Poll: TMS a big (data) pain
It’s clear that transportation management is a clear pain point when it comes to coping with big data for shippers and other respondents who took part in a poll during American Shipper ’s webcast on the subject Sept. 24 . Of the 144 responders, nearly 60 percent said transportation management is where they are most overwhelmed by big data, with payment of suppliers and service providers a distance second. In what specific area are you most overwhelmed by data? The audience was a...
Global Trade Management Landscape: Strategies Beyond Compliance
The increasing volume and complexity of global trade has placed demands on global trade managers that are amplified by broadened regulations affecting that trade. Governments are writing expanded rules and enforcing them with unprecedented vigor. But GTM is about more than just compliance – it’s about integrating the financial, regulatory, and transportation components of a supply chain through enhanced processes and the best people. The report explores five challenges universal to global trade manageme...
Exporter's Balancing Act – Growing Volumes in an Era of Stepped-Up Enforcement
Regulatory enforcement actions against U.S.-based exporters are increasing at a time when the nation's leaders are calling for those same exporters to lead the country toward economic recovery. How can exporters balance these commercial demands, while serving more customers and new markets with significant and often cumbersome compliance requirements? Is the export control reform initiative beginning to ease this burden? This one-hour interactive Webinar broadcast will cover the latest results fr...
Seasick Industry Webinar: A Recap of American Shipper's Annual Report on Ocean Carrier Financial Performance
Two out of three is bad when it comes to the performance of ocean container lines. Following record losses in 2009 and record profits in 2010, the industry returned to steep losses in 2011 and faces an uncertain 2012. The question is, how to make sense of these uncertain times? Will poor carrier financial performance affect shippers, either through rates or service levels? Is the industry facing consolidation? Is ocean freight a commoditized market? To help you make sense of the financial maze, our expe...