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Asian countries have more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade with Africa.
US-AFRICA TRADE: It has continued to be sluggish.

Is Africa Really a S**thole?

Africa was recently described in a particular way that has again brought the issue of perception about the continent to the fore. Depending on the point of reference, there is no right or wrong opinion about the remark. While the magnitude of infrastructure deficit in the region seem to support such expression, other indices like the entrepreneurial ecosystem, size of … Read More

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BREAKING NEWS—Ross to President: Hit All Steel and Aluminum Imports With Tariffs, Quotas

Commerce Reports Offer Alternative Remedies, But All Would Cover Imports From All Countries

United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today released reports on the department’s investigations into the impact on US national security from imports of steel and aluminum products from around the world. The reports recommended that President Donald Trump impose new tariffs on all steel and aluminum imports. The president is now considering these recommendations… Read More

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AMAZON LETS IT BE KNOWN WHAT IT IS LOOKING FOR

Speaking of e-commerce, a little outfit called Amazon has been known to dabble in that. They’ve also been known to drive city officials and economic development folk near-out of their minds when they announce they’re looking for a new location for a second headquarters. Of course, that’s what Amazon revealed a while ago and in… Read More

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Taylor Schachter 12:58 AM  2/19/2018

Who’s Who – Third Party Logistics

With global worldwide e-commerce sales set to nearly double in volume between now and 2021, third-party logistics (3PL) providers are set to play an integral role in this explosive growth. In fact, the United States already boasts the second largest e-commerce markets in the world, with $340 billion dollars in annual online sales- and that’s just online! Third-party logistics providers are still in high demand for everything from bricks-and-mortar retail to B2B operations and everything in between. But with so … Read More

Amazon is looking for a second HQ to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
DESPERATELY SEEKING AMAZON: Cities are clamoring for that logo on a large building.
Steve Lowery 12:01 AM  2/16/2018

WANTED: COOL CITIES, SMART PEOPLE

Speaking of e-commerce, a little outfit called Amazon has been known to dabble in that. They’ve also been known to drive city officials and economic development folk near-out of their minds when they announce they’re looking for a new location for a second headquarters. Of course, that’s what Amazon revealed a while ago and in the interim all manner of civic boosters has attempted to lure the giant whose current headquarters in Seattle is 8.1 million square feet, constituting nearly 20 … Read More

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Software can help trucking companies carrying shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
POOR SOFTWARE: It can slow employees down and deter them from adopting technology.

One important but sometimes overlooked component of assessing your digital strategy is simply looking into whether your employees are loving your software or secretly hating it. Employees work with the technology every day, knowing which systems are difficult to navigate and are lacking efficiency. According to a Forrester study, a whopping 75 percent of respondents reported having a tough time accessing info … Read More

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State provides incentives to generate more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
GLOBAL ALABAMA: Its seven most highly subsidized companies have headquarters outside the US.

Toyota/Mazda $1.6-Billion Investment in Alabama: Four Takeaways

Joseph Parilla and Sifan Liu 12:27 AM  2/9/2018

Amazon is not the only global company making major investment decisions. In January, Toyota and Mazda announced a joint $1.6-billion investment in a new automotive production facility in Huntsville, Alabama. In exchange for the investment, which could create up to 4,000 jobs, the two Japanese auto giants will receive what is expected to be between $800 million and $900 million … Read More

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Texas ports are handling more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
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GT Staff 12:12 AM  2/14/2018

As the Nation’s top-exporting state for the past 14 consecutive years, it’s impossible to deny the importance of Texas logistics to the global economy. In fact, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in 2015 alone Texas ports facilitated almost $650 billion dollars in trade, both directly and indirectly supported almost 1.6 million jobs, and contributed $224.3 billion dollars to the … 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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