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Digital technologies help manage shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: It’s improving logistics processes.

Digital Revolution Makes Logistics Key

The digital revolution is an opportunity for Germany’s third-largest industry to take center stage and become the engine of economic innovation. That’s the conviction of the leading industry players and top consultants who gathered at this year’s PraxisForum Logistik, hosted by AXIT, a Siemens Company. “The digital revolution makes logistics a key economic factor,” declared Klaus van Marwyk, a partner at … Read More

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Expansions will allow ports to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
UP THEIR GAME: Bayonne Bridge had to be raised to keep mega ships coming to the Port of New York and New Jersey. (Credit: PANYNJ)
Steve Lowery 12:49 AM  4/12/2018

BIGGER REQUIRES BETTER

In transportation, everyone knows that bigger is always better; it’s why we have 18-wheelers and jumbo jets. So, it only stands to reason that ships, which still move about 90 percent of all global trade, would travel this route. Big time. And, indeed, since their civilian introduction in the 1950s, container ships have grown with the kind of consistent bursts we normally associate with adolescents. A really big container ship in the mid-’50s maxed out at about 800 TEUs. By the … Read More

Trump has imposed tariffs on Chinese shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
Steve Lowery 12:04 AM  4/11/2018

WHEN PIGS AND TARIFFS FLY

1 China’s announcement that it would be imposing a 25 percent additional tariff on exported American pork could not have come at a worse time for the American pork industry, coming as it does after the industry had just hit record levels in 2017, when U.S. pork exports recorded the largest year ever in volume, with sales to more than 100 countries around the world. 2 United States pork and pork variety meat exports totaled 5.399 billion pounds valued at $6.486 … Read More

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Digital technologies help manage shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: It’s improving logistics processes.

Digital Revolution Makes Logistics Key

GT Staff 12:41 AM  4/25/2018

The digital revolution is an opportunity for Germany’s third-largest industry to take center stage and become the engine of economic innovation. That’s the conviction of the leading industry players and top consultants who gathered at this year’s PraxisForum Logistik, hosted by AXIT, a Siemens Company. “The digital revolution makes logistics a key economic factor,” declared Klaus van Marwyk, a partner at … Read More

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Texas logistics center will process shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
TEXAS TRIANGLE: San Marcos is in the middle of the region where 80 percent of the state’s population lives.

Austin-area Logistics Center Being Built on Spec

GT Staff 12:04 AM  4/24/2018

A new commerce area is breaking ground in one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities—Kyle, Texas, just twenty-minutes south of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Hays Commerce Center, which sits on 108-acres, is a mixed-use master development situated on the west side of I-35 between Loop 4 and Kyle Crossing. Hillwood Properties, HPI Real Estate Services & Investments, and officials from area municipalities will … Read More

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Texas ports are handling more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
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GT Staff 12:12 AM  2/14/2018

As the Nation’s top-exporting state for the past 14 consecutive years, it’s impossible to deny the importance of Texas logistics to the global economy. In fact, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in 2015 alone Texas ports facilitated almost $650 billion dollars in trade, both directly and indirectly supported almost 1.6 million jobs, and contributed $224.3 billion dollars to the … Read More

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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

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

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