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.

ISM issues positive manufacturing report for September

Posted 10/01 · 12:27 PM · LM Editorial
Following three consecutive months of slight contraction, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September.

Pearson on Excellence: New insights on analytics

Posted 10/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Effective use of business analytics—using quantitative methods to derive forward-looking insights from data—is essential for companies that are serious about supply chain excellence. Why? Because with analytics, supply chain managers gain a deeper understanding of what is happening upstream and downstream. As a result, they’re better able to assess the operational impacts of prospective supply chain decisions.

Global trade data dips from July to August, reports Panjiva

Posted 09/28 · 09:01 AM · SCMR Editorial
Following a very strong performance from June to July, global trade activity from July to August took a step backwards, according to data released by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.

Global trade data dips from July to August, reports Panjiva

Posted 09/28 · 07:56 AM · LM Editorial
Following a very strong performance from June to July, global trade activity from July to August took a step backwards, according to data released by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.

Saluting “Slavery in the Supply Chain” Watchdog

Posted 09/27 · 01:22 PM · SCMR Editorial
In conjunction with President Barack Obama’s speech at the Clinton Global Initiative on ending modern slavery, the White House has announced a range of efforts to combat human trafficking including the launch of Slavery Footprint’s “Made In A Free World” initiative, the first program of its kind aimed at helping companies eradicate forced labor in their supply chains

C.H. Robinson Worldwide set to acquire global freight forwarder Phoenix International

Posted 09/25 · 12:34 PM · LM Editorial
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. said earlier today it has reached an agreement to acquire Chicago-based freight forwarder Phoenix International Inc. for $571.5 million in cash and about $63.5 million in CHRW stock.

“Transportation’s Role in the Global Supply Chain” Features Noted Author

Posted 09/24 · 06:54 PM · SCMR Editorial
Most executives today readily acknowledge the critical value of supply chains. A sobering truth, however, is that thousands of U.S. companies never even consider supply chain strategies when creating business plans—even though they account for roughly 60 percent of a firm’s total costs, 100 percent of the inventory, and are essential to providing the customer service required to drive sales.

Supply Chain Management May Shift if Peak Season Fails to Arrive

Posted 09/24 · 11:45 AM · SCMR Editorial
Earlier in 2012, many economists, analysts, and pundits predicted a “solid” second half of the year for the economy. But with the curtain quickly closing on September—and any real signs of meaningful growth ostensibly slowed down considerably—it is fair to share the outlook has changed.
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Is the U.S. Poised for a Manufacturing Renaissance?

Posted 09/23 · 05:27 PM · SCMR Editorial
As explained in a previous Boston Consulting Group report, when the many risks and hidden costs of managing extended global supply chains are taken into account, it will be just as economical to manufacture many products in the U.S. if those goods are sold in the U.S.

Supply Chain Managers Prepare for New Era of Outbound Demand

Posted 09/23 · 05:13 PM · SCMR Editorial
Manufactured exports – a bright spot of the U.S. economy in recent year – are set to surge. Combined with jobs created as a result of reshoring, higher U.S. exports could add 2.5 million to 5 million jobs by the end of the decade, as manufacturers shift production from leading European countries and Japan to take advantage of substantially lower costs in the U.S., according to new research by the Boston Consulting Group

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