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

Reverse logistics at critical juncture

Posted 08/05 · 09:33 AM · SCMR Editorial
The ongoing economic downturn is teaching manufacturers and retailers a great deal about squeezing the margins of inventory and creating a viable and sustainable alternative distribution network, said a prominent reverse logistics expert

Will U.S. manufacturing step up?

Posted 08/05 · 08:21 AM · LM Editorial
While the global economic crisis continues to capture mainstream business press headlines this week, one supply chain industry analyst reports that other recent trends bear watching

Global logistics: Pilot Freight Services opens up new station in Amsterdam

Posted 08/05 · 02:50 AM · LM Editorial
Pilot officials said that this new location is the first Europe-based company-owned station, adding that it will provide new and existing customers with various services, including air, ocean, ground, and logistics.

Ocean shipping: Global Port Tracker shows growth but at a lower rate

Posted 08/04 · 09:58 AM · LM Editorial
Stalled economic momentum in Europe, coupled with a slowdown in Asian exports, were the main theme of the monthly Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Ocean cargo capacity exceeds demand

Posted 08/03 · 12:17 PM · LM Editorial
Shipper demand for ocean carrier capacity has failed to match the rise in supply during a slack peak season, said industry analysts

How to Take Supply Management to a Higher Level of Performance

Posted 08/03 · 07:44 AM · SCMR Editorial
My fellow blogger on scmr.com, Bob Rudzki, has a new book out that I think you’ll find interesting, informative and—most important of all—practical

Computer modeling may generate U.S. supply chain jobs

Posted 08/02 · 08:01 AM · SCMR Editorial
Enterprising U.S. manufacturers are rooting out troublesome costs and problems from their products earlier in a lifecycle starting even before a computer model is created

25 Ways to Lower Inventory Costs

Posted 08/01 · 08:51 PM · LM Editorial
The prime objective for all supply chains is to provide clients with what they want, when they want it. Inventory management plays a central role in every supply chain’s need to satisfy its clients.

UT and ESSEC call EU global supply chain forum a success

Posted 08/01 · 12:48 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration co-founded with the ESSEC Business School a groundbreaking event in the European Union (EU) supply chain community. In June the two groups hosted Europe’s first Global Supply Chain Forum for supply chain executives and academics in Paris, France.

Trending: Bringing Manufacturing Back Onshore

Posted 08/01 · 08:56 AM · SCMR Editorial
Given enough time, virtually any prediction might come true.

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