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SCPA handled more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
THE FIRST MEETING OF TWO 13,000-TEU SHIPS IN THE PORT OF CHARLESTON: On July 15 the OOCL Berlin and the Erving met in the shipping channel near Sullivan's Island.

SC Ports Posts Strong Growth in Fiscal Year 2017

South Carolina Ports Authority posted significant growth across multiple business segments in fiscal year 2017, exceeding aggressive financial plans for containerized cargo, breakbulk tonnage, and rail volumes. SCPA handled 2.14 million twenty-foot equivalent units in FY2017, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year and an all-time high volume for the port. Over 1.21 million pier containers, or boxes, moved across … Read More

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FedEx Unit TNT Still Impacted By Cyber Attack

Manual Processes Still Being Used For Operations and Customer Service

TNT Express customers are still experiencing widespread service and invoicing delays, and manual processes are being used to facilitate a significant portion of TNT operations and customer service functions. So reported FedEx, TNT’s parent company in a US government filing earlier this week. “We cannot estimate when TNT services will be fully restored,” the document… Read More

What to Expect From US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

More Process Than Progress, Say Foreign Policy Experts

This week, the United States is hosting the inaugural US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, co-chaired by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang. The dialogue serves as the principal forum for Washington and Beijing to address trade and investment issues. This week’s session is likely to produce agreement on… Read More

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Neil Cotiaux 10:26 AM  5/4/2017

HOT OVERSEAS POTATO

By successfully introducing Brits to an “exotic” product and assuring the quality and reliability of its supply chain, Scott Farms’ sweet potatoes are now on firm ground in Europe. A staple in the diet of Native Americans even before Columbus arrived, the sweet potato had long been viewed as a quirky vegetable served mostly during the holidays. And across the pond in Europe, anything other than a white potato was unheard of. But things have changed for the lowly spud, which is … Read More

GENERALLY OPTIMISTIC “Manufacturers have the solutions,” says Emerson Electric Co. CEO David Farr. “We just need our leaders to get the work done.”
Craig Guillot 2:18 PM  4/28/2017

AMERICA’S MANUFACTURING RENAISSANCE

American manufacturing is in the midst of a renaissance. While the sector has been riding a wave of automation, increased efficiencies and changing macroeconomic forces, manufactures say the Trump administration could help fuel further growth with a reduction in regulations and new tax incentives. Economic development commissions (EDCs) across the country say manufacturing is thriving with new expansions and investments being driven by local tax incentives, access to quality talent, and a value proposition making it increasingly cost-effective to produce products … Read More

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SCPA handled more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
THE FIRST MEETING OF TWO 13,000-TEU SHIPS IN THE PORT OF CHARLESTON: On July 15 the OOCL Berlin and the Erving met in the shipping channel near Sullivan's Island.

South Carolina Ports Authority posted significant growth across multiple business segments in fiscal year 2017, exceeding aggressive financial plans for containerized cargo, breakbulk tonnage, and rail volumes. SCPA handled 2.14 million twenty-foot equivalent units in FY2017, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year and an all-time high volume for the port. Over 1.21 million pier containers, or boxes, moved across … Read More

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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS EXECUTIVE BOO-KEUN YOON (LEFT) AND SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR HENRY MCMASTER ANNOUNCE PLANS TO OPEN MANUFACTURING FACILITY: The plant is slated to bring 954 jobs to the region by 2020. (Photo: Business Wire)

Samsung to Expand US Operations

Peter Buxbaum 5:14 AM  6/30/2017

Samsung reached an agreement with the State of South Carolina to open a state-of-the-art home appliance manufacturing plant in Newberry County. The $380 million facility will produce some of Samsung’s most popular home appliances and will generate 954 local jobs by 2020. This is the latest in a series of investments expanding Samsung’s US holdings and operations. “This new investment will … Read More

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MARYLAND MEP HELPED A GRANOLA MANUFACTURER QUADRUPLE ITS OPERATIONAL SPACE: Now the company is able to bring in truckload quantities of ingredients and save money.

Little-Known Program Helps Small Manufacturers Grow

Peter Buxbaum 2:07 AM  7/6/2017

Many small manufacturers around the country have a little-known, decades-old government initiative to thank for a portion of their success. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program created by Congress in 1988 aims at helping small and medium-sized manufacturers grow. Back in the 1980s, MEP was meant to support US manufacturing industry, which was feared to be losing ground to competition from Japan. … Read More

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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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management can open up career opportunities with your current employer, as well as the chance to change focus within your logistics-oriented position.
Bob Andelman 11:45 AM  12/6/2016

12 REASONS TO MASTER SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT

What are the reasons to continue your education in supply-chain management? If you’re the chief executive, what reasons might you have to support employees interested in returning to school? Employees need to know how squeezing night and weekend classes into an already busy work/life schedule will be advantageous to the bottom line upon the completion of a degree in supply-chain management (SCM). We talked to executives, educators and recent graduates to learn these 12 reasons to master supply-chain management. KEY DIFFERENTIATOR Supply chain “is … Read More

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