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

Air cargo: EU set to charge U.S. airlines for carbon tax

Posted 07/28 · 11:21 AM · LM Editorial
An edict from the European Union (EU) focused on emissions reduction is drawing the ire of the United States Congress and the air cargo industry.

25 Ways to Lower Inventory Costs

Posted 07/28 · 11:10 AM · MMH Editorial
The prime objective for all supply chains is to provide clients with what they want, when they want it. Inventory management plays a central role in every supply chain’s need to satisfy its clients.

Schenker is making the right move in the U.S.

Posted 07/27 · 01:54 PM · LM Editorial
Given the uncertain nature of the economy, coupled with lessons learned from DHL Express in the U.S. and how it was forced to exit the U.S. market not all that long ago, this seems like the right move by Schenker. After all, should things improve, it can always come back with dedicated air cargo service here in the U.S.

Global logistics: UPS rolls out flights to Chengdu, China

Posted 07/27 · 10:59 AM · LM Editorial
UPS said this week that it has begun operating flights into Chengdu, China as part of an effort to expand its connections between Asia, Europe, and the United States.

FedEx completes acquisition of MultiPack, expands presence in Mexico

Posted 07/26 · 02:27 PM · LM Editorial
FedEx officials said that this deal will allow FedEx Express to provide a wider range of domestic and international transportation and logistics offerings in Mexico

Inventory Optimization: Show Me the Money

Posted 07/26 · 10:40 AM · LM 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.

DB Schenker plans to change U.S. air operations from dedicated to non-asset fixed model

Posted 07/25 · 08:57 AM · LM Editorial
Less than a month after reports indicated that Deutsche Bahn was considering shuttering its United States-based DB Schenker Logistics, a third-party logistics, trucking, and airfreight services provider, Schenker Inc. said late last week it is making significant changes to its North American business model.

Matson rebrands logistics units as “Matson Logistics”

Posted 07/22 · 12:57 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Matson name represents ocean transportation, domestic and international rail intermodal service, long haul and regional highway brokerage, supply chain services, LTL transportation, specialized hauling, and company-operated warehousing and distribution

New forecasting study released on leading consumer packaged goods industry

Posted 07/22 · 12:37 PM · SCMR Editorial
A new report produced by Terra Technology identifies forecasting trends based on activity from one third of the North American Consumer Packaged Goods market.

The importance of coaching

Posted 07/22 · 12:15 PM · SCMR Editorial
This week's guest blogger is my colleague James Baehr, a Senior Advisor at Greybeard Advisors LLC, and a contributing author of the new book “Next Level Supply Management Excellence.”

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