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

Risk mitigation in Mexico

Posted 05/03 · 08:07 AM · LM Editorial
As noted in a recent LM news story, the expected advantages to be gained from near-shoring from Mexico are lower freight costs, improved speed-to-market times, lower inventory costs...and risk mitigation.

U.S. manufacturers find new promise in Mexico

Posted 05/03 · 07:53 AM · LM Editorial
Highlighting geographical proximity and improvements in transportation services, 63 percent of senior executives chose Mexico as the most attractive locale for re-sourcing manufacturing operations closer to the U.S. market, compared with just 19 percent who would re-source to the United States

Career Survey Shows Highly Educated, Well Compensated Supply Chain Managers

Posted 05/02 · 09:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
For a significant portion of the respondents, the education did not end with their undergraduate or graduate schooling. Sixty percent have taken executive education or other job-related classes within the past 12 months.

Top 20 U.S. Ports: Where’s the money?

Posted 05/01 · 08:37 AM · LM Editorial
Creative funding for expansion and infrastructure improvement is critical for the top U.S. ports, especially as shippers are slowly reconfiguring their supply chains to become less dependent on the West Coast.

Freight Forwarding: Choosing the best partner

Posted 05/01 · 07:48 AM · LM Editorial
With President Obama continuing to emphasize exports, specialized shipping intermediaries are more important than ever to global logistics operations. But how do shippers identify and choose the right freight forwarder?

Manufacturing in America far from dead, industry experts maintain

Posted 04/29 · 02:02 PM · SCMR Editorial
While many Americans believe that the United States has lost its longtime global edge in manufacturing, one prominent supply chain management consultant maintains that global competition from emerging markets has actually sharpened it

An economic holding pattern

Posted 04/29 · 08:37 AM · LM Editorial
The economic outlook these days needs to be approached with a guarded view despite the optimistic view being taken by some.

Shippers question value of slow steaming

Posted 04/27 · 02:36 PM · LM Editorial
Responding to a request for comments from the Federal Maritime Commission on the effect of slow steaming on U.S. ocean liner commerce, most shippers found little or no rate or service benefit.

“ISM Orlando – see you there!”

Posted 04/27 · 02:29 PM · SCMR Editorial
This year's ISM international conference may be the best in several years. Certainly, the choice of Orlando Florida as the location is likely to create widespread interest in attending. Combine that with better economic conditions, and slightly loosened training budgets, and the end result is likely to be a well-attended conference. (ISM insiders confirm that registration numbers are up significantly over prior years).

Global Port Tracker report says volumes remain on a steady path

Posted 04/27 · 08:01 AM · LM Editorial
Following a relatively promising report last month, European import and export volumes remain solid, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

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