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Archives for April 2014

What Does Your Global Supply Chain Look Like From 30,000 Feet? Map It

What Does Your Global Supply Chain Look Like From 30,000 Feet? Map It

Supply Chain Mapping

Start wide, go narrow. It’s a good rule for a new outsourcing provider to follow, just as it is for real life. For instance, say I met a man from India at a conference in Europe, and he asked where I was from. I wouldn’t say “Minneapolis” right away. I would say the United States, then Minnesota; if he knew where the state was, I might add the city, Minneapolis. With each clarification, he can better envision exactly where I live, in relationship to the country overall. » Read More

Personal Connections Define Top 3PLs

Personal Connections Define Top 3PLs

2014 Vote 3PL

In 2013, for the third year in a row, the readers of Inbound Logistics once again voted C.H. Robinson as the #1 top 3PL in the industry. We all know the numerous recognition programs in the marketplace, and that they often have different opinions for number one. Unlike some programs, Inbound Logistics’ program is based on the votes of customers—the people we work with every day. This recognition from the people we serve is the highest honor possible. Every vote is a vote of confidence and satisfaction for the service we provide, the relationships we appreciate, and the commitment we’ve made to the success of our customers. The approval of the people we work hard for is the best compliment we can ever receive. » Read More

Changing Customs Rules Will Make Mexico a Trade Force to be Reckoned With

Changing Customs Rules Will Make Mexico a Trade Force to be Reckoned With

Mexico Customs Rules

Rules will change soon for Mexican customs brokers and companies doing customs business in Mexico that should open doors for Mexican trade.

The new rules, which were passed in October 2013 and will be implemented in October 2014, reduce the number of obstacles to becoming a Mexican customs broker. » Read More