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.

Air Cargo: Is 2012 the Turnaround Year?

Posted 03/06 · 06:35 PM · SCMR Editorial
While analysts say this should be a growth year for air cargo, pressing challenges such as increasing EU regulation, the pent-up demand in Asia Pacific, and the cost of global security still weigh heavy on the sector.

Embracing Green in China ... with an NGO Nudge

Posted 03/06 · 06:06 PM · SCMR Editorial
To date, more than 200 corporate giants have explained to the seven-person Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs why their manufacturing facilities or suppliers in China violated the country’s air and water laws. At least 50 companies have taken corrective actions and agreed to IPE-supervised environmental audits of their factories. Here’s why supply chain managers need to pay attention to influential little watchdogs like IPE.

9th Annual Global Supply Chain Survey

Posted 03/06 · 05:32 PM · SCMR Editorial
This year’s survey focused on the progress being made across three capabilities that are essential to supply chain success today —visibility, analytics, and flexibility. As in past surveys, clear levels of competency emerged among the respondents. We’ve termed them the leaders, followers, and laggards. And it’s not surprising that the leaders’ superior performance in these key areas translates directly to competitive advantage.

Global Trends Roundtable: What’s on the Supply Chain Horizon?

Posted 03/06 · 05:16 PM · SCMR Editorial
Our panel of experts examines what lies ahead for supply chain professionals. The consensus: Cost pressures, competitive challenges, and economic volatility will only intensify going forward. The keys to success in this environment are flexibility, a willingness and capacity to change, and an unwavering focus on the customer.

Spend Analysis: Lessons from the Best-in-Class

Posted 03/06 · 05:02 PM · SCMR Editorial
New research from the Aberdeen Group underscores the criticality of spend analysis to overall spend management. The findings also show, however, that many companies struggle with putting together an effective spend analysis program. The insight and guidelines offered here can help any company advance up the competency ladder toward Best-in-Class—regardless of the starting point.

Global Logistics: TIA and CIFA enter into a Cooperation Agreement

Posted 03/06 · 10:54 AM · LM Editorial
TIA and CIFA officials said that promoting communication and cooperation between the largest transport intermediary associations of China and the United States which are also the world's top two largest trading powers is very necessary and important.
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Maersk introduces new transpacific “value-added” service

Posted 03/05 · 05:37 PM · LM Editorial
Maersk Line is replicating its “absolute reliability” model in the Asia-EU trade lane for shippers in the Transpacfic

Documentary on ocean cargo shipping is pure film noir

Posted 03/05 · 10:17 AM · LM Editorial
While many creative visual artists support our position on the positive impact of globalization, there are some mainstream film-makers taking a contrarian view

Transpacific Stabilization Agreement Update

Posted 03/02 · 11:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
Brian Conrad, Executive Administrator, Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, gives SCMR exclusive interview

The China Price

Posted 03/02 · 09:44 AM · SCMR Editorial
Business deals in low cost countries are so competitive, that a manufacturer will often quote a price below their actual production cost just to attract buyers to an irresistible deal.

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