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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.

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 … Read More

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Trump Still in Search of China Strategy

Beijing Confused by Administration’s Lack of Coherence

The Trump administration has engaged China on North Korea and trade—without the results President Donald Trump was expecting—and has secured buy-in from the Chinese leadership for a new diplomatic framework. But, according to a recent report from Brookings, the administration has yet to settle on a China strategy, a fact which may explain the lack… Read More

US Goals for NAFTA Renegotiation Meet With Resistance

Canada, Mexico, US Industry Oppose Some Proposals

“I know we all agree that NAFTA needs updating. This is a 23 year-old agreement and our economies are very different than they were in the 1990s.” That’s how US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer opened the first round of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington yesterday. But that’s about all the United States, Canada, and Mexico agree… Read More

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Enviromental efforts by ocean carriers of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
TEAM GREEN: Hapag-Lloyd, whose Dublin Express is being loaded at Hamburg Burchardkai container terminal, works with ports and industry partners worldwide to reduce environmental impacts.
Craig Guillot 1:02 AM  8/21/2017

SAILING THE OCEAN GREEN

The shipping industry hasn’t always had the best environmental reputation. Yet stewardship, public perception and new regulations have driven many shipping companies and ports to significantly clean up their acts over the past decade. Some shippers are even becoming models of environmental leadership with investments and initiatives that conserve resources, minimize emissions and reduce their impacts on the environment. From more efficient ship designs to larger cargo capacities to increase the economies of scale, shipping companies are continually reducing their emissions … Read More

3PL helps beauty company with shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
NU SKIN IS LOOKING TO XPO AS A PARTNER: The beauty company expects a transformation of its global supply chain operations.
Steve Lowery 1:11 AM  8/20/2017

NEW SKIN IN THE GAME

Earlier this summer, the announcement came that Utah-based Nu Skin, a manufacturer of beauty and wellness solutions, had selected XPO Logistics to be its lead global logistics provider in a multi-year deal. On the surface, there seemed nothing remarkable about the deal; manufacturers hire third-party logistics providers every day. They do it so much that magazines like this one do whole special issues about which 3PLs are the best in each field. But if one were to study the deal, and this … 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.

The Modern Supply Chain: Education & Training

Michael Womack 1:40 AM  8/21/2017

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 … Read More

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Factors in choosing manufacturing sites for production of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
COSTS CAN BE ACCURATELY ESTIMATED BY COMPUTER MODELING SCENARIOS: Project variables that have been modeled before construction reduces the number of things that can go wrong.

Choosing a Site for a Manufacturing Facility

Brian Gallagher 12:05 AM  8/21/2017

This article, the third in a three-part series, discusses scalability and future-proofing, and wraps up with a site selection success story. When building a manufacturing facility, getting the plant operational and producing products can seem like the end game. But the key to a project’s long-term success is that it fulfill its function for many years to come. To do that, … Read More

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Expansion allows manufacturers to produce more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
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

Education

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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