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Trucks carry shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS: Companies can options designed to meeting all their transportation needs with a single point of contact.

Integrated solutions and dedicated fleets—how they can maximize your supply chain

As the demands facing manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors continue to evolve, so must the services transportation and logistics companies provide their customers. All parties involved are recognizing that integrated solutions—a blending of multiple transportation and distribution options—can enable companies to maximize their resources and streamline their supply chains. With one-dimensional measures proving inadequate for overcoming what are often very particular … Read More

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WATCH: President’s authority on Section 232 tariffs is too broad

Congress has no recourse to weigh in on the national-security issues involved

This is the first of a video series on the Trump administration’s proposed Section 232 national security tariffs on imported… Read More

The tariff tally

Your scorecard for an ever-changing trade war

A lot has been happening of late in the news regarding trade and tariffs resulting from the ongoing trade war… Read More

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Airlines carry shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
AIR CARGO: Online retailers are increasingly relying on that mode to speed deliveries to customers.
Peter Buxbaum 12:25 AM  10/15/2018

Shippers and airlines—an evolving relationship

The question of how shippers should approach air cargo carriers is a complex one, for a number of reasons. Airlines have traditionally eschewed dealing with shippers, even larger ones, to say nothing of those that won’t offer them much business—opting instead to deal almost exclusively with airfreight forwarders and consolidators. “Customer acquisition at scale is a messy process,” said Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos, an online freight platform. “Customer management can be expensive and hands-on, especially in an error-prone industry like … Read More

Innovations to help supply chain management of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
BLUJAY SOLUTIONS: It report explored the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance.
GT Staff 12:01 AM  10/14/2018

TOP DOWN INNOVATIONS

BluJay Solutions, a leader in supply chain software and services, and Adelante SCM, a research firm and peer-to-peer community for supply chain and logistics professionals, on August 15 released the report, “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” The research, produced by Manchester, England-based Adelante SCM and presented by Holland, Michigan’s BluJay Solutions, was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance. The findings provide supply chain and logistics … Read More

Global Logistics

Trucks carry shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS: Companies can options designed to meeting all their transportation needs with a single point of contact.

As the demands facing manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors continue to evolve, so must the services transportation and logistics companies provide their customers. All parties involved are recognizing that integrated solutions—a blending of multiple transportation and distribution options—can enable companies to maximize their resources and streamline their supply chains. With one-dimensional measures proving inadequate for overcoming what are often very particular … Read More

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Giddings, Texas, wants to diversify its shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
GIDDINGS: It’s looking to diversify beyond oil and gas.

GIDDINGS, TEXAS

Taylor Girardi-Schachter 12:46 AM  10/13/2018

When Jabez Deming Giddings and his brothers first put down roots in the 5.2 square miles of land now known as Giddings, Texas, they likely had no idea what that little patch would someday become. Initially endowed to Stephen F. Austin in 1821 to establish a colony for Spanish Texas, Giddings did not officially become a city until 1871, when … Read More

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc. assess the e-commerce strategies of leading retailers
A successful heavy-goods e-commerce program is wholly dependent on successful logistics execution.

E-commerce retail disruption seems to come in waves. In the last decade, we’ve seen the transformation of the retail industry for books, electronics, apparel, music, tickets, and travel. E-commerce disrupts more than just retail, though. It’s a logistics story, too. Savvy third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are eyeing the horizon, poised to catch the next wave. It’s one with enormous implications for … Read More

Education

MBA programs offer concentrations in managing shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MBA GRADUATES: Those in logistics management are well-positioned to secure supply-chain jobs.
GT Staff 12:29 AM  6/11/2018

Logistics and Supply Chain MBA Programs

A growing number of universities in the United States are offering Masters in Business Administration programs—many of them online—with concentrations in logistics management and other related fields—such as supply-chain management, process reengineering, information technology, strategic planning, and shipping. And for good reason: market demand for supply chain and logistics professionals is growing and so are salaries in the field. Logistics in the U.S. is a $1.3 trillion industry and growing. MBAs in logistics management are well-positioned to secure jobs as … Read More

Academic programs enhance skills in the management of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
WRITING ON THE WALL: It’s proven that advanced degrees enrich logistics professionals in multiple ways.
Peter Buxbaum 12:31 AM  3/26/2018

SUCCESS SECRETS

Market demand for supply chain and logistics professionals is growing and so are salaries in the field. Studies show that businesses are filling 270,000 logistics jobs a year and that employment in the field will have increased 22 percent between 2012 and 2022. If you’ve got an undergraduate degree, earning a master’s may be the best bet to a higher salary. The Institute for Supply Management says a supply chain professional with a master’s degree earns 25 percent more than one … Read More

Education programs for executives in companies with shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
THE FIRST COHORT OF STUDENTS SURROUNDS SIR JAMES DYSON (Image: Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology)
Todd Mathews 12:04 AM  9/28/2017

USD OFFERS M.B.A. WITH OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION

The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business now offers an online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with Operations and Supply Chain Management specialization. Enrollees “benefit from in-depth study of supply chain management, lean management, quality control and other topics relevant in today’s rapidly evolving global market,” according to Beacom School of Business officials. In addition to the core M.B.A. courses that prepare students for leadership in any business role, those on the Operations and Supply Chain Management tract can … Read More

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