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

Supply Chain Managers Become More Reliant on Foreign Trade Zones

Posted 09/09 · 07:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
The value of exports from America’s Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) increased by 13.7 percent in 2013, to a record-high 79.5 billion in merchandise exported, according to figures released by the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in its Annual Report to Congress.

The Risk of Failure

Posted 09/05 · 11:33 AM · SCMR Editorial
Global supply chains have become longer, stretching worldwide; and with every stretched link comes the potential for a weak spot and additional risk of failure.

PierPass continues to ease container throughput at LA/Long Beach

Posted 09/05 · 09:52 AM · LM Editorial
PierPass Inc. recently announced that its OffPeak program has reached a major milestone, diverting its 30 millionth truck trip from weekday, daytime traffic in Los Angeles and Long Beach since the program began in July 2005.

Stop and Shop honored with supply chain education award

Posted 09/04 · 05:39 AM · MMH Editorial
The Bryant University Diamond Award for Industry Excellence in Supply Chain Education, granted by the Bryant University and the Supply Chain Management Summit, recognizes an organization that demonstrates superior commitment to supply chain education.

MasterCard and Basware Partner to Expedite B2B Payments

Posted 09/03 · 09:44 AM · SCMR Editorial
New research indicates that supply chain managers are increasingly confronted by the challenges of a “late paying culture,” undermining buyer-supplier relationships.
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Port of Seattle Commission selects Ted J. Fick as next CEO

Posted 09/03 · 08:49 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Seattle’s search for a new leader appears to be at end as its commission named Ted J. Fick to take over as CEO late last week.
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Port of Seattle Commission selects Ted J. Fick as next CEO

Posted 09/02 · 08:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
Fick has over 25 years of leadership experience in major manufacturing and transportation organizations – including oversight of international operations.
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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.

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