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

FedEx completes acquisition of MultiPack, expands presence in Mexico

Posted 07/26 · 02:27 PM · LM Editorial
FedEx officials said that this deal will allow FedEx Express to provide a wider range of domestic and international transportation and logistics offerings in Mexico

Inventory Optimization: Show Me the Money

Posted 07/26 · 10:40 AM · LM Editorial
Minimizing inventory investment and carrying costs while maintaining high service levels can be a tough balancing act. But best-practice companies have shown that it can be done - profitably.

DB Schenker plans to change U.S. air operations from dedicated to non-asset fixed model

Posted 07/25 · 08:57 AM · LM Editorial
Less than a month after reports indicated that Deutsche Bahn was considering shuttering its United States-based DB Schenker Logistics, a third-party logistics, trucking, and airfreight services provider, Schenker Inc. said late last week it is making significant changes to its North American business model.

Matson rebrands logistics units as “Matson Logistics”

Posted 07/22 · 12:57 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Matson name represents ocean transportation, domestic and international rail intermodal service, long haul and regional highway brokerage, supply chain services, LTL transportation, specialized hauling, and company-operated warehousing and distribution

New forecasting study released on leading consumer packaged goods industry

Posted 07/22 · 12:37 PM · SCMR Editorial
A new report produced by Terra Technology identifies forecasting trends based on activity from one third of the North American Consumer Packaged Goods market.

The importance of coaching

Posted 07/22 · 12:15 PM · SCMR Editorial
This week's guest blogger is my colleague James Baehr, a Senior Advisor at Greybeard Advisors LLC, and a contributing author of the new book “Next Level Supply Management Excellence.”

Warehouse industry moves forward on sustainability

Posted 07/22 · 09:41 AM · LM Editorial
Green initiatives are finally taking hold in the final frontier of today’s supply chain: the warehouse.

Port of Long Beach drayage issue still unresolved

Posted 07/21 · 11:43 PM · LM Editorial
The ongoing drama at the Port of Long Beach took another turn this week when a federal judge ruled that the port made a crucial mistake three years ago by modifying its clean trucks program as part of a settlement with the American Trucking Associations

Matson rebrands logistics units as “Matson Logistics”

Posted 07/21 · 10:55 PM · LM Editorial
Regarding Matson and its suite of services offered by the three entities – Matson Integrated Logistics, Matson Global and Matson America – the single brand will differentiate its full range of services.

CombineNet to offer “Sourcing Health Check”

Posted 07/21 · 09:37 AM · SCMR Editorial
CombineNet, Inc., has introduced its Sourcing Health Check, a free diagnostic program designed to identify additional savings and value creation opportunities in supplier sourcing activities.

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