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Changes in how manufacturing contributes to shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade in developing countries.
TECHNOLOGY AND GLOBALIZATION: Changing how manufacturing contributes to development.

Changes in Technology and Trade Disrupting Manufacturing-Led Development

Advances in technology and changing trade patterns are affecting opportunities for export-led manufacturing. Smart automation, advanced robotics, and 3D printing are new factors influencing which locations are attractive for production. While these shifts threaten significant disruptions in future employment, particularly for low-skilled workers, they also offer opportunities, according to a new report released today by the World Bank Group. The report, … 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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Delata carries air shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
AIR APPARENT: Delta has been deemed the best cargo airline in Atlanta for two years in a row. (Image: Delta Cargo)
GT Staff 12:01 AM  9/20/2017

DISPATCHES: C.H. ROBINSON’S NAVISPHERE VISION PROVIDES REAL-TIME SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY

C.H. Robinson’s revolutionary new supply chain technology may not have been able to stop this summer’s hurricanes from slamming Texas and Florida, but it would have made it smoother to handle shipping disruptions. On Sept. 12, the leading 3PL introduced Navisphere Vision, a technology providing real-time global visibility across all modes and regions in one platform to make global supply chains more prescriptive, automated and efficient. “This solution provides unique benefits for our customers,” says Chad Lindbloom, chief information officer … Read More

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

Global Logistics

Container ships carry shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
CONTAINERSHIP OPERATORS ON ONE ROUTE WILL DECREASE FROM 15 IN JULY 2016 TO 8 IN JULY 2018: Orders for new containerships decreased from $17 billion in 2015 to $2 billion in 2016. (Image: Peter Buxbaum)

International transport and logistics executives using container shipping are facing the biggest shift in their ocean provider base for 20 years and must adapt their procurement and contract strategy, according to ocean freight procurement consultancy Drewry Supply Chain Advisors. In the last five years, beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) [ed.: a.k.a shippers] have been able to secure large reductions in freight costs … 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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