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

Sage Advice: Plan your work and then work your plan

Posted 10/11 · 10:56 AM · LM Editorial
You finished your budget almost a year ago. At that time you forecasted what your volumes were going to be, you determined your origin and destination city pairs, and then set the levels of service that you’re going to provide internal customers and partners. You rolled it all up into the overall supply chain budget and then presented it to management.

Reverse logistics requires new expertise

Posted 10/11 · 09:58 AM · SCMR Editorial
A forward supply chain is only half of the total logistics process, says a 4PRL executive

WDC Special Report: Three ways to prepare for growth, while containing costs

Posted 10/08 · 12:00 PM · LM Editorial
We asked a panel with more than 75 years combined experience in logistics and distribution to identify three warehouse/DC best practices that improve the distribution network, reduce the work, and leverage the most important asset in any organization—its people.

Security technology: Closing the vulnerability gap

Posted 10/08 · 12:00 PM · LM Editorial
Successful integration of technology into a supply chain security strategy will expedite border crossing wait times and reduce insurance costs. Fortunately, new technologies continue to be introduced that provide greater transparency at some of the critical junctures where security needs and vulnerability overlap.

The International Monetary Fund says credit crunch may impact supply chain

Posted 10/08 · 06:10 AM · SCMR Editorial
Progress to restore global financial stability has suffered a setback in advanced economies, states the IMF's Global Financial Stability Report

CSCMP conference raises important concerns about the economy

Posted 10/07 · 02:28 PM · SCMR Editorial
The recently-concluded annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in San Diego provided a great deal of insight on the macro- and micro-economic issues impacting the supply chain

Business news: NRF calls for 2.3% gain in holiday sales

Posted 10/07 · 10:50 AM · MMH Editorial
Recent projections from the National Retail Federation indicate that 2010 holiday retail sales will hit $447.1 billion.

The Panama Canal Authority and Algeciras Bay Port Authority sign MOU

Posted 10/06 · 02:33 PM · LM Editorial
The memorandum of understanding will establish a strategic partnership to promote international commerce and logistic activities
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Supply chain: Reducing inventory can disrupt supply chain, say some experts

Posted 10/05 · 08:27 AM · MMH Editorial
Disruptions can lead to 7% lower sales and 11% higher costs.

Reducing inventory can disrupt supply chain, say some experts

Posted 10/05 · 05:21 AM · SCMR Editorial
Businesses that scaled back on supply during the recession may find themselves or their suppliers suddenly unable to accommodate increased demand as the economy begins to recover, some experts warn

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