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

Mitigating Risk Means Evaluating Emerging Nation Resilience

Posted 08/05 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
FM Global commissioned analytics and advisory firm Oxford Metrica to develop country rankings with the aim of bolstering intelligent dialogue around building resilience and avoiding supply chain disruption.

Emerging Economies Launch Development Bank

Posted 08/05 · 08:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
Last month’s summit meeting of leaders from the BRICS in Brazil yielded a surprise for many supply chain managers evaluating emerging nations: The rise of a the “New Development Bank”

Other Voices: Lean manufacturing as a way to eliminate waste

Posted 08/04 · 09:24 AM · MMH Editorial
With a willingness to change, managers will find how quickly the little things add up.

Fortna hires Steve DeFazio to lead global services organization

Posted 08/04 · 09:18 AM · MMH Editorial
Former manager at IHS and Ernst & Young and former vice president, Latin America Supply Chain at Avon Products fills newly created position.

AAPA Applauds Progress on Surface Transportation Funding

Posted 08/04 · 08:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
The nation’s supply chain managers are not alone in welcoming overdue transport legislation. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and its member U.S. ports are also grateful for the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act

Global Logistics: Emerging markets gain traction

Posted 08/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
Long regarded as upstarts, today’s emerging markets are demanding respect as they vie for genuine contention in today’s global marketplace. These climbers are concentrating on their logistical advantages to capture market share and attract new investment.

Moore on Pricing: Keep a weather eye on ocean markets

Posted 08/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
In 2013 we saw multiple attempts by carriers to firm up ocean freight pricing in trans-Pacific lanes. In the meantime, trans-Suez lanes were regularly defeated by rapid additions to available ship capacity in other key lanes as prices started to look better.

Investment Inflows to China Plunge as Japan “Pivots” to ASEAN

Posted 07/30 · 03:04 PM · SCMR Editorial
Aside from China's rapidly eroding competitiveness for low-end manufacturing and the bilateral political tensions, another driver has been significant trade-liberalization initiatives being untaken by a number of ASEAN economies.
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Nothing Academic About This initiative: IBM and OSU Partnership

Posted 07/29 · 12:06 PM · SCMR Editorial
IBM and the Ohio State University have teamed up to provide companies with future managers who have a solid understanding of the “right” tools needed to meet customer service and business expectations.

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Enterprise Applications Introduced

Posted 07/29 · 09:02 AM · SCMR Editorial
For supply chain managers, this service can streamline procurement processes with applications to view purchase requisition self-service orders orders awaiting approval.

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