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

Port Tracker ups first half 2011 growth forecast to 7.5 percent

Posted 03/07 · 11:04 AM · LM Editorial
Now that the first half 2011 prediction has been raised, the report is calling for 7.5 million TEU during that period, which would be a 9 percent gain over the first half of 2010. In 2010, the report said there was a total of 14.7 million TEU moved—a 16 percent gain over 2009, which was largely achieved due to 2009’s 12.7 million TEU serving as the lowest annual tally since 2003.

Finally coming into compliance with our NAFTA obligations

Posted 03/04 · 07:07 AM · SCMR Editorial
Following the announcement on Mexican trucking by President Obama and President Calderon, National Association of Manufacturers Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse noted that his constituents are “pleased.”

U.S., Mexico focus on cross-border trucking compromise

Posted 03/04 · 06:43 AM · LM Editorial
In a political battle that has seen more than its fair share of tension, the United States and Mexico have finally hammered out an agreement to resolve the issues surrounding the countries cross-border trucking program.

PierPASS and Ability-TriModal lead anti-congestion movement at Ports of LA/Long Beach

Posted 03/04 · 06:38 AM · LM Editorial
Stakeholders representing importers, exporters, motor carriers, ports, and marine terminal operators (MTOs) reconvened at an industry working group meeting, co-chaired by PierPASS and Ability-TriModal, to continue discussions on potential solutions to limit congestion outside the marine terminal gates at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

ISM issues positive report on NMI growth

Posted 03/04 · 06:10 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Institute for Supply Management reported that its Non-Manufacturing Report on Business showed positive growth for the 15th straight month.

Securing the supply chain is a constant challenge

Posted 03/01 · 04:30 PM · SCMR Editorial
In an era of globe-spanning operations, multiple events over the past year once again underscore the critical need to develop comprehensive business continuity plans in light of supply chain vulnerabilities

Do You Know a Supply Chain Leader?

Posted 03/01 · 04:02 PM · SCMR Editorial
One of the most popular sections of Supply Chain Management Review is our “Profiles in Leadership.” Written by Special Projects Editor John Kerr, the section spotlights individuals who have compiled a proven record of success and leadership in the supply chain community

Fighting Inflation - What are Businesses Doing?

Posted 02/28 · 12:15 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Hackett Group, Inc. invites supply chain and procurement executives and others to participate in a newly-launched quick poll designed to assess how companies are responding to input cost inflations and the best practices they're adopting to manage it.

Supply chain security passes a crucial test

Posted 02/28 · 07:36 AM · LM Editorial
A dramatic example of how supply chain transparency and the “known shipper” rule fights terrorism was on public display last week as Con-way Freight helped the FBI foil a jihadist plot.

The clock is ticking: technological breakthroughs may revive U.S. manufacturing

Posted 02/25 · 03:04 PM · SCMR Editorial
Two stories worth checking out in the mainstream business press suggest that U.S. manufacturing is poised for a comeback, and that a new supply chain model may not be far behind.

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