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

Supply Chain Finance: Research findings point toward failed cost cutting strategies

Posted 06/30 · 08:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Hackett Group, a global strategic business advisory firm, has recently detailed the problems large companies face mitigating commodity cost increases

BTS reports surface trade with NAFTA partners is up 12.1 percent in April

Posted 06/29 · 09:49 AM · LM Editorial
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 12.1 percent in April 2011 compared to April 2010, coming in at $73.8 billion.

Saia study reveals ongoing shipper concerns

Posted 06/28 · 04:18 PM · LM Editorial
Not surprisingly, the primary concern among small to medium-sized businesses, is the economy

UPS and Merck extend relationship with a global supply chain focus

Posted 06/28 · 11:28 AM · LM Editorial
Taking steps to further leverage a relationship that has been intact since 2003, UPS and global pharmaceutical giant Merck said today they are expanding their distribution and logistics agreement on more of a global supply chain basis.

It’s All about Execution

Posted 06/27 · 01:38 PM · SCMR Editorial
The measure of success for Strategic Sourcing organizations is in the execution. It takes discipline and commitment to execute, especially in today’s world of constant distractions.

Report suggests DB Schenker may leave U.S. market

Posted 06/27 · 11:05 AM · LM Editorial
The report stated that Deutsche Bahn management is considering restructuring Schenker’s U.S. business but added a withdrawal is more possible. And it added that Schenker management was due to deliver a business update by mid July and Deutsche Bahn executives plan to take a decision on the future of its U.S. business by the end of the year, possibly as early as August.

Jacobs-led investor group preps to take helm at Express-1 Expedited Solutions

Posted 06/21 · 02:08 PM · LM Editorial
Earlier this month, an investment group led by Bradley S. Jacobs, an entrepreneur and founder and owner of Jacobs Private Equity LLC, and Express-1 Expedited Solutions, a non-asset-based third party logistics (3PL) transportation services provider, said they have entered into an agreement in which Jacobs and a group of co-investors will invest up to $150 million in cash in Express-1.

U.S. microchips to remain in demand through 2013

Posted 06/21 · 11:21 AM · LM Editorial
The cornerstone of America’s tech industry is forecasting increased global sales, and touting pro-business policies for lasting economic recovery

Ocean cargo: Port of San Francisco concentrates on bulk

Posted 06/21 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of San Francisco, which ceded major container operations to its cross-bay rival, the Port of Oakland, many years ago, is getting back to basics.

3PL/4PL: Shippers may be shopping for new lead logistics providers

Posted 06/21 · 07:15 AM · SCMR Editorial
Shippers using more than one third-party logistics (3PL) provider may consider using a single 4PL as they seek to penetrate new markets, said a prominent industry expert.

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