All Global Logistics Entries
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Most enterprises have logistics and transportation risk management protocols that can address localized disruptions. Global supply chain risks, however, can have cascading and unintended consequences that no one organization can mitigate. Here are recommendations for managing the vulnerabilities.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Scores of shippers and their freight intermediaries agree that basic brokerage and forwarding services are keeping pace with demands from new and emerging markets.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The solar panel maker is reliant on efficient manufacturing practices, but when it came to inbound shipping and distribution across borders, those operations began to suffer as the company grew. Here’s how this progressive shipper partnered with its 3PL to re-engineer its logistics model to save 25 percent on its inbound costs.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
While Mexico and Canada remain our primary international opportunity, LM
’s analyst panel tell us that bolder players will be exploring more distant markets once the Panama Canal expansion is complete.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
A flurry of new trade agreements should signal greater opportunity for U.S. importers and exporters. But this means that another layer of compliance complexity has been introduced. How will today’s global shippers deal with the new risk/reward scenario?
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
The foremost specialty chemicals and materials company brought on a transformational logistics leader, shed its transportation and warehouse assets, and ramped up a rapid worldwide expansion. Here’s how it happened.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
What is the country doing to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of those global supply chain networks that have tapped its resources and fueled its rise to power?
Monday, August 01, 2011
As more attention is being paid to volatility in the supply chain, many shippers are reassessing their global sourcing and distribution strategies. Will multinationals retreat to a hemispheric, near-shoring model or opt for a hybrid that maintains an international component?
Friday, July 01, 2011
The elimination of required cargo liability insurance by the FMCSA now forces shippers to independently verify the existence of the policy and nature of the coverage held by their carriers. Sound time-consuming? Our transportation law expert offers some practical advice.
Sunday, May 01, 2011
With President Obama continuing to emphasize exports, specialized shipping intermediaries are more important than ever to global logistics operations. But how do shippers identify and choose the right freight forwarder?