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

Resources May Not Be Running Out…But That Doesn’t Mean “Business as Usual”

Posted 06/11 · 03:49 PM · SCMR Editorial
In the last several years, major companies have drawn the attention of international media when they have suffered supply disruptions due to raw material shortages.

MAPI Economic Forecast: Investment spending to drive growth

Posted 06/11 · 01:53 PM · MMH Editorial
Manufacturing production expected to grow 3.2% in 2014 and 4.0% in 2015.

Omni-channel Retailing Creates New Challenges for Supply Chain Managers

Posted 06/10 · 08:16 AM · SCMR Editorial
A new report by Capgemini Consulting reveals industry views about the rapidly evolving retail landscape, including business challenges and opportunities.

West Coast Supply Chain Managers Ramp up Ocean Cargo Orders

Posted 06/09 · 02:39 PM · SCMR Editorial
With the June 30 deadline for contract talks for West Coast dockworkers between the between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) approaching, import activity at United States-based retail container ports is expected to see earlier than usual gains for this time of year, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

New Focus on Supplier Relationship Management

Posted 06/09 · 09:02 AM · SCMR Editorial
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) may be staging a comeback, as companies seek new ways of mitigating risk and controlling costs.

Port of Oakland’s Maritime Chief Shares His Vision: Part I

Posted 06/05 · 08:07 AM · SCMR Editorial
Port of Oakland Director of Maritime John C. Driscoll has now been at his post for nearly a year. In this exclusive two-part interview, he shares some of the lessons he’s learned so far, and relates his vision for the future.

U.S. ocean container scans “deeply flawed”

Posted 06/04 · 04:15 PM · LM Editorial
Our trading partners have long maintained that expanding screening with available technology would slow the flow of commerce and drive up costs to consumers without bringing significant security benefits

Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain

Posted 06/04 · 08:48 AM · SCMR Editorial
This article is an excerpt from a University of Tennessee, Global Supply Chain Institute whitepaper, sponsored by UPS Capital Management

The Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to reach 26 billion installed units by 2020

Posted 06/02 · 01:46 PM · SCMR Editorial
The future explosion in the number of intelligent devices will create a network rich with information that allows supply chains to assemble and communicate in new ways.

Apple’s Supply Chain May Steal Developer’s Thunder

Posted 06/02 · 12:29 PM · SCMR Editorial
This week opens Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. This is generally a forum to announce new products, but the company is also likely to build upon its recent advances in supply chain visibility

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