Consider the following four core elements when assessing and establishing your freight forwarder partnership in order to boost your internal compliance program.
With rumors that Uber and Amazon may be about to launch their own global freight brokerage businesses, traditional forwarders and brokers are understandably nervous. But the British International Freight Association (BIFA) reacts to current speculation by underlining "the vastly challenging and circuitous landscape" that forwarders and brokers operate in daily.
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Tim Thoma, international logistics and compliance manager at Northern Tool and Equipment, is responsible for moving product purchased from overseas.
Use these seven tips to find a partner in China that is right for your company.
When it came time to face the ACE, HW St. John bet on an automated solution that streamlines processes and deals customers a winning hand.
Don’t risk entrusting your shipments to a fraudulent freight broker. Check broker credentials to protect your goods.
Shippers and trucking brokers must understand the differences among the service levels carriers offer.
Shipping freight plays a vital role in supply chain management, yet many shippers neglect to take control of their inbound shipments. Industry experts offer strategies for overcoming five common obstacles to successful inbound freight management.
The demands of volatile markets and structural changes taking place in the ocean freight sector make strong shipper/carrier partnerships beneficial to both parties.
Shippers should consider the advantages of placing their supply chain needs in the hands of a single freight forwarder or multiple agents, writes Julian Keeling, Consolidators International Inc.
Effectively managing your freight forwarders helps improve supply chain compliance.
A professional freight forwarder that represents the interests of all supply chain participants can serve as the missing link in supply chain communication.
Using one qualified company for Customs brokerage and freight forwarding reduces the logistical work on the customer’s end, while also making it easier to deliver Customs compliance and an optimal experience from pick-up to delivery.
In early 2017, major ocean cargo carriers further consolidated from four alliances to three that dominate global trade. Because this change impacts shippers in a number of ways that include lanes and ports of call, it’s important to know how best to work with them to minimize risks. Experts share best practices that will help.
Make sure issues that can disrupt your supply chain are limited and infrequent. Here are several predictable and unpredictable risks that you should plan for:
Many traditional airfreight forwarders are remaining relevant by enhancing their online capabilities and expanding the range of supply chain services they offer.