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
Posted 07/21 · 09:37 AM · SCMR Editorial
CombineNet, Inc., has introduced its Sourcing Health Check, a free diagnostic program designed to identify additional savings and value creation opportunities in supplier sourcing activities.
Posted 07/19 · 10:48 PM · LM Editorial
As fellow blogger – Mike Regan – notes in a recent fine article by Jeff Berman, “there has never been a period of volatility in fuel prices like there has been in the last year."
Posted 07/19 · 10:39 PM · LM Editorial
Just when U.S. exports are ramping up, comes news that the American Association of Port Authorities and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration have signed a Memorandum of Intent at the Port of Oakland.
Posted 07/19 · 04:52 PM · SCMR Editorial
Minimizing inventory investment and carrying costs while maintaining high service levels can be a tough balancing act. But best-practice companies have shown that it can be done - profitably.
Posted 07/19 · 02:21 PM · LM Editorial
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, is taking steps to augment its ocean freight forwarding services in the form of a new Ocean Choices portfolio the company introduced today.
Posted 07/18 · 04:38 PM · LM Editorial
After the critical shortages of containers of last year, production has picked up again, but high container prices and a tight ratio of containers to vessel slots will continue to constrain the availability of boxes
Posted 07/18 · 11:24 AM · LM Editorial
Global supply chain and logistics services provider CEVA Logistics recently held its first global Supplier Awards ceremony. CEVA said these awards were launched as “part of its relentless quest for excellence” and are designed to recognize “impeccable execution, commitment, and strategic alignment among” its supplier base. LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman interviewed CEVA CEO John Pattullo about these awards and current trends and issues in the global 3PL market.
Posted 07/18 · 10:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
Rising labor costs in China have forced apparel retailers to consider relocating at least some of their production to countries with a lower wage structure, and Vietnam has proved to be one of the top choices.
Posted 07/18 · 10:00 AM · MMH Editorial
Seasonal economic trade patterns appear to be intact based on the most recent batch of monthly data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
Posted 07/18 · 08:34 AM · LM Editorial
Compared to a year ago, volumes are down overall at both ports.