The Intersection of Freight and Compliance

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By Cindy Yamamoto In 2010, two bombs hidden in printer cartridges were shipped from Yemen to Chicago. In a matter of days, they moved by truck and air through four countries before one was intercepted in Great Britain, the other in Dubai. The incident triggered a global response and called attention to vulnerabilities in the international freight transportation network. Security and the … [Read more...]

Cyber Thieves’ Latest Catch: ‘Whaling’

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First, there was phishing, then spear phishing. Now, a new term has taken hold as cyber thieves aim their harpoons at even bigger catches. The result is whaling, where hackers’ bait is the highest positions of authority in a company, masquerading through email as a senior executive to attempt to fool an employee or supplier into releasing money, procurements or sensitive information. In June, … [Read more...]

Bad Things Can Happen to Good Cargo

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By Dave Zamsky, UPS Capital Supply chain professionals face more challenges now than ever before. As companies seek to develop a foothold in new markets or source from lower-cost countries, supply chains must deal with tighter demands on cost, transit time and quality. There are a number of challenges, including multiple modes of transportation, customs, different currencies, several languages, … [Read more...]