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

More evidence that “on-shoring” may gain currency

Posted 11/08 · 08:40 AM · SCMR Editorial
When higher U.S. productivity, the actual labor content of a product, shipping, and other factors are taken into account, the cost advantage of making many goods in China that are bound for sale in the U.S. will be marginal.

NITL places global focus on upcoming conference

Posted 11/07 · 04:53 PM · LM Editorial
“What Do Shippers Want?- Global and National Perspectives” may sound Freudian, but it is certainly not rhetorical

Looking ahead to heavy holiday volumes

Posted 11/07 · 01:49 PM · LM Editorial
When holiday shopping season picks up, December 12 and December 22 could shape up to be two of its busiest days.

Hemispheric supply chain may generate new jobs says The Boston Consulting Group forecast

Posted 11/07 · 12:43 PM · SCMR Editorial
Transportation goods such as vehicles and auto parts, electrical equipment including household appliances, and furniture are among seven sectors that could create 2 to 3 million jobs as a result of manufacturing returning to the U.S.—an emerging trend that is expected to accelerate starting in the next five years, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group

DHL heralds expansion of U.S. hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

Posted 11/07 · 10:49 AM · LM Editorial
This hub expansion was built on 19 acres and involved widening the existing parking apron to allow for nine additional wide-body aircrafts and nine new aircraft gates.

“Paycheck cycle economics” impacts the supply chain

Posted 11/07 · 10:41 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Trade Balance report due out Thursday should show the trade deficit widening in September, and the Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index issued the following day should edge up in early November

Ocean cargo moving again at the Port of Oakland

Posted 11/04 · 07:47 AM · LM Editorial
The news comes as a relief to shippers, who as late as yesterday were worried about a prolonged disruption caused by the “Occupy Oakland” movement.

Sustainability remains high with global supply chain leaders

Posted 11/03 · 10:13 AM · SCMR Editorial
According to new research released at the Business for Social Responsibility Conference, more than eight in 10 respondents (84 percent) are optimistic that global businesses will embrace CSR/sustainability as part of their core strategies and operations in the next five years

Supply Chain Productivity Top of Mind at APICS Conference

Posted 11/03 · 10:02 AM · SCMR Editorial
Getting out of the office to attend an industry event offers a great opportunity to find out what’s on the minds of supply chain professionals and what subjects they are interested in

Ocean cargo movement of refrigerated containers curtailed due to explosions

Posted 11/03 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
Three mechanics have been killed, causing dockworkers to cease discharging the boxes until the risk can be identified

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