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

Freight Forwarding: Choosing the best partner

Posted 05/01 · 07:48 AM · LM Editorial
With President Obama continuing to emphasize exports, specialized shipping intermediaries are more important than ever to global logistics operations. But how do shippers identify and choose the right freight forwarder?

Manufacturing in America far from dead, industry experts maintain

Posted 04/29 · 02:02 PM · SCMR Editorial
While many Americans believe that the United States has lost its longtime global edge in manufacturing, one prominent supply chain management consultant maintains that global competition from emerging markets has actually sharpened it

An economic holding pattern

Posted 04/29 · 08:37 AM · LM Editorial
The economic outlook these days needs to be approached with a guarded view despite the optimistic view being taken by some.

Shippers question value of slow steaming

Posted 04/27 · 02:36 PM · LM Editorial
Responding to a request for comments from the Federal Maritime Commission on the effect of slow steaming on U.S. ocean liner commerce, most shippers found little or no rate or service benefit.

“ISM Orlando – see you there!”

Posted 04/27 · 02:29 PM · SCMR Editorial
This year's ISM international conference may be the best in several years. Certainly, the choice of Orlando Florida as the location is likely to create widespread interest in attending. Combine that with better economic conditions, and slightly loosened training budgets, and the end result is likely to be a well-attended conference. (ISM insiders confirm that registration numbers are up significantly over prior years).

Global Port Tracker report says volumes remain on a steady path

Posted 04/27 · 08:01 AM · LM Editorial
Following a relatively promising report last month, European import and export volumes remain solid, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

UPS reports solid Q1 results

Posted 04/26 · 08:12 AM · LM Editorial
Despite increasing fuel costs and harsh winter weather conditions, UPS reported today that first quarter revenue—at $12.58 billion—was up 7.3 percent year-over-year.

Leveraging HR with IT

Posted 04/25 · 03:22 PM · SCMR Editorial
Digital Tempus expects companies to focus their talent development investments in three key areas in 2011

Supply chain leadership and a renewed focus on workers are key to sustained recovery

Posted 04/25 · 03:14 PM · SCMR Editorial
With the year’s first fiscal quarter behind us, some supply chain professionals are predicting that 2011 will see companies adopt a renewed focus on people, resulting in new efforts to recruit, develop and retain critical portfolio and planning talent

Looking back at NASSTRAC

Posted 04/22 · 11:31 AM · LM Editorial
As I expected, NASSTRAC 2011 was replete with terrific content and information. The fact is, had it not been I would have been shocked.

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