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

Ocean cargo analysts tell shippers to focus on long-term contracting

Posted 01/16 · 01:07 PM · LM Editorial
Shippers should not lose sleep over the recent, short-lived jump in spot rates, but ought instead focus on ways to mitigate the risk of another sudden capacity crunch later in the year, urges Drewry Maritime Research.??

National Retail Federation issues promising forecast

Posted 01/16 · 11:47 AM · SCMR Editorial
Retail sales growth in 2012 will still grow at a rate faster than many other industries, said industry experts.

U.S. automakers poised for comeback

Posted 01/16 · 11:37 AM · SCMR Editorial
As the U.S. economy continues to recover, supply chain analysts are suggesting that the nation’s moribund auto industry has learned from its past mistakes

3PL news: Dachser USA expands into South Africa

Posted 01/13 · 11:09 AM · LM Editorial
Dachser USA has expanded its global network with the addition of branch offices in South Africa located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Extreme Makeover: Hardware Edition

Posted 01/13 · 01:13 AM · SCMR Editorial
It’s not every day you’re asked to reinvent one of the high-tech industry’s most iconic companies. But that’s exactly what’s been driving Cindy Reese since she arrived from Sun Microsystems to become Oracle’s senior vice president for worldwide systems operations early last year.

Modex 2012: Three keynotes to address supply chain/materials handling issues

Posted 01/12 · 11:44 AM · MMH Editorial
Over the first three mornings of the show, the keynote speakers will share their insights into what’s going on in the field, the changes coming from the Panama Canal expansion, how that will impact the supply chain, and where the opportunities for business growth and development lie.
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Zepol reports decline in containerized imports

Posted 01/12 · 09:11 AM · LM Editorial
Amid concerns that over capacity will continue to haunt the container shipping industry comes news that U.S. imports have gone into a slump

Arby’s Employs E-sourcing to Control Costs in 2012

Posted 01/10 · 04:19 PM · SCMR Editorial
After three years of stagnant growth, franchised restaurants show signs for recovery in 2012 thanks to “evolving” supply chains.

Cloud sourcing for a “people-centric” supply chain

Posted 01/10 · 09:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
Among the final points made in “IDC Manufacturing Insights’ Supply Chain Top 10 predictions 2012,” is that cloud applications for supply chain will move from a total-cost-of-ownership focus to a total-values-in-ownership focus.

Lazaro Cardenas is a port worth watching

Posted 01/09 · 11:30 AM · LM Editorial
As if U.S. West Coast ports didn’t have enough to worry about, a new competitor is surfacing South of the Border to challenge them.

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