The latest news and features revolving around evolving customs regulations, global trade, and the services that help global shippers expedite freight through the global supply chain

Supply Chain Managers May Be Considering New Seaport Options, Says Report

Posted 05/07 · 08:39 AM · SCMR Editorial
East Coast ports are growing at a faster rate than their West Coast counterparts, according to the inaugural edition of CBRE Group, Inc.’s “North America Ports Logistics Annual Report.”

Semiannual Economic Forecast from the Institute for Supply Management is Bullish

Posted 05/06 · 04:47 PM · SCMR Editorial
Growth firmly remains in the cards for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2015

Past U.S. West Coast port disruption contributes to trade gap

Posted 05/06 · 04:43 PM · LM Editorial
Disruptions at West Coast ports, which were resolved at the end of February, may have distorted the numbers
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Gaining Some Perspective on Trade Gap

Posted 05/06 · 08:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
The recent report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis maintains that the U.S. trade gap is largest in over 20 years. Indeed, according to the Commerce Department, the deficit widened by 43.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted $51.37 billion in March.
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APICS and AST&L announce merger plans

Posted 05/05 · 02:39 PM · MMH Editorial
Two prominent supply chain organizations—APICS and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L)—announced this week they plan to merge.

Freight Forwarders: New regulations complicate the “cold chain”

Posted 05/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
Forwarders who specialize in the controlled temperature marketplace are facing more regulations now than ever. But by bringing new technology into the fore, they can quickly meet compliance standards and differentiate their service. Here’s some advice for shippers looking to solve the “cold chain” challenge with the help of a third party.

Top 20 U.S. Ports: Competition heats up for discretionary cargo

Posted 05/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
At this time last year, West Coast port congestion was a speculative concern. Now that shippers have seen the worst case scenario unfold, many analysts feel that Gulf and East Coast ports are ready to pull in more vessel calls at peak season this year. Is a “battle royale” waiting for the bell?

60 second with Scott Sopher, Deloitte

Posted 05/01 · 08:20 AM · MMH Editorial
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Scott Sopher at Deloitte about a recent survey conducted with MHI.

Do Subsidies Improve Drug Delivery in Southern Africa?

Posted 04/30 · 12:54 PM · SCMR Editorial
Programs to improve healthcare in developing countries rely, to a large extent, on the efficiency of pharmaceutical delivery systems in these regions. In places such as Southern Africa, price inflation along the value chain makes medicines less accessible.

Kenco partners with University of Tennessee on warehouse best practices study

Posted 04/29 · 01:45 PM · MMH Editorial
“The ABCs of DCs” identifies best practices for modern distribution centers across 11 key functions.

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