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

Global Logistics: Proceed with caution in América Latina

Posted 09/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to stay in low gear in 2014, according to the IMF’s latest forecast for the region. Shippers are advised to practice extreme due diligence before entering the marketplace.

3PL management: Building the dream house

Posted 09/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
The continued evolution of “digital supply networks” depends on just how well shippers and their third-party logistics provider partners can work together to take costs out of the system while making improvements in flexibility and speed. Our consulting team offers a high-level blueprint for making it happen.

The Top 25 Freight Forwarders: Leaders prepare for demand surge

Posted 09/01 · 02:00 PM · LM Editorial
With most economists forecasting robust growth in U.S. manufacturing, global freight intermediaries must be prepared for a spike in new business—and concurrent expectations for higher levels of performance.

Pearson on Excellence: Supply chain risk management and the keys to high ROI

Posted 09/01 · 07:00 AM · LM Editorial
In a very real sense, supply chain management is about managing risk: anticipating, avoiding, and minimizing supply chain upheavals caused by weather events, political havoc, technology problems, economic turmoil, market changes, currency swings, supply shortages and labor strife, to name but a few.

Mixed reports on Asia Pacific crime

Posted 08/29 · 09:39 AM · LM Editorial
Supply chain security provider Freightwatch International has released its semi-annual report on cargo theft in the Asia Pacific region for the first half of 2014, which contains some heartening news for U.S. shippers reliant on trucking, warehousing and retail.

Cyber Hackers Threaten Global Supply Chains

Posted 08/29 · 08:39 AM · SCMR Editorial
Calling the global supply chain “the next playground for hackers,” The International Maritime Bureau is calling for vigilance.

JDA announces executive promotions

Posted 08/27 · 09:43 AM · MMH Editorial
Razat Gaurav to lead global industries and solutions; Enrique Rodriguez appointed global sales leader.

Will West Coast longshore labor finally come to terms?

Posted 08/27 · 07:54 AM · LM Editorial
More talking remains before the deal is done

Ethical Supply Chains May Become Competitive Advantage

Posted 08/21 · 08:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
Software Advice, a consulting firm recently acquired by Gartner, Inc., has produced a report suggesting that consumers may be judging how “ethical” a company is before buying its products.

Asia Pacific Supply Chain a Bit More Secure This Year

Posted 08/18 · 06:38 PM · SCMR Editorial
Reported Hijackings dropped drastically from the first half of 2013, contributing to the overall decrease in the theft rate for the Asia-Pacific region.
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