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.

KPIs can keep ocean carriers from becoming “commoditized”

Posted 03/24 · 08:43 AM · LM Editorial
The GSF calls on the EU, US, and Chinese regulatory and competition authorities to share monitoring data and information to prevent potential competition abuses

Ocean carrier alliances face closer scrutiny on performance

Posted 03/24 · 08:27 AM · LM Editorial
The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has called for a manageable but rigorous set of monitoring KPIs that can provide the required level of confidence to customers that ocean shipping alliances can deliver tangible benefits in terms of reduced costs, competitive ocean rates and improved services for shippers.

Air Cargo Safety Remains a Weak Link in Asia Pacific Supply Chain

Posted 03/24 · 08:02 AM · SCMR Editorial
Last year’s tragic crash of AirAsia’s flight QZ 8501 enroute from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore remains a mystery, but may have been a “wake up call” for Asia Pacific airlines.
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Procurement is Top Area of Risk, Consero Survey Reveals

Posted 03/23 · 08:25 PM · SCMR Editorial
When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.

Procurement Organizations Focus on Becoming More of a “Trusted Advisor”

Posted 03/23 · 09:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
For 2015, the top priority of procurement organizations is to elevate their role to more of a trusted advisor in support of improved enterprise agility, according to new Procurement Key Issues research from The Hackett Group.

Forwarders insist that security concerns be addressed

Posted 03/23 · 09:02 AM · LM Editorial
The TSA has been without a confirmed administrator since the end of 2014, when John Pistole retired from the agency to take a position in academia.

An Unforeseen Cause of Stock-Outs

Posted 03/20 · 11:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
Stock-outs reduce revenues and frustrate customers in any business, but in the healthcare industry product shortages can also adversely affect human health.

DHL Launches Next Phase Resilience360 Risk Management Tool

Posted 03/17 · 08:20 AM · SCMR Editorial
Since its launch, Resilience360 has been used by shippers across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

State of Trade report cites expected growth in 2015 but not at same pace as a year ago

Posted 03/16 · 08:08 AM · SCMR Editorial
One of the survey’s main findings was that respondents’ economic outlook heading into 2015 was optimistic but not as optimistic as they were heading into 2014, with 55 percent feeling good about things in 2015, which was down fro 2014’s 64 percent.
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State of Trade report cites expected growth in 2015 but not at same pace as a year ago

Posted 03/13 · 11:33 AM · MMH Editorial
A wide-ranging survey published by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, in partnership with Sourcing Journal, provides a detailed analysis on global trade patterns and trends focused on various segments of global trade.
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