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.
Posted 02/13 · 12:28 PM · SCMR Editorial
California firms established a new record high for merchandise exports in 2011, edging past the former high-water mark set eleven years earlier during the dot com boom.
Posted 02/13 · 10:29 AM · SCMR Editorial
Recent findings by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Global Supply Chain Institute advisory board suggest that finding the right professional has never been more crucial.
Posted 02/09 · 04:19 PM · LM Editorial
As 2012-13 contract negotiations begin, container shipping lines in the transpacific are readying themselves for tougher bargaining.
Posted 02/09 · 12:04 PM · LM Editorial
The logistics capabilities of Panama can serve as the logistics hub of the Americas, said Alberto Aleman Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority.
Posted 02/04 · 11:46 AM · LM Editorial
China experts are also telling us that other manufacturers may be expecting “quality fade” unless they build in more transparency with second- and third-tier suppliers.
Posted 02/04 · 10:33 AM · SCMR Editorial
I am honored to be asked to join the esteemed bloggers at Supply Chain Management Review
. Each month, I will be blogging about China logistics and Chinese imports.
Posted 02/01 · 06:33 PM · LM Editorial
The implementation of the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) has the unintended effect of increasing shippers’ exposure to vicarious liability for highway accidents. Our transportation law expert explains how this came to be and calls on the industry to come together to support a legislative solution.
Posted 02/01 · 01:44 PM · LM Editorial
While Mexico and Canada remain our primary international opportunity, LM
’s analyst panel tell us that bolder players will be exploring more distant markets once the Panama Canal expansion is complete.
Posted 02/01 · 12:58 PM · LM Editorial
This past month I was in Central America working with a natural resources firm on the negotiation of terms and freight for global supply and distribution. I was reminded again of the diversity of cultures and approaches to negotiation, contracting, and price components.
Posted 02/01 · 12:17 PM · LM Editorial
As supply chains continue to become more global and complex, the risk of disruption intensifies. Yet while most companies recognize the increased risk potential, many are ill prepared to handle a disruption. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk is now part of the game.