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.

Reducing Overall Supply Chain Costs Top Priority Among Manufacturers

Posted 06/28 · 04:02 PM · SCMR Editorial
The survey which examines the state of the industry, and how manufacturers are adapting and improving their supply chains, also explores and how technology plays a role in enabling manufacturers to be more successful.

Beyond Risk Management – Agility is the Key: Part I

Posted 06/25 · 04:31 PM · SCMR Editorial
The second half of 2010 and early 2011 saw exponential increases in market prices of rare earth elements, the 17 chemical elements with unusual properties that make them valuable in metal alloys, magnets and catalysts. Meanwhile, disruptions in global auto production following Japan’s nuclear disaster led to huge, unexpected drops in the prices of platinum-group metals.

Supply Chain Managers Must Deal With Tepid Global Growth

Posted 06/25 · 11:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
The incoming economic data “point to softness” in most parts of the world
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New global labor market surfaces

Posted 06/23 · 04:44 PM · LM Editorial
The McKinsey Global Institute analysts noted that over the past three decades – as developing economies industrialized and began to compete in world markets – a global labor market started taking shape
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U.S. Seaports Need Help

Posted 06/21 · 01:25 PM · SCMR Editorial
As recently as 2005, the World Economic Forum ranked the U.S. number one in infrastructure economic competitiveness.

Lessons Learned By Ocean Cargo Carriers This Year

Posted 06/21 · 12:36 PM · SCMR Editorial
Today's news suggests that ocean cargo carriers have learned a few lessons that will improve their bottom lines

Ocean Cargo in Second Half of 2012: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted 06/21 · 12:31 PM · SCMR Editorial
In a collective effort to stem the flow of eroding freight pricing, ocean carriers are now competing on the two major global trade lanes – EU-Asia and the Transpacific – by focusing on value rather than rates
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Forecasting Global Job Gaps

Posted 06/21 · 11:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
As noted in today’s news section, The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) recently looked at the 70 countries that account for 96 percent of global GDP and are home to 87 percent of the world’s population.

New Global Labor Market Surfaces

Posted 06/21 · 10:17 AM · SCMR Editorial
A new Report from the McKinsey Global Institute maintains that the dynamics of the global labor market may create new challenges for supply chain managers

Law of the Sea Convention Remains in Supply Chain Limbo

Posted 06/19 · 09:17 AM · SCMR Editorial
As the U.S. Senate continues its debate on ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention, ocean cargo shipping specialists contend the issue is becoming stale

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