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

APICS and AST&L announce merger plans

Posted 05/05 · 02:39 PM · MMH Editorial
Two prominent supply chain organizations—APICS and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L)—announced this week they plan to merge.

Freight Forwarders: New regulations complicate the “cold chain”

Posted 05/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
Forwarders who specialize in the controlled temperature marketplace are facing more regulations now than ever. But by bringing new technology into the fore, they can quickly meet compliance standards and differentiate their service. Here’s some advice for shippers looking to solve the “cold chain” challenge with the help of a third party.

Top 20 U.S. Ports: Competition heats up for discretionary cargo

Posted 05/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
At this time last year, West Coast port congestion was a speculative concern. Now that shippers have seen the worst case scenario unfold, many analysts feel that Gulf and East Coast ports are ready to pull in more vessel calls at peak season this year. Is a “battle royale” waiting for the bell?

60 second with Scott Sopher, Deloitte

Posted 05/01 · 08:20 AM · MMH Editorial
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Scott Sopher at Deloitte about a recent survey conducted with MHI.

Do Subsidies Improve Drug Delivery in Southern Africa?

Posted 04/30 · 12:54 PM · SCMR Editorial
Programs to improve healthcare in developing countries rely, to a large extent, on the efficiency of pharmaceutical delivery systems in these regions. In places such as Southern Africa, price inflation along the value chain makes medicines less accessible.

Kenco partners with University of Tennessee on warehouse best practices study

Posted 04/29 · 01:45 PM · MMH Editorial
“The ABCs of DCs” identifies best practices for modern distribution centers across 11 key functions.

Reshoring Initiative 2014 report highlights positive job trends

Posted 04/28 · 01:11 PM · MMH Editorial
Since 2003, when the U.S. lost 140,000 manufacturing jobs to offshoring, last year saw a net gain of more than 10,000 jobs.

Freight Condition Index Signals New Challenges for Supply Chain Managers

Posted 04/28 · 07:20 AM · SCMR Editorial
The most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR made it clear that tougher times are back for supply chain managers.

Ocean Carrier and Terminal Ops Collaboration Remain Key Concern for Supply Chain Managers

Posted 04/27 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
In this exclusive interview with Navis senior vice president, Andy Barrons, SCMR presents an overview of the recently-concluded Navis World 2015 in San Francisco.

MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation launches Manufacturing Innovation Consortium

Posted 04/24 · 01:16 PM · MMH Editorial
Forum founder discusses challenges and opportunities.

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