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

Accenture wins major energy supply chain contract

Posted 09/12 · 02:15 PM · SCMR Editorial
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency awarded Accenture a four-year, $73 million contract to integrate DLA’s energy supply chain into its enterprise business system program.
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19th Annual Masters of Logistics Study: Efficiency remains top priority

Posted 09/10 · 10:00 AM · LM Editorial
The findings of our annual study reveal that shippers have not significantly changed how they manage their logistics and transportation activities over the past year. However, we find that the Masters are moving to a more defined organizational structure and are putting more 3PLs to work to help them gain significant cost advantage once the recovery finally kicks in.

Adopting and upgrading Transportation Management Systems (TMS)

Posted 09/10 · 10:00 AM · LM Editorial
Even though technology has infiltrated every link of the supply chain, TMS adoptions are still surprisingly low. Here are two companies that have taken the plunge and have strengthened their logistics operations with a TMS tailored to their specific needs.

Cargo & Liability insurance: How to ride the tightrope

Posted 09/10 · 10:00 AM · LM Editorial
Cargo insurance is the oldest type of insurance in existence, yet it’s often the least understood. Whether you are a transportation intermediary or a shipper, here are some cargo insurance buying tips from the unique perspective of an insurance insider.

New Interest in Supply Chain Analytics

Posted 09/10 · 08:35 AM · SCMR Editorial
Supply chain analytics enables you to collect, store, and analyze data in a way that leads to better supply chain decisions.
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Feeling BP’s Pain

Posted 09/08 · 12:03 PM · LM Editorial
Now that BP has finally issued its oil-spill report, supply chain managers may have another example of “blind out-sourcing.”

Made in the U.S.A. – the new frontier for sourcing?

Posted 09/07 · 11:45 AM · SCMR Editorial
There has been a growing realization that "the obvious" global sourcing decision may not be so obvious after all.

Keeping it Simple

Posted 09/03 · 12:26 PM · SCMR Editorial
The recently concluded SCOPE West conference in Las Vegas yielded some remarkable information, and delivered on its promise of fresh insight.

Getting the most from your own pallet pool

Posted 09/01 · 06:15 PM · MMH Editorial
Behind every successful pallet pool is a pallet management program to recover, repair and get those pallets back into the supply chain. Here’s what it takes to do it right.
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Pallets move Modern’s readers

Posted 09/01 · 05:58 PM · MMH Editorial
From wood to plastic to pallet pools, our readers tell us what’s important in pallets.

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