BSI HAS HELPED CLIENTS DESIGN GLOBAL LOGISTICS NETWORKS FOR DECADES, INCLUDING:
- Network Design
- Inbound Transportation
- Production Control
- Outbound Distribution
Registering and Transporting Hazardous Substances
The US Department of Transportation’s Final Rule 76 FR 3308 made several important changes and reclassifications of hazardous materials. Are you compliant? Read this article for tips for complying with New European and American Legislation on Registering and Transporting Hazardous Substances.Click here to download the article.
Governance, Risk & Compliance
Logistics SectorShippers must comply with government-imposed import and export regulations. Governments impose many regulations on carriers that shippers may not be aware of. This chapter from the Governance, Risk and Compliance Handbook, written by David Jacoby, President of Boston Strategies International, highlights significant regulations faced by shippers and carriers.
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Visibility and the Role of Government in Container Security
Despite technological advancements, container security is still a critical area of vulnerability. In addition to explosion and contaimination, containers can be abused in other ways, for example to facilitate money laundering or schemes to dis-assemble and re-assemble components of prohibited and dangerous cargoes. What precautions should shippers take to keep your cargo safe and your company out of trouble? What regulations should government policy-makers enact to improve container security? This article examines the policy issues inherent in safeguarding the security of global shipments.Please click here for the article.
Ports and Infrastructure Development: Integrating Supply Chain Benefits into the Economic Analysis of Freight Investments
While the research literature and the number of model applications is fairly robust with respect to transportation and economic impact models, data and methodologies to model the supply chain linkage between transportation effects and broader economic impacts is relatively sparse. This presentation identifies the key sources of supply chain program benefits derived by companies that move goods. It also provides preliminary estimates of the supply chain and logistics benefits to industries from improvements to the freight transportation system.
Presented to Technology & Economic Development Conference.
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Third Party Logistics: 10 Tips for Selecting a Carrier or 3PL
Many people think of carrier selection as a paper-pushing exercise involving three bids and a spreadsheet. Taking this approach may result in sub-optimize bid responses and a foregone opportunity to leverage supply chain management to your company’s competitive advantage. Depending on the complexity of the network and the importance of the decision, you may want to consider some or all of these 10 steps.Click here to download the article.
Systems selection and integration: Best solutions in SCM
The high and volatile cost of fuel, labor shortages, capacity constraints have caused transport rates to increase – a pain point for most shippers. What can shippers do to minimize the effect on their budgets? Transportation optimization software is a relatively quick way to identify and embed long-term savings in a transportation network. But buyers need to choose the solutions and the providers carefully to ensure the return on investment and userfriendliness.Click here to download the article.
Intermodal Integration: Responding to Market Needs
Global markets have no tolerance for delays, disconnects, or mistakes. Intermodal linkages are often examples of these problems because the problems and gaps between their different networks and approaches come together in high relief. For this reason, shining a spotlight on intermodal connections can reveal waste and inefficiencies that extend throughout the supply chain.
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How Long Will the East-West Trade Imbalance Last?
The East-West trade imbalance has cooled off since the US dollar has devalued. Is the change permanent? That depends on a variety of factors, but all parties must have an understanding of the Asian sourcing boom in order to make wise decisions and investments.Click here to download this article.
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