Is it time to audit your customs service provider? As a company dealing with international suppliers or customers, your business succeeds when your supply chain functions seamlessly. Given the demands of global business and the rapid evolution of customs policies and international regulations, your relationship with your customs brokerage partner can provide you with a strategic advantage – but only if your requirements are being met. Learn the questions you should ask to determine if your provider is helping you meet your business goals. Download the report today!
Four questions to ask when evaluating your customs brokerage partner
Is Your Supply Chain Costing You Money?
As organizations reap the benefits of going global, many are still making due with manual, outdated processes and technologies. In fact, only about 30% of companies have automated data and event monitoring or have optimized their global supply chain processes.
Amber Road’s eBook, Three Common Global Supply Chain Issues that Affect Your Bottom Line, highlights areas where companies may be losing money without the right global processes in place. Key themes include:
- How to reduce expedited shipments with better planning and supply chain visibility
- How to avoid detention and demurrage fines
- How to communicate efficiently with trading partners
Learn how to recognize areas where you can improve operations and reduce costs in your supply chain – download the eBook today!
Best Practices for Building a Resilient Supply Chain
In the wake of recent environmental disasters, many companies feel the need to have a “resilient supply chain”. A resilient supply chain can mitigate risks and reduce the effect of catastrophes.
AberdeenGroup’s newest report, CSCO View of Resilient Supply Chains, examines the concept of a resilient supply chain and identifies strategies for improving resiliency, including:
- Gain visibility beyond the enterprise into supplier and partner networks
- Right size inventories to buffer, sole source or regional risks
- Establish a plan of record to compare against and provide exception management
- Incorporate risk strategies into the sales and operations planning process
Find out how boosting your company’s resiliency can result in significant cost savings - download the report today!
Bridge the Gaps in Your GTM Operations with Gartner Research
As organizations expand their global presence, many are implementing Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions for financial gain and risk mitigation.
To help improve GTM operations, Gartner designed a GTM Maturity Model outlining the defining characteristics of companies in each of the four stages of maturity:
- Stage 1: Market-Focused
- Stage 2: Cost-Focused
- Stage 3: Demand-Driven
- Stage 4: Value-Driven
A Model for Value Chain Transformation helps companies assess where they fall within the Gartner GTM Maturity Model, and charts a reasonable course for improvement.
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This report brings to light the waning strength of China’s labor-intensive export manufacturing and its impact on manufacturing activity in other developing economies. Rising wages and labor shortages are prompting factory owners in China to relocate facilities where wages are lower or competitive and supply of unskilled and semi-skilled workers is abundant.
Get a better understanding of how these trends effect the global supply chain and download your FREE report today!
This report provides an overview of capacity utilization on major U.S. trade lanes by quarter and a 2011 versus 2010 performance comparison. PIERS comprehensive import/export data offers industry analysts, C-suite executives, marketing professionals and those involved in the logistics industry, a unique and deep insight into global capacity utilization statistics and trends. This report's analysis can be leveraged to ascertain the underlying factors affecting regional waterborne trade worldwide as well as their impact on your current and future business decisions.
RidgePort Logistics Center is an 18 million square foot rail-served park located on more than 1,500 acres and located less than 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. RidgePort Logistics Center is eight miles from BNSF Railway’s Logistics Park Chicago, the largest inland container port in the United States. In 2006, Logistics Park Chicago handled 730,000 containers and is expected to grow to in excess of 1.2 million containers in the coming years.
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CenterPoint Properties is focused on the development, ownership and intensive management of industrial real estate and related rail, road and port infrastructure. The company works on all aspects of the warehouse, distribution and shipping industry, providing logistics services to support the efficient manufacturing and movement of goods.
Download an overview of CenterPoint Properties' network, including recent expansion into the nation's largest inland port, here.
This report was designed to give chemical manufacturers, distributors, and those servicing the chemical supply chain, a high-level view of top markets based on aggregate data for U.S. chemical exports. The report provides a detailed analysis of top markets for U.S. chemical exports classified under chapters 28 & 29 of the harmonized tariff schedule.
Click Here to download your whitepaper and understand what chemicals are experiencing high growth in each of these markets and how market conditions in each of these countries are driving these trends.
The latest PIERS report enables users to track import growth of NVOCCs in the U.S. and around the world. It includes both aggregate NVOCC industry and individual NVOCC company market share by major trade region, volume, value of trade and carrier (VOCC) association. These assessments offer a view of performance over time so the U.S. can compare NVOCC performance with overall market growth.
Click here to download your copy today and gain a deep understanding of the NVOCC market!