Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

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The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead. Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies.


Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

In particular, the focal BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) represent major targets for expansion, but with them come a host of new problem that enterprises have little to no experience in dealing with in terms of logistics capabilities. The globalization of organizational supply chains will continue to expand, as organizations seek growth markets in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

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UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

This distinguished gentleman happened to have just retired as President of Global Freight Forwarding, and prior to that, as President of UPS Asia Pacific. In this case, the context was an annual bid and quote negotiation they had to do with electronic manufacturers who wanted to ship products from the factories in Asia to the US. We happened to use the example of a high end consumer electronics manufacturer, but in truth, any one of the manufacturers operated the same way.

Freight In The Year Of The Monkey


Freight In The Year Of The Monkey. China’s role in world trade is so large that even small changes can have a broad impact on the international freight industry. Image Source: Brics-Info.org. China-US freight is getting Amazon’ed. Freight Insights

Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

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Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5% But does the resurgence in near-shoring represent a true return to close-to-home manufacturing, demonstrating increasing protectionism?


Off Shore, Near Shore, Any Shore: Multi-Country Customs Continues to Challenge Global Supply Chain

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Growth in global trade is opening up a wealth of opportunities – including low cost manufacturing and new markets for products. And the range of countries engaging in trade is expanding rapidly. BUT this generates greater complexity in the supply chain.


5 OTR Trends – 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

in the US economy and an expanding manufacturing PMI, the US is on track for growth. Re-Shoring/Nearshoring and changes in global demand will begin to move OTR freight patterns and density from certain entry points into the U.S. Many companies are considering moving manufacturing back to the US, with largest opportunity in “right to work” states and states with capacity providers.

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