Global supply chain risk reached an 18-month low in Q2 2014, decreasing for three consecutive quarters for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, according to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply's (CIPS) latest CIPS Risk Index (CRI).
Top U.S. airports are engaged in a fight for a larger share of the challenged U.S. air cargo market, according to JLL's annual Airport Outlook Report. With world trade growing faster than demand for air cargo, both airports and air carriers face a significant challenge – how can they attract airfreight and fend off competition from other cheaper modes of transport such as intermodal and trucks?
SAI Global Compliance, a provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) products, services and technology, is offering complimentary use of a video-based ethical awareness to aerospace and defense, and manufacturing organizations with global operations, through May 15, 2014.
Product lifecycle management and line extensions are vital to companies operating in the high-tech industry, perhaps more so than any other industry. However, while many high-tech executives believe they are industry experts in regards to product innovation, confidence wanes in their ability to manage other parts of the product lifecycle, particularly when it comes to managing global product launches.
Many of today's customs house brokers rely on legacy systems. Increasingly, new Customs and Border Protection rules and regulations are challenging the capacity of these systems. Beyond just functional limitations, many firms are finding that older technology can be expensive to operate and maintain. Sometimes, maintenance demands are so great that in-house IT staff must focus all their time and energy on keeping these systems operational. Real risks accompany the decision to stick with older systems.