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New NAFTA would govern North American shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
SUNSET FOR NAFTA? The immediate threat is that the sunset happens now.

NAFTA – An Uncertain Sunset?

As noted by recent media reports, United States trade negotiators have chosen to introduce a five-year sunset provision to NAFTA as part of the fourth round of negotiations that took place last week in the US capital. The idea, first suggested last month by US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, would allow for NAFTA to … Read More

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NAFTA – An Uncertain Sunset?

US Proposes Mechanism To Get Things Fixed Or Adjust To Current Conditions

As noted by recent media reports, United States trade negotiators have chosen to introduce a five-year sunset provision to NAFTA as part of the fourth round of negotiations that took place last week in the US capital. The idea, first suggested last month by US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and US Trade Representative Robert… Read More

What’s Going On At China’s Communist Party Congress

Future of People’s Republic Taking Shape in Beijing

China’s Communist Party convened its week-long 19th congress last Wednesday. The primary focus will be on choosing party’s internal leadership, and that will have an impact on China’s foreign, economic, and trade policies. The outcome will probably hold few surprises. President Xi Jinping has worked assiduously over the last several years to move his loyalists… Read More

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Inventory optimization leads to more efficient management of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
NEOVIA IMPLEMENTED INVENTORY PLANNING SOLUTION AT UK AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURER: The result is an exchange curve of expected inventory and availability.
Tim Garfield 12:33 AM  10/17/2017

Multi Echelon Inventory Optimization

For more than 25 years, Neovia has provided spare parts logistics for a world-renowned British automotive manufacturer. In the spirit of continuous improvement, the Neovia team implemented a new best-of-breed inventory planning solution to replace Neovia’s global, multi-echelon legacy system. By configuring the legacy system to optimize fill rate and inventory using Neovia’s proprietary configuration technology, the mature business already had lean, optimized inventory delivering the target parts availability level. However, the team recognized that SAP’s Service Parts Planning technology provided enhanced functionality to further increase … Read More

Trucking company delivers shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
RUAN TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS RECENTLY CELEBRATED ITS 85TH ANNIVERSARY
Steve Lowery 12:35 AM  9/29/2017

OUR ROAD TO RUAN

Ruan Transportation Management Systems—Ruan to its friends and customers, of which there are many—recently celebrated its 85th anniversary. We thought that was reason enough to catch up with one of our favorite corporate citizens, a company that started with one truck driven by founder John Ruan and has grown to become one of the top 10 privately owned transportation companies in the U.S. with more than 5,200 employees. What makes Ruan special is not just its rags-to-riches legacy but that the … Read More

Global Logistics

New technologies will help UPS deliver shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
UPS MOBILE DELIVERY APP WHICH RESIDES ON USERS’ SMARTPHONES: The app helps delivery personnel easily manage package deliveries.

UPS has unveiled two innovative technologies that will ease and accelerate training for many of the nearly 95,000 seasonal workers the company will hire to help manage increased package volume during this year’s holiday shopping season. The first is an update to the Mobile Delivery App, which resides on users’ smartphones and helps delivery personnel easily manage package deliveries. It features … 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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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.

TEXAS ELITE CITIES FOR BUSINESS

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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