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FAA replaces control tower to facilitate air shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
UNLOADING MOBILE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS: An Air Force C17 airlifted the tower from Boise, Idaho, along with a custom-made trailer and a truck to unload it. (Image: FAA)

FAA Aiding Irma Recovery Efforts in the Caribbean

In the wake of Hurricane Irma‘s destructive path through the Caribbean, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting storm recovery efforts in the US Virgin Islands with a fully-staffed mobile air traffic control tower at Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas. The tower was fully operational yesterday morning and is now supporting relief flights by the US military, … Read More

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Caution Over Talk to Scrap NAFTA

The Peso Will Plummet and US Trade Deficit With Mexico Will Expand

Right now, currency markets are assuming smooth sailing toward a renegotiated NAFTA, despite President Donald Trump’s threat, as recently as August 28, that he would likely terminate the deal. But it wasn’t always so. When Trump won the election, the peso sank more than 10 percent. In January, amid talk of a possible US withdrawal… Read More

Do Immigrants Steal Jobs From American Workers?

Trump’s Proposed Policies Aim To Decrease Immigration

Throughout his campaign and into his presidency, President Trump has promised to implement new immigration policies that will help improve the US economy and job market. A motivating factor behind Trump’s proposed policies—including the construction of a new US- Mexico border wall, more border patrol agents, and stricter deportation policies–is his belief that immigrants are… Read More

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Consultant coaches companies on developing markets for shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
GLOBAL PLAYER: “We bring priceless insight to our partners that can be transposed to any industry,” says Damon Claus, co-founder of one-year-old Castus.
Matt Coker 12:02 AM  9/18/2017

GO BIG OR STAY HOME

Damon Claus formerly led global sales at 4moms, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based maker of technology-enabled baby gear such as infant tubs, swings and car seats. After helping 4moms break its products into more than 50 countries, leading a team of sales professionals around the globe and logging enough frequent-flier miles to redeem a first class ticket to Neptune, he left the company he’d been with for a half dozen years in June of 2016. “I was looking for a change,” explains Claus … Read More

WMS software important to managing shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
DON’T JUST PHONE IT IN: Smart warehouses work—if you carry out key processes.
Don White 12:55 AM  9/17/2017

THE PERFECT PAIRING

Spurred by rising consumer expectations and ecommerce giants like Amazon reimagining order fulfillment, retail warehouse managers are under pressure to achieve more than ever before. And with less resources. To keep up with shifts in retail, warehouse managers are taking a hard look at smarter ways to run their operations. The side of logistics that has historically been powered by antiquated pen and paper processes is slowly turning to data and technologies such as the Internet of Things and automation, for … Read More

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FAA replaces control tower to facilitate air shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
UNLOADING MOBILE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS: An Air Force C17 airlifted the tower from Boise, Idaho, along with a custom-made trailer and a truck to unload it. (Image: FAA)

In the wake of Hurricane Irma‘s destructive path through the Caribbean, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting storm recovery efforts in the US Virgin Islands with a fully-staffed mobile air traffic control tower at Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas. The tower was fully operational yesterday morning and is now supporting relief flights by the US military, … Read More

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Ohio's manufacturers prodice shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
ROARING BACK: Indicative of Ohio’s manufacturing renaissance is this refurbished old plant in Columbus. Credit: Hank Shiffman/Shutterstock

MADE (BETTER) IN OHIO

Peter Buxbaum 12:01 AM  9/8/2017

Ohio’s manufacturing sector once dominated the state’s economy and employed more than half its workforce. That was in the 1940s, when the sector was supplying the Allied forces during World War II. Since then, the state’s manufacturing footprint has shrunk—and it took a big hit during the Great Recession—but the sector remains a vital part of the economy. One in … Read More

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Ohio's manufacturers prodice shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
ROARING BACK: Indicative of Ohio’s manufacturing renaissance is this refurbished old plant in Columbus. Credit: Hank Shiffman/Shutterstock

MADE (BETTER) IN OHIO

Peter Buxbaum 12:01 AM  9/8/2017

Ohio’s manufacturing sector once dominated the state’s economy and employed more than half its workforce. That was in the 1940s, when the sector was supplying the Allied forces during World War II. Since then, the state’s manufacturing footprint has shrunk—and it took a big hit during the Great Recession—but the sector remains a vital part of the economy. One in … Read More

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Technology is important to managing shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
EDUCATION IS CRITICAL TO MANAGING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS: Supply-chain managers must be encouraged to stay current with the latest global disruptions.
Michael Womack 1:40 AM  8/21/2017

The Modern Supply Chain: Education & Training

The modern supply chain is a complex weave of new technology and legacy systems all working toward the same goal, to keep products moving. New technology and the rapid rate of adoption is leaving many in the supply-chain industry wondering how they can keep up. Furthermore, as the industry continues to struggle with finding new talent to bolster its workforce, businesses are often left understaffed while managing a more complex supply network. With all these disruptions the industry faces today, an … Read More

Game teaches students about shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
STUDENTS ARE DIVIDED INTO TEAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE GAME: Each team functions as individual countries to compete in manufacturing and selling products to a trader.
GT Staff 2:31 AM  3/15/2017

WATCH: Gaming International Trade

When teaching the course International Economics at the NYU Florence campus, Professor Giampiero Gallo organizes a modified version of the International Trade Game. Students are divided into teams – functioning as individual countries – and compete to manufacture and sell products to a trader at posted prices, which can vary with supply and demand. Students soon understand that they need to make decisions on the group’s strategies and to negotiate with other groups regarding the use of technology, buying raw materials, … Read More

THE RIGHT TYPE Continuing education is tough for people already in their career, but online options can help make it manageable—especially with employer support or sponsorship.
Bob Andelman 3:13 PM  2/14/2017

PLUGGED INTO LOGISTICS

In so many ways, Miki Minagawa is the poster child for an online supply chain management degree. That’s because, for starters, she is the Direct-to-Consumer director at Nike Japan. In Tokyo. And with what global, accredited school is she enrolled to earn a master’s in supply-chain management? Portland State University in Oregon, USA. Minagawa had already worked in supply chain for two decades—split between the United States and Japan—when she decided to expand and formalize her knowledge. In her role, she is … Read More

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