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February 17, 2016

C-TPAT Certified? You Bet!

Security is a major concern for pharmaceutical companies, which have a goal to bring safe and effective medicine to patients, but also protect their revenues and brand names. The pharmaceutical supply chain is highly complex, with many components and ingredients being sourced from various countries to the manufacturing plant, and then exported out of the

March 6, 2014

Behind the scenes access to critical shipments

What do haute couture clothes have in common with medical equipment and aircraft technology? Any guesses?On the face of it very little. However, at a closer look you’ll see that all of the above objects are critical.By critical shipments I mean high value, extremely time or temperature sensitive, or even irreplaceable objects – making it imperative that their location and temperature is known at all times. 

May 23, 2013

Africa’s Moment to Move Forward

I recently returned from the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa.  The city lives up to its reputation as one of the most beautiful in the world.  But the assembled leaders were there to do much more than just take in the view.  Like the early explorers who founded Cape Town, this group of leaders came to chart a course for a new era of growth and opportunity for the continent.  Optimism was the prevailing mood of the participants, though

September 28, 2012

Evolving Supply Chain Offers New Opportunities for Global Growth

The Bund is a one-mile pedestrian walkway that runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China, offering one of the most spectacular views of the Shanghai skyline. Reflecting off the water, the lights that line the buildings along The Bund are a sight to behold for tourists and natives alike, their flashing cameras only adding to the light show.

January 5, 2012

How to Decrease Legal Risks in the Medical Supply Chain

Knowing where a package is at all times is a big concern for healthcare companies. In response to this market need, FedEx has developed innovative solutions dedicated to the healthcare industry such as Priority Alert and SenseAware. Priority Alert is a contract-based customized service that offers proactive monitoring and communication with a single point of contact.

December 7, 2011

FedEx Trade Networks: Global Freight Forwarding

Recently, I was asked about the FedEx Trade Networks global expansion and how we fit in the FedEx family of companies? FedEx Trade Networks is the global freight forwarding arm of FedEx. We provide global transportation solutions under the powerful FedEx brand.

October 3, 2011

First hand benefits of free trade (originally published on

Take a look at what FedEx Express EVP and Chief Op Officer Mike Ducker had to say about the first-hand hand benefits of free trade. NOTE: Originally published on The Hill on September 14, 2011.As Washington approaches job creation with singular focus this week, they’d do well to begin by passing three stalled trade agreements that are at the heart of U.S. economic growth and employment.

August 23, 2011

FedEx Annual Report 2011: The global shipping arrow points up

As part of this year’s Annual Report, we looked at trends in global trade and how they affect FedEx. It’s clear that we’ve reached a tipping point in how the world works. Did you know that the largest economy in the world is no longer the economy of any one country? It’s the economy of global trade of goods and services. Its value in 2010 was $18.3 trillion.Driving the inexorable growth of world markets are these macroeconomic trends, which continue to grow: