Shifting perspectives on supply chain management, coupled with the realities of total landed cost, are driving manufacturers to weigh the benefits of flinging production operations in China back to the United States.
Prompted by new FDA regulations, shippers examine food transportation and distribution safety procedures.
Manufacturers are adapting their shipping cartons to effect supply chain change by reducing waste, slashing transport costs, and boosting efficiency.
Computer carrying case manufacturer Targus gets a handle on duty drawback with global trade management software.
David Fisher, director of global logistics at Johns Manville in Denver, promotes collaboration through the organization's supply chain departments worldwide and designates preferred carriers to promote strong partner relationships.
3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics Perspectives
Viewing order management as an opportunity to add value ensures that 3PLs act as a partner that adds real revenue-side value, and not just another vendor, writes Clyde Mount, 3PL Worldwide.
New global supply chain challenges present growth opportunities for logistics professionals, writes Publisher Keith Biondo.
IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain Technology
Cloud-based logistics technology systems offer the speed, accessibility, efficiency, and shared data necessary for success in an increasingly global business environment, writes Echo Global’s Doug Waggoner.
Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain Analysis
A combination of factors such as increased competition and global security threats have increased the pressure on companies to improve logistics efficiencies. Page Siplon, executive director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, addresses these factors and offers strategies for handling them.
Global shippers must be well-prepared to ensure the safety of international cargo shipments, writes Bill Anderson of Ryder System Inc.
Energy resources often spell the difference between an adequate location and a great one. Energy utilities may therefore serve as a valuable partners in the site selection process.
Reverse logistics has become an area of high priority for companies looking to reduce costs, add efficiencies, and improve the customer experience, writes Steve Sensing, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions.