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Unlocking Successful Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

Unlocking Successful Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are on the rise, and buyers knowing how to get long delayed payment terms from these markets will help to open up new avenues for global brands to boost cash flow and working capital, while reducing COGS and taking on the advantage of better supplier relationships. This guide...[more]


Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

Demand is a fickle thing. In today's highly unpredictable manufacturing environment we're seeing huge shifts in demand in global markets and massive disruptions caused by new technological developments, currency fluctuations and political issues. And with manufacturers increasingly offshoring...[more]


Supply Chain Takeaways From the Financial Crisis

Supply Chain Takeaways From the Financial Crisis

No business was immune to the effects of the Financial Crisis, but those in the manufacturing sector were arguably hit the hardest as demand plummeted at alarming rates. Fast forward to today and we still live in a climate of intense uncertainty, where one thing is clear - the traditional supply...[more]


Port of NANSHA Emerges as the Jewel of the West Pearl River Delta

Port of NANSHA Emerges as the Jewel of the West Pearl River Delta

The ever-increasing complexity and time-sensitivity of current international supply chain operations means that shippers should be increasing their options, and that means in ports of origin, not just destination. US shippers with cargo originating in the Pearl River Delta should consider using the...[more]


What Arrives in L.A. stays in L.A.: DC Bypass Strategies that Leverage the Largest U.S. Gateway

What Arrives in L.A. stays in L.A.: DC Bypass Strategies that Leverage the Largest U.S. Gateway

As a majority of retail products are sourced in Asia and arrive at West Coast ports, mid-tier retailers who rely exclusively on centralized distribution centers may be incurring inefficiencies and limiting their growth. Routing all product to an East Coast or Midwest DC, only to bring a quarter of...[more]


Can You Benefit from Deploying An Omni-Modal TMS?

Can You Benefit from Deploying An Omni-Modal TMS?

Orchestrating the end-to-end transportation process hasn't gotten any easier over the last decade. Working effectively with customers, suppliers, carriers, freight forwarders, government agencies, and customs brokers continues to be a challenge. Expanding global trade and tightening capacity are...[more]


Big Ships, Big Challenges: The Impact of Mega Container Vessels on U.S. Port Authorities

Big Ships, Big Challenges: The Impact of Mega Container Vessels on U.S. Port Authorities

The average size of container vessels calling at U.S. ports has grown considerably over the past five years, and the trend is expected to continue. As U.S. ports prepare to welcome ever-larger mega vessels, this paper assesses the effects that these and related alliance may have on port...[more]


Breaking the Logjam: How a Public-Private Partnership Aims to End Long Truck Queues at Marine Terminal Gates

Breaking the Logjam: How a Public-Private Partnership Aims to End Long Truck Queues at Marine Terminal Gates

A public-private partnership at the high-volume ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is engaged in real-world testing of innovative technologies and processes aimed at breaking one of the ports' biggest log-jams: queues of drayage trucks waiting to enter marine terminals. If successful, the...[more]


C-TPAT Membership: Is it Right for You?

C-TPAT Membership: Is it Right for You?

C-TPAT membership applies to companies that move goods across U.S. borders, either as owners of the goods or logistics providers that manage or execute cargo movements.[more]


Importer Logistics Guide for Southern California Ports: What to Do After Your Product Clears Customs

Importer Logistics Guide for Southern California Ports: What to Do After Your Product Clears Customs

This paper provides background and tips for importers to quickly and efficiently move goods off port, to a warehouse, and eventually into the hands of your customers.[more]


Panama Canal Expansion: Impact on the Volume of Imports at Southern California Ports

The Ports of LA and Long Beach will continue to be North America's freight gateway.[more]


Going Global: Building a Sustainable Logistics Model in the Age of Globalization

This white paper reviews what companies that want to go global must master in transportation and logistics to capitalize on these opportunities.[more]