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Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: It can be used to predict the impact of price changes.

Tariffs: Manufacturers are ill-equipped for raw material cost hikes

The import tariffs on steel and aluminum, as confirmed by President Trump on May 31, exacerbated worries for B2B manufacturers—and their customers. The implications for employment and the economy are significant, but most manufacturers are also grappling with practical questions, such as: How will this impact my per-unit costs? How can we effectively pass these changes on? How will customers … Read More

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Behind Trump’s slamming of Germany over Russian gas pipeline

It’s about business, but he struck a very different tone with Putin

President Donald Trump slammed Germany and its chancellor Angela Merkel during his European trip earlier this week, claiming that the… Read More

China’s wide-ranging tariffs on US products

Taking steps to lessen impact of US tariffs

On July 6, China imposed tariffs of 25 percent on $34 billion of United States exports in response to US… Read More

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reshoring has impact on shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
THEY’RE BACK: Many factors play a role in manufacturing jobs returning to America.
VirTex Enterprises 12:34 AM  7/23/2018

THE AGE OF SMART-SHORING

With wages escalating overseas and the push for job creation in North America, business should be conducted where it makes the most sense. VirTex, a U.S.-based Electronics Manufacturing Service Provider (EMS), has witnessed the drive for re-shoring/on-shoring initiatives over the past five years. However, the company did not investigate the true reasons why this is so. Until now. So, why are businesses bringing some—if not all—of their manufacturing production back from lower-cost regions? According to VirTex: Time and The Need for Speed: Offshore manufacturing … Read More

FDI generates shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MEET YOUR FUTURE TRADING PARTNER: Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest per unit labor costs and the strongest labor force growth projections of any region in the world.
Courtney Rickert McCaffrey 12:26 AM  7/20/2018

GROWTH POTENTIAL

Global investors appear to be shunning emerging markets. This is true not only for “hot money” flows in financial markets in recent weeks, but also for longer-term foreign direct investment (FDI) flows. Emerging markets account for their lowest-ever share of positions on this year’s A.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index. Investors we surveyed are instead laser focused on opportunities in developed markets. But this focus is misplaced. Emerging markets present compelling investment opportunities in the current environment—if you know where to look. Economic … Read More

Global Logistics

SC Ports handled more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade in FY 2018.
SOUTH CAROLINA PORTS: They handled 2.2 million TEUs in FY 2018, an increase of three percent over the previous year.

The South Carolina Ports Authority announced record container volume of 2.2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled during the 2018 fiscal year, an increase of three percent over the previous fiscal year. SCPA handled 201,163 TEUs in June, the single highest month for container volume in the port’s history and a 10 percent increase over June 2017. June was a … Read More

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Port of Vancouver attracts tenant for shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
PORT OF VANCOUVER: It’s leasing 5.6 acres to Hawthorne Hydroponics.

Hawthorne Hydroponics Leases Port of Vancouver USA’s New Industrial Building

GT Staff 12:41 AM  7/20/2018

The Port of Vancouver USA and Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC have signed five-year lease for the port’s Centennial Industrial Building (CIB). The port’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the lease at the board’s June 19 meeting. Hawthorne Hydroponics is a subsidiary of the Hawthorne Company; both are subsidiaries of Scotts Miracle-Gro, a publicly traded company that sells lawn and garden products in the … Read More

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Siam Bioscience wants more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
SIAM BIOSCIENCE: the company produces products that require temperature controls.

The government of Thailand has embarked on a program called Thailand 4.0 which encourages investments in advanced industries that make use of automation, robotics, and digitization. Two companies that fall under that umbrella—Siam Bioscience, a biotechnology company, and CPRAM, a food processor—also have something else in common: they rely on investments in Thailand’s cold chain logistics infrastructure. Siam Bioscience, a company founded … Read More

Education

MBA programs offer concentrations in managing shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MBA GRADUATES: Those in logistics management are well-positioned to secure supply-chain jobs.
GT Staff 12:29 AM  6/11/2018

Logistics and Supply Chain MBA Programs

A growing number of universities in the United States are offering Masters in Business Administration programs—many of them online—with concentrations in logistics management and other related fields—such as supply-chain management, process reengineering, information technology, strategic planning, and shipping. And for good reason: market demand for supply chain and logistics professionals is growing and so are salaries in the field. Logistics in the U.S. is a $1.3 trillion industry and growing. MBAs in logistics management are well-positioned to secure jobs as … Read More

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

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