Archive for global trade management

Digital Supply Chain: Where Can You Find Value?

There’s a lot of talk these days about the digital supply chain, including what it means and why it’s important. Two questions that always seem to come up in these discussions are “What’s the value of digitization?” and “What’s the business case for it?” I explored these and other related questions with Gary Barraco, Director […]

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Navigating the Ever-Changing Global Trade Landscape

You can’t go a day without seeing global trade in the news, whether it’s new tariffs, trade agreements, NAFTA, BREXIT, or similar items. It’s one thing to read about these hot topics, however, it’s quite another to navigate the consequences for supply chain and logistics professionals. What is the potential impact on your supply chain? […]

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Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders. A single item can touch multiple continents before landing in the hands of the consumer. And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help […]

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Did You Prepare for Chinese New Year? Some Tips for Next Year

In the US, we’ve got Times Square cleaned up, the holiday décor packed away for another year, and the store shelves already stocked with red hearts filled with chocolate as we prepare for Valentine’s Day. But supply chain and logistics experts know they need to prepare for another holiday first. One that will create a […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born. He was a tiny little thing when he was born, smaller than the palm of your hand. I guess the kids envisioned him growing up big like his father Otis, but Cow ended up being the runt in the […]

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Trade Compliance: Still Think It’s Just Paperwork?

Still think trade compliance is just paperwork? Still managing it with Excel spreadsheets? An article in the Wall Street Journal last week by Henry Cutter (Whistleblower Lawyers See a Growth Area: Customs Fraud) is another reminder of why trade compliance is not just paperwork or a low-priority cost center hidden in the basement of your […]

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