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Issues tackled in NAM agenda include issues include tax; trade; energy; environment; transportation and infrastructure; labor; immigration; workforce; health care; research, innovation and technology; and regulatory and legal reform.

NAM Kicks Off 2016 State of Manufacturing Tour at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today kicked off the 2016 State of Manufacturing Tour at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. The event, co-hosted by the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library, is the first in a series of stops in seven states over the next week to highlight the vital role the industry plays in the U.S. … Read More


Global Logistics Planning Guide: 5 Reason To Use A 3PL

Steve Lowery 6:33 PM  12/17/2015 GETTING A LIFT Logistics firms have significant buying power due to the volume of freight they deal with and their ability to leverage load consolidation and backhaul opportunities usually means lower rates.

Third party logistics is big business, an industry that generates billions with an expected growth rate of 7 percent through next year. One of the chief reasons for that big growth is how popular third party logistic providers—3PLs to their friends—have become with small businesses. Rich in resources and facilities, adept at adapting to changes… Read More

Launched in this mom’s kitchen, PackIt sold 6 million frozen lunch bags across 40 countries in just six years. 

Steve Lowery 3:35 PM  12/17/2015 THE BIG CHILL After fashioning a prototype for her freezable lunch bag, CEO/Mom Melissa Kieling has sold 6 million bags around the world in just six years.

Sometime this January, Melissa Kieling will take her son Brennan to China to see the factory he and his siblings made possible. The trip will have to wait until Brennan, a freshman at the University of San Diego, has a break from classes, which is only fitting given that the family business, PackIt, is all… Read More

Life or Death Logistics: Global Supply Chain of State-Of-The-Art Heart Valves

Todd Mathews 12:48 PM  12/17/2015 GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN Edwards Lifesciences’ line of state-of-the-art medical devices requires an equally state-of-the-art supply chain.

Wikipedia says Newberg, Oregon’s most notable citizens include just four people—the woman who was Miss Teen USA in 1988, the illustrator who drew Captain America comic book covers, an explorer who helped settle Oregon, and Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States. Wikipedia does not list Miles Lowell Edwards, the Newbergian who, in the… Read More

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The Ohio State University Expands Role of Eyefreight TMS in Transportation Management and Logistics Curriculum

Peter Buxbaum 5:00 AM  1/27/2016 Ohio State is using technology to teach management of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Eyefreight, a transportation management systems provider, has partnered with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business to use Eyefreight technology to solve company logistics-related challenges in OSU’s business logistics engineering programs. Earlier this year, the Eyefreight TMS was introduced to students in the department’s Logistics Technology and Transportation Management course. With the success of… Read More

Balancing Act

Bob Andelman 11:11 AM  12/15/2015 VOLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL University of Tennessee-Knoxville is part of the evolution of modern executive MBA and certification programs that offer manageable schedules to help students already active in corporate America.

At 39, Brad Liddie’s interest in going back to school and expanding his advancement opportunities at Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Kenco neatly aligned with his employer’s new training partnership with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK). “It had been a number of years that I’d been out of school,” says Liddie, who has been with Kenco since 2001… Read More

Georgia Colleges Collaborating on Supply Chain and Logistics Management Degree Programs

GT Staff 4:00 AM  12/14/2015 New degree program will teach students how to manage shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Albany State University and Darton State College are partnering to offer classes toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management at the Darton State College Cordele Center. The program is part of the ongoing collaboration between the two Georgia institutions of higher learning. The Supply Chain and Logistics Management program is… Read More




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