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

ISM issues positive report on U.S. manufacturing

Posted 05/01 · 10:53 AM · LM Editorial
Next’s week’s semiannual report will provide more of a forecast.

Non-Union Labor Trumps May Day Discontent

Posted 05/01 · 09:54 AM · LM Editorial
As the logistics and supply chain community braces for disruptions caused by May Day demonstrations, it’s heartening to learn that free market forces are still running the show

Ocean cargo carriers remain in doldrums

Posted 05/01 · 09:09 AM · LM Editorial
New service launches in the next three months are expected to bring the idle fleet below 350,000 TEU by July

Andreoli on Oil and Fuel: Never trust a politician to explain oil prices

Posted 05/01 · 04:57 AM · LM Editorial
By understanding the markets and how oil prices are set, shippers and carriers will more aggressively look for ways to increase the fuel efficiency of logistics operations. Along these lines, the second part of this series, next month, will dive deeper into how futures markets work and why they are nothing to be feared or loathed.

Pearson on Excellence: Findings of the World Economic Forum study on Supply Chain Risk

Posted 05/01 · 04:16 AM · LM Editorial
This month we reflect on the views of the businesspeople, government policy makers, and academics that participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) study of supply chain risk.

2012 Supply Chain Software Users Survey

Posted 05/01 · 02:52 AM · LM Editorial
This year’s findings indicate a leveling off from last year’s welcome spike, but also indicate a higher overall investment by those firms that are buying new or upgrading. For 2012, the market appears to be progressing on a slow-and-steady growth path that isn’t expected to let up anytime soon.

Future of U.S. Manufacturing to be Focus of MIT Leaders for Global Operations Meeting

Posted 04/30 · 11:21 AM · SCMR Editorial
The United States is a huge market that generates plenty of demand for manufactured goods. Yet, in recent years, we’ve seen less and less of that demand being filled by stateside manufacturing operations — even as production grows in countries such as China and Mexico.

Championing the Jones Act

Posted 04/27 · 04:13 PM · LM Editorial
Horizon Lines is, and always has been, a very staunch supporter of the Jones Act and all of its requirements

Pallets: New supply chain certification from CSCMP supported by CHEP

Posted 04/27 · 08:04 AM · MMH Editorial
CHEP, a indus­try leader in pal­let and con­tainer pool­ing solu­tions, has joined with the Coun­cil of Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Pro­fes­sion­als (CSCMP) and other indus­try mem­bers to develop and test a new qual­i­fi­ca­tion for man­agers.

Supply Chain employment picture brightens

Posted 04/24 · 04:20 PM · SCMR Editorial
Prime Advantage, a leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its ninth semi-annual Group Outlook Survey

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