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

“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

“Occupy Oakland” movement shuts down port

Posted 11/03 · 09:13 AM · LM Editorial
According to port spokesmen, operations will not resume until “it is safe and secure to do so.”

Department of Homeland Security picks BSI Group’s Supply Chain Solutions

Posted 11/02 · 09:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
BSI Group's Supply Chain Solutions expanded upon the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded a contract to the company

Global Logistics: W.R. Grace solves global puzzle

Posted 11/01 · 04:38 PM · LM Editorial
The foremost specialty chemicals and materials company brought on a transformational logistics leader, shed its transportation and warehouse assets, and ramped up a rapid worldwide expansion. Here’s how it happened.

2011 Warehouse/DC Operations Survey: Still doing more with less

Posted 11/01 · 10:42 AM · MMH Editorial
Our 2011 findings reveal that inventory turns are not improving, more DCs are closing rather than opening, and many companies are remaining cautious with equipment investment.

Waste Not, Want Not (Part III)

Posted 11/01 · 07:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
Editor’s note: This is the third and final installment of a three-part web exclusive examining the latest trends in reverse logistics. Today’s logistics managers are faced with three forces driving the reverse loop in distribution: Regulatory compliance, sustainable practices, and money saving strategies. Any one of these reasons will work, say business leaders, and the pay offs are similar in the extreme. Indeed, by “doing the right thing” companies are helping themselves while saving the planet.

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