All Global Logistics Entries
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Threatened by “emerging nation” neighbors that can provide cheaper labor and more cost-effective transportation, China is now pushing back with even more development to keep pace.
Market research confirms that the freight forwarding industry is stabilizing, with the market leaders staying on top through mergers, acquisitions, and sticking to core competences.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Before entering this vibrant marketplace, trade experts advise logistics managers to conduct a very careful examination of the region’s transportation and regulatory infrastructure.
Monday, July 01, 2013
The extraordinary variations among emerging market countries suggest the need for multiple supply chains, each tailored to the needs of specific regions and supported by locally developed capabilities and talent. Our consulting team offers some suggestions for dealing with the real, rather than the ideal.
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Global logistics professionals are increasingly encouraged to undergo a systematic analysis of their exposure to risk and total landed cost related to a variety of procurement strategies. Often overlooked, however, is the financial health of their sub-tier suppliers.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
U.S. importers and exporters are now looking to draw the most value possible from the fertile Mexican market while remaining acutely aware of the risks involved. Our trade compliance expert offers steps to improve your cross-border activity both today and in the future.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Scores of major and minor third party logistics providers (3PLs) have found that offering “controlled-temperature” services can help shippers break into emerging markets and develop new revenue streams.
Even though the term 4PL remains shrouded in mystery, a number of prominent logistics providers claim that if there is indeed a 4th dimension, they’ve got it. But can they really deliver on that promise? After defining the differentiating features, we’ll let shippers decide.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Freight intermediaries are no longer happy waiting in the wings, and that’s great news for shippers who want deeper engagement as extra emphasis is placed on U.S. exports over the coming years.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
In today’s dynamic, global marketplace, shippers need to execute a checklist of essential action items in order to get the most out of their third-party logistics partnership.