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Oil shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade may emanate from Alaska's North Slope.
ALASKA'S BEAUFORT SEA: Eni to drill 100 miles west of the Alaska wildlife refuge.

Trump Administration Approves Oil Project In Arctic Waters

The Trump administration is continuing a program of energy development on Alaska’s North Slope, with the Interior Department approving new drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approved an application by the Italian company Eni to drill in the Beaufort Sea. The site is 100 miles west of the Alaska wildlife refuge, which a provision in … Read More

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Tax Reform, Part 1: Implications for US Manufacturers With Foreign Subsidiaries

The House Bill Switches the US Tax System to a Territorial Regime

The House of Representatives’ tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), makes fundamental changes to the tax treatment of US manufacturing companies with operations abroad. The House’s changes to the tax code are complex and sophisticated. We are now in the process of digesting the Senate’s tax bill text as well its… Read More

NAFTA Risk Analysis No Easy Feat For North American Industry

Diplomacy Has Eroded Into Unveiled Attacks On Parties’ Positions

It is not surprising to note the conclusion of the fifth round of NAFTA negotiations has left more than a few industries anxious. The negotiations, which hitherto had been a trilateral demonstration of mutual good will and diplomacy eroded quickly into unveiled attacks on the positions of each party to the beleaguered trade deal after… Read More

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Mexico's excellent transportation infrastructure expedites shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MADE IN MEXICO: A worker in Chignahuapan, Puebla, Mexico, prepares a hand-made glass Christmas ornament.
Ambrose Conroy 12:02 AM  12/7/2017

Global Logistics Planning Guide: POLITICAL FUTBOL

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect in 1994, Mexico’s low labor costs have made it a prime location for U.S. companies to base their manufacturing. Initially, there was a correlation between low quality and the low costs of goods made in Mexico. However, over time costs have remained only a fraction of the costs of manufacturing in the United States and China, while quality has risen to world-class levels. The benefits of operating in Mexico are many—it’s one of the … Read More

Brexit could impact shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
WHAT THE UK NEEDS: Another Churchill to let the EU know where it stands.
Andrew Lawler 12:08 AM  12/6/2017

SOUNDINGS

EU ministers are still spooked by Brexit and what it all will mean. Expect them to huff and puff and threaten to blow Britain’s economy down, especially as negotiations continue to stall over the terms they had originally mandated. For its part, Britain will go deep into its playbook to negotiate its own version of what a favorable outcome looks like. And they know how to play the game. Keep in mind that for hundreds of years—right up until the … Read More

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Oil shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade may emanate from Alaska's North Slope.
ALASKA'S BEAUFORT SEA: Eni to drill 100 miles west of the Alaska wildlife refuge.

The Trump administration is continuing a program of energy development on Alaska’s North Slope, with the Interior Department approving new drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approved an application by the Italian company Eni to drill in the Beaufort Sea. The site is 100 miles west of the Alaska wildlife refuge, which a provision in … Read More

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Mexico's excellent transportation infrastructure expedites shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MADE IN MEXICO: A worker in Chignahuapan, Puebla, Mexico, prepares a hand-made glass Christmas ornament.

Global Logistics Planning Guide: POLITICAL FUTBOL

Ambrose Conroy 12:02 AM  12/7/2017

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect in 1994, Mexico’s low labor costs have made it a prime location for U.S. companies to base their manufacturing. Initially, there was a correlation between low quality and the low costs of goods made in Mexico. However, over time costs have remained only a fraction of the costs of manufacturing in … Read More

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Expansion will allow port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
THE CORPUS CHRISTI SHIP CHANNEL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: Allows safe passage of deep draft vessels.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert 12:02 AM  9/27/2017

The Port of Corpus Christi–already the No. 1 exporter of U.S. crude oil in the nation–is about to embark on a channel improvement project that will further boost the resurgence of the American energy sector. The Port of Corpus Christi Authority Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in September executed a project partnership agreement for the deepening and widening … Read More

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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

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

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Global organizations now deliver shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade almost anywhere on the globe.
THE NEW MODEL FOR GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS: There are no limits to the products they offer, and few limits on where they can ship.

The Visible Supply Chain

Peter Edlund 12:45 AM  12/4/2017

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