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2009 Global Logistics GuideInbound Logistics' 5th Annual Global Logistics Guide presents a navigational beacon as you scope out and steer your company's global reckoning through an uncertain economic abyss. The guide indentifies global hotspots that excel in the three key areas: Transportation Infrastructure, IT Competency and People Power. Download the PDF
PORTFOLIO: New Ports of CallCommercial ports are the heart of global supply chains, vital to the ebb and flow of world trade. Join IL as we drop anchor at two up-and-coming ro/ro cargo hubs -- Port of Baltimore and Port of Calais, France. Download the PDF
Retail Apparel: Coming (Back) to AmericaA decade ago, garment manufacturing in the United States was practically a dead industry as apparel companies flocked to low-cost manufacturing countries. But then came the fuel crisis, banking credit system meltdown, and the realization that the time merchandise spends traveling in a container is time not spent on store shelves. Suddenly, America is the new global hotspot.
Lock, Stock, and Barrel: How Secure Is Your Cargo?When it comes to protecting shipments from theft, businesses have an arsenal of tools at their disposal. From high-tech tracking and monitoring to basic intrusion prevention, these devices and technologies, combined with common-sense security practices, can help thwart cargo thieves.
Buy American, Transport American?
The United States has been a serious player in the international buying and selling arena for decades. Contributing Editor Robert Malone explains why it may be trickier than it sounds to now decide we'll only "Buy American."
Risks & Rewards
Help Wanted: Seeking Qualified Logistics Professionals
With demands like regulatory compliance, security initiatives, and constantly changing industry standards, finding qualified transportation personnel is crucial. Dan Negron, vice president of TT Club, examines what the logistics segment is doing to attract a younger generation of professionals.
The Evolving Supply Chain Manager
John J. Tracy, president of Tracy-Hayden Associates, lauds the men and women who will usher supply chain management into its next renaissance.
Understanding 10+2 Requirements
The Customs and Border Protection agency's Importer Security Filing regulation has become commonly known as the 10+2 initiative because it requires importers and vessel-operating carriers to provide trade data (10 elements and two elements each, respectively) for non-bulk cargo shipments arriving into the United States via ocean. Here are 10 tips for complying with the new regulations
Daniel Most: Making the Pieces Fit
Walgreens distribution center dispatcher Daniel Most put his love of puzzles to work in the DHL Fast Forward, a worldwide logistics simulation -- and helped his team achieve an impressive finish.
Refrigerated Transport: Really Remote Control
The Monday-morning discovery of a malfunctioning reefer full of spoiled poultry products prompted Siloam Springs, Arkansas-based food distributor Simmons Foods to implement Star Trak's tracking and monitoring software in its trailers and refrigerated units.
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