightened urgency

Retail Supply Chain Managers Anticipate New Trend in Warehousing

Posted 05/27 · 08:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
A new report from JLL posits the idea that retail supply chain managers will become increasingly reliant on the conversion of brick-and-mortar stores to fulfilment centers providing package pick-up and ship-from-store services.

CeMAT 2014 draws 53,000 visitors from 65 nations

Posted 05/23 · 09:22 AM · MMH Editorial
U.S. exhibitors and attendees doubles since 2011, Russian and Brazilian attendance also rise.

GCCA partners with ABIAF, Brazil’s leading cold chain association

Posted 05/21 · 03:24 PM · MMH Editorial
The partnership will establish an office in Araraquara, Sao Paul, Brazil.

MAPI Analysis: Public policy uncertainty plays role in restraining business investment

Posted 05/16 · 01:08 PM · MMH Editorial
Policy volatility accentuates downturns, stalls recoveries and puts "chokehold" on growth.

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.

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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