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.

Nearshoring is on shippers’ radar but LM survey finds few are taking action

Posted 03/12 · 01:08 PM · LM Editorial
When the price per gallon of diesel was closer to $5 per gallon and oil barrel prices were nearly touching $150 during the summer of 2008, much was made about the possibility of North American shippers moving manufacturing operations closer to home, also known as nearshoring.

CEVA CEO looks to the future following record revenue in 2011

Posted 03/07 · 01:00 PM · LM Editorial
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with CEVA CEO John Pattullo about the company’s first half performance and other industry-related items.

UPS-TNT talks slowing down, says report

Posted 03/07 · 09:19 AM · LM Editorial
A Wall Street Journal report said that talks focusing on UPS trying to acquire the express business of Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator “have slowed” due to various issues.
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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

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