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Global Logistics and Trade Programs: An Update on GSP and C-TPAT

global-trade-agreementsUpdates and adjustments to global trade programs have been capturing headlines and creating uncertainty for several months. Even with NAFTA negotiations moving into 2018, there are still other possible global trade updates on the horizon that shippers should keep an eye on. Here’s a brief check-in on two important global trade programs that are on the cusp of potential change. Read More…

- Ben Bidwell, Director of U.S. Customs, C.H. Robinson

How AI and IoT Are Transforming Supply Chain Management

supply-chain-technologyYou’ve seen how artificial intelligence is being applied to many facets of our everyday lives. The fact is, digital transformation is also well underway in supply chain management—and it is transforming the way companies do business. Read More…

Improving Logistics Efficiency: How Cities Can Join Forces to Combat Traffic Congestion

Urban LogisticsMany big cities around the world have implemented environmentally sustainable programs to reduce the traffic snarls that add costs to urban supply chains. Can the expertise they have gained in introducing these solutions be transferred to other traffic-choked cities? Read More…

- Associate Research Professor and Transport Research Group Manager, Zaragoza Logistics Center
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Mind the Gap: Global Vendor Management

Global Vendor Management

Editor’s Note: On December 10 2013, Bryan Foe contributed a blog post for Transportfolio®. We’re sharing his original post here because global vendor management is always a relevant topic. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, Mind the Gap: Global Vendor Management.

Have you traveled on a train in a European city? Chances are you heard some version of the phrase: Mind the Gap. The phrase cautions passengers to watch the gap between a train door and station platform. I think the same warning holds true for anyone who ships freight around the world. While cargo moves freely across continents, technology might lag behind, creating a gap. This is when communication breakdowns happen—currency and language translations fail—and we’re reminded to watch our step. Freight sails away from one port, disappears for days or weeks, and surfaces at a new port. Information gaps mask potential delivery failures. And no company likes botched deliveries. Is there any solution? Read More…

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