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Will U.S. tariffs on a long list of Chinese goods be rolled back during the next round of negotiations? That has become the $350 billion question.

A Tipping Point in the Trade War? 4 Tips to Consider Now.

While reassured by a recommitment to the U.S.-China trade agreement, companies still need to be vigilant in protecting their supply chains from pandemic aftershocks – and election-year unpredictability Think back – way back – to January 2020. The U.S. and China signed the Phase 1 trade accord, agreeing to roll back tariffs, expand trade purchases and renew pledges on intellectual … Read More

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KÖRBER: ONLY 1 IN 10 BUSINESSES CAN STAY AHEAD OF THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES

Körber, the Hamburg, Germany, global supply chain technology leader from software to materials handling automation, on Sept. 1 announced the… Read More

BIS Seeks Comments on Identifying “Foundational Technologies”

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) recently published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPRM”) regarding… Read More

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economy
Severe adversity provides real perspective. It is possible to find strength and confidence in the face of real hardship.
Jan Willem van Drimmelen, Head of US, TMF Group 11:59 PM  9/17/2020

Back to Growth: U.S. Business Leaders Have Rosy Outlook for Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our work and life. Business executives have had to quickly reconfigure operations, and millions have had to unexpectedly work from home or cease work entirely. Videoconferencing has become the killer app, and Zoombombing became a new privacy concern. Despite the widespread health and business challenges brought on by the coronavirus, two-thirds of U.S. business leaders are optimistic the domestic economy will recover within a year, according to a survey TMF Group recently released. It’s an … Read More

AI
According to the research being conducted about the future of AI, the market is estimated to grow to a whopping $190 billion worth of industry by 2025.
Claudia Jeffrey 11:58 PM  9/16/2020

AI and Cryptocurrency – How They Can Work Together Effectively

There will soon come a time when artificial intelligence will be running on top of cryptocurrency systems like Blockchains with its capability to increase machine learning capacity and create new financial products. It will take the technology leaps and bounds further in making it one of the mainstream emerging technologies. According to the research being conducted about the future of AI, the market is estimated to grow to a whopping $190 billion worth of industry by 2025. Considering how much the market is … Read More

The U.S. is set to see the most severe economic downturn since GDP was first tracked in the 1940s.
John Lorié and Theo Smid 11:57 PM  8/31/2020

An Economic Recovery From COVID-19 in 2021 Is Possible – But Massive Uncertainty Remains

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on human life. But it has also caused widespread economic upheaval for both advanced and emerging market economies as countries shut down to try to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. for instance is set to see the most severe economic downturn since GDP was first tracked in the 1940s. This means deep hardship for many businesses of all sizes and across all industries. Shutdowns caused many firms to entirely cease operations for … Read More

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trade
Will U.S. tariffs on a long list of Chinese goods be rolled back during the next round of negotiations? That has become the $350 billion question.

While reassured by a recommitment to the U.S.-China trade agreement, companies still need to be vigilant in protecting their supply chains from pandemic aftershocks – and election-year unpredictability Think back – way back – to January 2020. The U.S. and China signed the Phase 1 trade accord, agreeing to roll back tariffs, expand trade purchases and renew pledges on intellectual … Read More

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foreign
Your company must continuously review the strategy and make the needed adjustments as the market circumstances evolve.   

Minimize Foreign Trade Risks with These 10 Tips

James Dorian 11:59 PM  9/24/2020

Does your company follow a strategy to go global? International expansion brings endless opportunities. Statistics show that companies that export boost their productivity by 34% on average over the first year. They are also more likely to survive in the long term when compared to companies with a local focus.  However, we must emphasize the fact that foreign trading comes with … Read More

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manufacturing
For some manufacturing facilities, especially in the hardest-hit areas of the country, it wasn’t a lack of demand that shut down the product lines.

In the United States today, as many manufacturers have entered post-crisis phases in their facilities, some have a much different business model than they did entering 2020. Others, such as those who manufacture medical supplies, craft supplies, and pet supplies, don’t look much different than they did at the beginning of the year, outside of a backlog of orders that … Read More

Education

optimistic
As William Arthur Warn said: The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Frank Orlowski 11:59 PM  9/19/2020

In this COVID-19 World, Be realistic, But Optimistic.

As business leaders, our goal is always to lead our teams to success. During these challenging COVID-19 times, it’s critical to strike the right adaptive mindset and not over- or under-react. We need to find a way not to be pessimistic, but also balance realism with optimism. As William Arthur Warn said: The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. The balance of optimism with realism during these challenging times is … Read More

leaders
Studies indicate that lots of senior executives don’t think the next wave is prepared well enough to assume larger leadership roles.
Jennifer Mackin 6:34 PM  9/14/2020

How Strong Is Your C-Suite Bullpen? Preparing The Next Generation Of Leaders.

About $350 billion a year is spent on leadership development, but many companies aren’t getting much bang out of their buck. Studies indicate that lots of senior executives don’t think the next wave is prepared well enough to assume larger leadership roles. With many companies in a transitional phase, either due to people retiring or radical changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, having ill-equipped leaders taking over can compound problems. Some businesses will suffer if they don’t make major changes in how … Read More

structure
When executives generate flexible corporate structure within organizations, they will secure a foothold in an ever-changing hyper-competitive marketplace.
Mostafa Sayyadi 7:44 AM  8/31/2020

Create a Flexible Corporate Structure to Develop High Performance Leadership in Global Companies

This article portrays a more detailed picture of the effects of flexible structures on knowledge management. This article also indicates that executives can implement structural changes for better leading their companies. This article summarizes my experience as a senior management consultant and is about getting the information needed to be successful in the right hands of executives worldwide. How Can Flexible Structures Improve Leadership Effectiveness? A flexible structure is necessary to lead a global organization. This type of corporate structure is at … Read More

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