Global Trade Management

GTM including import and export regulatory/trade compliance and customs filings, order processing, global trade data analysis, total landed cost analysis, logistics, etc.

Maritime Risk Remains High for Global Supply Chains Heading into 2024

As we begin 2024, the global economy faces heightened maritime risk vis-à-vis climate and geopolitical crises in the Panama Canal Zone, Red Sea, and Baltic Sea, on top of persistent maritime risks in the Middle East, East Asia, and Arctic Circle. Supply chain procurement leaders need to implement strategies and best practices to improvise, adapt, and overcome disruptions to global supply chains and shipping capacity in order to drive resilience through the global economy in 2024.

It’s Late. Do You Know Where Your Supply Chain Is?

The Russo-Ukrainian war has put into focus the question of the proper role for responsible enterprises in response to abuses by authoritarian regimes. Here we look at some of the challenges and solutions to managing an ethical supply chain.

Geospatial Intelligence – Powering the Next Wave of Supply Chain Performance

Our research on using geospatial data and systems to make supply chains more competitive. How to build and maintain a precise, detailed, up-to-date view of supply chains. Applications of geospatial intelligence in logistics, distribution, asset management, supply chain risk, service management. and sustainability.

NAFTA – Supply Chain at Risk?

With withdrawal from the TransPacific Partnership and threats of withdrawal from NAFTA, enterprises and employees should reach out to their congress members and let them know how they feel. The stakes are too high.


Descartes and IFS make major acquisitions.

Supply Chain Renaissance

Supply Chain inter-enterprise platforms support end-to-end transactions and collaboration.

Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders at the Crossroads

At the crossroads, many freight forwarders have some fundamental questions as they contemplate the road ahead. What will we provide our customers in the future? How can we continue to grow and win business–profitably?

Retailer Collaboration: Managing the Supply Side

We frequently think of retail in terms of merchandising, but these days the supply side is just as interesting, whether it’s product design or collaboration with suppliers for transportation, forecasting, or financial optimization.

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