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

U.S. ports move closer to funding target

Posted 12/12 · 04:29 PM · LM Editorial
In reviewing the proposed $1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in Congress late last week, the American Association of Port Authorities noted that there are significant increases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Harbor Maintenance Tax operations and maintenance activities and construction budgets, and for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants program.

Bribery Remains a Global Supply Chain Concern

Posted 12/12 · 01:55 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released its first-ever analysis of anti-bribery on a global scale, sounding an alarm for U.S. supply chain managers.

U.S. Executives Remain Bullish on American Manufacturing, Says BCG

Posted 12/12 · 01:48 PM · SCMR Editorial
U.S.-based executives at large companies remain bullish on American manufacturing, and their actions are starting to show it, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group

AlixPartners Study Advises Supply Chain Managers to Consider Risk When Nearshoring

Posted 12/12 · 01:42 PM · SCMR Editorial
“Companies should look before they leap into reshoring or nearshoring,” said Foster Finley, managing director at AlixPartners and leader of the firm’s Supply Chain Practice in the Americas.

RPA Reusable Packaging Forum: Call for presentations

Posted 12/11 · 01:34 PM · MMH Editorial
Winners to be announced at April forum focusing on best practices, challenges, and benefits associated with reusables in a supply chain.

Should Supply Chain Professionals Plan for a Shift in Business from China to India?

Posted 12/09 · 09:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
Many industries are already leaving China in search of lower cost countries to produce goods such as cut and sew items and trinkets, even some electronic assembly and process industries.
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Reducing carbon pollution and supply chain efficiency remains challenging

Posted 12/08 · 02:05 PM · MMH Editorial
More progress is needed for federal goals of carbon pollution reduction to see subsequent supply chain gains.

GT Nexus and Capgemini Enter Strategic Partnership

Posted 12/08 · 10:03 AM · SCMR Editorial
GT Nexus and Capgemini Consulting in France recently announced that they have entered a strategic partnership to deliver a supply chain control tower to drive transformation in the manufacturing, life sciences, CPG and retail industries.

Research captures consumers’ high expectations for holiday deliveries

Posted 12/08 · 09:44 AM · MMH Editorial
Of 500 surveyed consumers, 86% said expectations for correct and on-time delivery are higher during the holiday shopping season.

ILWU and PMA may move closer to contract agreement in coming week

Posted 12/04 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
When the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) convenes a caucus in San Francisco next week, contract negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association may finally draw to a close.

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