Import Export Customs Compliance and Trade News

Trade and customs compliance and regulation news that affect import, export, transportation, logistics, and supply-chain industry and how you do business.
Robert J. Bowman is Managing Editor for SupplyChainBrain a comprehensive supply chain management information resource, accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives.
Robert J. Bowman

Customs Regs: A Necessary Evil, or The Key to Competitive Advantage?

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How those burdensome Customs rules and regulations imposed on importers and exporters can make companies more competitive and efficient. Companies engaged in international trade are quick to complain about their regulatory burden. Indeed, one could cite countless cases of shipments delayed by agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the importer’s failure to adhere to the slew of rules that governs cross-border commerce. And the number of regulations seems to grow every day, requiring...
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Supply Chain May Be a Numbers Game, But It's Still Played by People

Supply Chain May Be a Numbers Game, But It's Still Played by People
Supply-chain management today is very much a game of numbers. But the risk of getting lost in the math is real. It's all about analytics - the method by which managers crunch an increasingly vast universe of numbers to reach key decisions on procurement, production, inventory and sales. In the era of Big Data, it's tempting to assume that you can't have too much information. The problem is making sense of it all — separating...
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