Tuesday, March 04, 2014
When the Air Freight Forwarder’s Association (AfA) stages its annual conference next month, the focus will be “closing the deal.”
Posted on 03/04 at 10:12 AM
Air Freight •
Thursday, February 20, 2014
By completing the International Trade Data System (ITDS), the processing and approval times for U.S. businesses that export American-made goods and services will be cut from days to minutes.
Posted on 02/20 at 04:11 AM
Global Trade •
Monday, February 10, 2014
When Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) President Sandy Kennedy spoke with SCMR recently, she emphasized that her organization will continue to urge Congress to grant Trade Promotion Authority so that we can move forward with important trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Trade in Services Agreement, and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Friday, February 07, 2014
The employment report released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics may add to the concern that supply chain professionals will be replaced by automation in the future.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Third Annual SCM Directors’ Conference will be held February 12-14, 2014 at the University of San Diego campus in partnership with UT Dallas and Gartner
Monday, January 20, 2014
Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 is an annual ranking that calls out large manufacturers and retailers from the Fortune Global 500 and the Forbes Global 2000 who display superior supply chain performance, capabilities and leadership of the best supply chains.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Among the many challenges with logistics in Russia, some are unique requirements that don’t exist in other places.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Dr. Jarrod Goentzel, Director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab, has written a compelling account of the response to Typhoon Haiyan
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Perhaps in our rush to take advantage of low cost manufacturing in China, we overlooked some of the costs.
Posted on 12/10 at 11:00 AM
Supply Chain •
Monday, December 09, 2013
According to the first Sage Mid-Market Business Index survey, American business confidence in the mid-market is the fifth highest in the world.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Japan’s 24 Hour Rule, the Advanced Filing Requirement (AFR), goes into effect on March 1, 2014 and the penalty phase will apply just 10 days later on March 10, 2014. This doesn’t leave much time for those who have not already begun the process of selecting a service provider and begun the process of developing internal procedures and training programs.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The San Francisco Bay Area can easily lay claim to being the epicenter for supply chain sustainability, with scores of companies here united in a mission to make transportation cleaner and more efficient.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Chinese are much less direct in their communication than Westerners. In business dealings, you must watch for indirect signals and the context of the situation.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Globalization of business services requires dramatic changes to improve visibility of management information, in part through expanded use of automation. But most companies lag far behind in this area