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

Maersk Inc. announces sale of Direct Chassis Link, Inc.

Posted 02/04 · 11:13 AM · LM Editorial
In keeping with a trend to shed assets, Maersk Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Maersk Equipment Services Company.

Product Innovation and Supply Chain Management: Part III

Posted 02/04 · 10:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
Quality has always been important, but as we nurse our wounded bank accounts back to health, high quality is an absolute must to anyone buying anything.

Global Port Tracker report calls for minimal growth in 2012

Posted 02/02 · 11:31 AM · LM Editorial
When it comes to economic conditions in Europe, it is not a stretch to say that things are likely to get worse before they get better. That is the consensus of the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Logistics and the Law: CSA/SMS—Shippers, take action!

Posted 02/01 · 06:33 PM · LM Editorial
The implementation of the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) has the unintended effect of increasing shippers’ exposure to vicarious liability for highway accidents. Our transportation law expert explains how this came to be and calls on the industry to come together to support a legislative solution.

2012 Cross-Border Roundtable: Will hemispheric trade gain traction?

Posted 02/01 · 01:44 PM · LM Editorial
While Mexico and Canada remain our primary international opportunity, LM’s analyst panel tell us that bolder players will be exploring more distant markets once the Panama Canal expansion is complete.

2012 U.S. Ports Update: Full steam ahead

Posted 02/01 · 01:01 PM · LM Editorial
The Panama Canal expansion isn’t the only factor driving infrastructure improvement efforts. Count population growth, increased exports, new trade agreements, global competition, and shifting trade lanes as other elements pushing aggressive U.S. port investment and expansion.

Moore on Pricing: Making the pricing and culture connection

Posted 02/01 · 12:58 PM · LM Editorial
This past month I was in Central America working with a natural resources firm on the negotiation of terms and freight for global supply and distribution. I was reminded again of the diversity of cultures and approaches to negotiation, contracting, and price components.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Welcome to the new normal

Posted 02/01 · 12:17 PM · LM Editorial
As supply chains continue to become more global and complex, the risk of disruption intensifies. Yet while most companies recognize the increased risk potential, many are ill prepared to handle a disruption. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk is now part of the game.

Logistics Technology: GTM seeks higher ground

Posted 02/01 · 10:42 AM · LM Editorial
With freight costs rising, capacity constraints looming, and the complexities of global trade on the rise, our top analysts concur that global trade management (GTM) software will continue its slow-but-steady infiltration into today’s vernacular—that is if shippers can justify the ROI.

1+1 = 3: Integrating Product Innovation and SCM to Deliver Incremental Value

Posted 02/01 · 10:27 AM · SCMR Editorial
This is the first of a three-part article written by Maha Muzumdar, vice president of supply chain marketing, Oracle & Kerrie Foy, PLM/PIM applications product marketing, Oracle

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