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Challenges and Rewards of Moving Freight Between the U.S. and Mexico

Tom Sanderson, CEO of Transplace, discusses the growing U.S-Mexico freight market and how Transplace continues to strengthen its presence there. Sanderson also highlights border-crossing issues that continue to complicate U.S.-Mexico freight moves. [Run Time (Min.): 11:17] [more]

PortMiami's Model for Dynamic FTZs

PortMiami's Model for Dynamic FTZs

Export of tropical plants, refurbished yachts and medical instruments destined for Latin America are just some of the new developments at PortMiami's foreign trade zone, says Eric Olafson, manager of cargo development. [Run Time (Min.): 7:12] [more]

How 3PLs are Responding to the 'Amazon Effect' and Other Market Trends

The Amazon effect is raising consumer expectations for delivery services and logistics providers are struggling to meet those expectations without degrading margins, says Robert Lieb, supply chain professor at Northeastern University. Lieb discusses this and other trends revealed in the annual...[more]

Changing the 'Dominant Design' of Distribution

Chris Caplice, executive director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, discusses his research on identifying dominant designs in logistics and how these designs, in which companies are heavily invested,  may be disrupted by emerging trends. [Run Time (Min.): 10:20] [more]

Assessing and Managing Risk in Global Supply Chains

Many companies are looking beyond China to less developed nations in Southeast Asia and Africa for sourcing, says Mark Michaels, chief commercial officer at Damco. Michaels discusses supply chain risks around the expansion into less developed areas and the pressure on providers  to deliver...[more]

The World of Humanitarian Supply Chains

Supply chain and logistics play key roles in responding to acute humanitarian crises caused by natural disasters or armed conflict, and in meeting chronic needs such as remote, hard-to-supply medical clinics. Jarrod Goentzel describes how the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab is working to improve both...[more]

Port of Prince Rupert & The North American Supply Chain

Western Canada's Port of Prince Rupert is small compared to other Canadian or U.S. West Coast ports, but that is its advantage, says Jon Finnimore, director of marketing and business development at Canadian Freightways. Shipments can be received and moved out in just a few hours. [Run Time Min.):...[more]

Initiatives to Relieve Congestion at Southern CA Ports

Long waiting lines of incoming trucks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach create an unacceptable drag on productivity, says Mike Stark, president and CEO of Pacer Distribution Services and an active member of the Harbor Trucking Association. Stark explains how adaptive appointment software...[more]

Using a 3PL to Simplify Shipments to and from Mexico

Third party logistics companies with experience in Mexico and strong partnerships with leading Mexican carriers and customs brokers can make cross-border shipping a truly seamless activity, says Dennis McCaffrey of XPO Logistics. This capability will become more important in coming months as...[more]

Mexico's Improving Logistics Environment

A new reform-minded government, a stable economy and sound infrastructure are among the factors combining to make Mexico a good market for logistics operations, says Eric Markeset, who is based in Mexico City as principal of consulting firm Tsol. Markeset provides an in-depth look at the logistics...[more]

Free Trade Agreements and Other Ways to Optimize Global Trade

Free Trade Agreements and Other Ways to Optimize Global Trade

The complexities of managing global trade are many, which may be why a lot of companies overlook savings available in Free Trade Agreements. Scott Byrnes explains how to leverage FTAs and discusses other strategies to optimize global trade. [Run Time (Min.): 12:25] [more]

Steps to Successful Supply Chain Data Integration

Steps to Successful Supply Chain Data Integration

Data integration is the key to getting the right information to the right person at the right time, enabling supply chains to seamlessly meet customer expectations. Kristi Montgomery details the key components of successful data integration at Kenco Group. [Run Time (Min.): 9:10] [more]

Initiatives in Florida to Enhance the State's Position as a Transportation Hub

CSX Transportation's resident vice president for Florida discusses initiatives to improve Florida's transportation infrastructure and the importance of advocacy at the state level. [Run Time (Min.): 7:55] [more]

Flanders' Location Makes It a Natural Distribution Hub

Benoit Reinards of Flanders Investment and Trade, explains why global retailers like Nike have made Flanders their hub for distribution throughout Europe and beyond. Flanders' central location is its primary advantage, but factors such as a skilled workforce and good infrastructure also make the...[more]

An Insider's View of Panama's Colon Free Trade Zone

Nelson Cabrera, director of business development at Lilly and Associates, details Panama's advantages and limitations as a distribution hub for Latin America and the Caribbean. He provides first-hand information on the operation of Panama's Colon Free Zone and discusses how expansion of the Canal...[more]

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