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

Improving reverse logistics strategy

Posted 11/10 · 11:55 AM · LM Editorial
Getting to know your customers is key to keeping the retail supply chain tight, say industry experts. That entails tactical and strategic reverse logistics planning designed for long-term relationships and sustainable revenue generation.

The Nature of Energy as a Purchased Item - Part Two

Posted 11/10 · 05:45 AM · SCMR Editorial
In our last posting, we began outlining some of the aspects that make energy unique among purchased items and why a “one set and forget” or “one size fits all” purchasing procedure does not apply.

Enhancing trade by cutting red tape

Posted 11/10 · 05:38 AM · LM Editorial
On the eve of the G-20 Summit in Seoul this week, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have noted that small- to medium-sized U.S. shippers may have an easier time of “going global” in the future.
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New law in Puerto Rico may discourage U.S. investment

Posted 11/09 · 04:14 PM · LM Editorial
Law 154, which imposes a discriminatory tax on multinational companies operating in Puerto Rico, may pose serious consequences for shippers, said The National Association of Manufacturers

Closing the supply chain loop remains a priority for multinationals

Posted 11/09 · 09:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
How can a company reduce impacts along the product life cycle, and what value chain strategies can be implemented to make this happen? This vexing question and several others were addressed by a panel convened for the BSR conference in New York last week.

Seaports and ocean carriers pursue sustainable goals

Posted 11/09 · 06:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
“Beyond the Factory Gates: Extending Sustainability into the Logistics and Transportation Sector,” proved to be one of the more compelling panel discussions at last week’s BSR conference in New York.

BSR study shows supply chain’s sustainable practices are key

Posted 11/08 · 03:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
Despite continuing uncertainty about the world’s economy, most survey respondents embrace CSR/sustainability as part of their core strategies and operations in the next five years
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Air cargo security to be a key focus of annual NITL conference

Posted 11/08 · 10:36 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to involve more air cargo players in the “security dialogue,” the National Industrial Transportation League has invited some key players to participate in its annual conference next week.

The Nature of Energy as a Purchased Item - Part One

Posted 11/07 · 08:21 PM · SCMR Editorial
Of the myriad of items that are purchased by companies on a daily basis, energy is a stand out.
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Election 2010: Be sure to vote

Posted 11/02 · 06:01 AM · MMH Editorial
This morning, I participated in that most American of institutions. I voted.

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