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

Supply Chain Management: Ariba study looks into procurement’s crystal ball

Posted 07/11 · 03:50 PM · SCMR Editorial
A recent study conducted by Ariba reveals there may be broad agreement among supply chain executives about the industry’s fortunes over the next decade

Global logistics: DHL expands LCL service offerings

Posted 07/08 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL continues to make inroads with its LCL (less-than-container-load) service, announcing two new recent additions.

Ocean Cargo: Weak rate structure for carriers to persist, say analysts

Posted 07/07 · 05:27 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts add that even the realization of a decent peak season demand surge this summer will not provide enough momentum to lift severely eroded freight rates in the key east-west trades

Logistics Management: Shippers will invest in “mission critical” options

Posted 07/06 · 07:21 PM · LM Editorial
Saia Inc. found that shippers responding to its “National Trends in Small to Medium-sized Businesses” had a variety of concerns. But chief among them is having a “Plan B.”

Ocean Cargo: ILWU takes a holiday

Posted 07/06 · 12:29 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. West Coast seaports honored Independence Day by shutting down operations on Monday, July 4. As well they should. It may come as a surprise to many, that the ports were closed on July 5th as well.

Remembering Don Bowersox: Educator, Energizer, Communicator

Posted 07/06 · 08:28 AM · SCMR Editorial
We just got word of the passing of Donald J. Bowersox. To say that Don was one of the founders of the modern supply chain movement is no exaggeration. His record of accomplishments speaks for itself.

Global logistics: Crowley acquires Puerto Rico Freight Systems

Posted 07/05 · 10:10 AM · LM Editorial
Crowley Maritime Corporation, a provider of ocean cargo transportation services, recently announced it has acquired the business and assets of Puerto Rico Freight Systems (PRFS), a provider of freight consolidation and less-than-container load (LCL) transportation services in the Caribbean.

Education: Howard University’s SCM program gains traction

Posted 07/05 · 09:04 AM · SCMR Editorial
Since its inception the program has been well received by students and corporate supporters like Dell, Eaton, Electrolux, Ariba, IBM, Raytheon, Tyco, United Technologies, and others.

Supply Chain Management: More talking points given in PRTM survey

Posted 07/05 · 08:48 AM · SCMR Editorial
Brad Householder, director of PRTM’s supply chain practice, said that a recent study suggests that the supply chain “risk/reward” component should not change in an era of heightened volatilit

PRTM survey focuses on supply chain flexibility

Posted 07/05 · 08:34 AM · SCMR Editorial
High volatility, massive swings in customer demand, and challenges in ensuring sufficient supply are the current reality for global supply chain executive

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