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Archives for June 2011

Bridging NAFTA’s Cross-Border Divide

North American Free Trade Agreement update

Remember when the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was talked about all the time? Well, lately we’ve been getting a lot of questions about proposed changes to the way cross-border trade between Mexico and the U.S. is regulated. In light of these discussions, it’s a good time for a quick update on what’s going on.  Read More…

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Five Features That Define a Global TMS

International transportation management systems

Transportation management systems (TMS) have finally gone global. The technology’s vast potential as a tool for managing freight movements internationally has been known for some time, but up until now has not been realized. Companies with a world view of transportation will discover incredible opportunities for raising the efficiency of global distribution networks.

As we described in a past post about the use of control towers (see Control Tower for Freight Management Catches the Global Train,  December 17 2010), developing a global freight transportation management capability is becoming more important as enterprises look to emerging economies to drive future growth. Read More…