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

Paying the Price for Outdated SKU Clusters

Posted 10/26 · 08:48 AM · SCMR Editorial
Companies often group inventory items into classes in order to manage them more efficiently. Managers routinely use these clusters or segmentations in their inventory replenishment planning decisions. However, as companies grow and their operations expand, these classifications can become outdated.
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How Manufacturing Employers Are Getting Lean

Posted 10/23 · 02:21 PM · MMH Editorial
Comprehensive survey illustrates trends in utilization of lean programs and pay rates for lean champions.

Freight Forwarding Market Going Through Structural Change

Posted 10/22 · 03:23 PM · SCMR Editorial
With highly volatile freight rates and oil prices, the freight forwarding market is undergoing structural changes and an uncertain global economic situation means that forwarders need to be attuned and responsive to macro-trends.

3 Keys to Managing Supplier Integrity

Posted 10/22 · 03:14 PM · SCMR Editorial
A procurement department’s supplier relationships can vary widely. In some cases, the relationship is strong and productive. In others, the relationship can be tense, fraught with disagreement, or fully dysfunctional.

Barcoding, Inc. launches #SupplyChainGeek Network

Posted 10/21 · 12:25 PM · MMH Editorial
New digital community is designed to support collaboration and sharing for people involved with all aspects of the supply chain.

Supply Chain Managers Encouraged to Voice Opinions on California’s Ports

Posted 10/20 · 09:09 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Pacific Coast Council of Custom Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, Inc. stages its annual conference – WESCCON – at this time of year to bring supply chain managers up to date on the latest ocean freight trends and practices. It also gives industry experts a chance to speculate on “worst case scenarios.”

G7 Declaration on Social Justice Will Enhance Global Supply Chain

Posted 10/20 · 08:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
Late last week in Berlin, the leaders of the G7 issued a ministerial declaration outlining specific actions to promote worker rights and improve working conditions and environmental protections in global supply chains.
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Shippers must remain vigilant if California’s ports are to recover

Posted 10/19 · 03:24 PM · LM Editorial
John McLaurin, president of the San Francisco-based Pacific Merchant Shipping Association tells shippers that complacency is not an option

Logistics managers confront worldwide corruption

Posted 10/16 · 09:31 AM · LM Editorial
Among the many concerns shared by supply chain managers, corruption remains high when it comes to doing global business.
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Top Ocean Carriers Part III: Is Bigger Really Better?

Posted 10/16 · 09:30 AM · SCMR Editorial
According to new report issued by The International Transport Forum – an intergovernmental group with 54 member countries within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – there are cost savings of mega-ships, but these are decreasing and might not even be realized.

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