How much lead time in necessary for ocean freight?

Longer than you’d think, but with good reasons why. Ocean freight is a lot different than going to the post office and dropping off a package. For that matter, it’s

C-TPAT Certification:  What is it? Why do I want it?

Managing a supply chain will always require being a bit reactive. It’s not a question of if a problem will arise; it’s a question of predicting when it’s going to happen.

International supply chain and trade agreements

These days the news is full of stories about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its Pacific counterpart, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Even after reading well-written articles like this one on

What are the alternatives for international airfreight?

There are the obvious choices, the ones we’ll call the big three: FedEx, UPS and DHL. But are they the best choices available? If you automatically said yes, you’re selling

Are International Logistics Companies Scaring Me?

International logistics is confusing the first few times, so it can be a bit intimidating. This is where the freight forwarders, third-party logistics (3pl), or global supply chain management companies