Country of Origin: Ukraine

Monday, May 5, 2014 · Rosemary Coates
As the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate, many of us in the global supply chain community are keeping close watch.

AirCargo 2014 to Highlight Strategies and Innovations for Business Growth

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
When the Air Freight Forwarder’s Association (AfA) stages its annual conference next month, the focus will be “closing the deal.”

Single Largest Initiative on Conflict Minerals Compliance Introduced

Friday, January 24, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
"Corporate social responsibility is no longer an optional activity for an organization's success," says Jess Kraus, CEO and Co-founder of Source Intelligence. In an interview with SCMR, he notes that transparency, accountability and responsible sourcing are just…

Scary Parts of International Markets

Monday, January 13, 2014 · Rosemary Coates
Among the many challenges with logistics in Russia, some are unique requirements that don’t exist in other places.

Supply Chain Managers Must Leverage “Market Power” for Security and Profit

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
Supply chain managers arguably have no peer in understanding the complexity of the global economic and regulatory environment. In like manner, they’re among those best positioned to expedite a cutting-edge approach to public-private security cooperation that boosts economic…

More on Intra-Asia Trade Compliance

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
China is working on its own version of a 24-hour rule and is implementing it already in several ports.

U.S. Supply Chain Managers Must Get Up to Speed on Intra-Asia Trade Next Year

Monday, September 30, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
Trade Tech chief executive officer Bryn Heimbeck looks at Japan’s new advanced filing requirements that come into effect early next year.

New Advances in Security Since 9/11

Monday, September 16, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
New procedures, rules and regulations now in place not only serve to deter future attacks, but also provide more transparency in the supply chain

Chinese Shadow Banking

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 · Rosemary Coates
Shadow banking or curbside lending is the way many merchants and manufacturers in China go about securing business loans.

Supply Chain Risk Mitigation: Part III

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
While digital progress has enriched the lives of many supply chain managers and the companies they serve, industry analysts warn that there’s a dark side to our reliance on complex computer systems. Indeed some experts contend that our product pipelines have never been more…

Supply Chain Risk Mitigation: Part II

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
Analysts advise shippers to take an inventory of existing and potential risks as a way to determine immediate threats and those that may be posed in the future by suppliers.

Supply Chain Risk Mitigation: A Three-Part Overview

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
Industry analysts agree that it’s important to make risk assessment an ongoing process, allowing for frequent plan updates as political conditions, fuel prices, tariffs, currency exchange rates, labor costs, and other supply chain security threats arise.

Security Experts Maintain Advanced Technology Can Deter Terrorists

Friday, April 19, 2013 · SCMR Staff
Security and supply chain experts provide a checklist for tracking transportation threats.

A Unified Approach to Air Cargo Security is Long Overdue

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
ICAO’s engagement with industry, including GACAG members, in recognizing best practices and developing standards, recommendations, guidance materials and templates is a positive approach to achieving improvements.

New Call For Air Cargo Security Standards

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 · Patrick Burnson
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) should serve as the focal point for implementing global air cargo supply chain security standards, the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) says.



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