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manufacturing
To set up a company in China, you must know and avoid the pitfalls that rogue manufacturers have led many foreign companies into.

How Can You Avoid Problems when Manufacturing to China

If you haven’t worked with a Chinese manufacturer before but are intending to start now, this article is for you. From the onset, we must inform you that you are in for a lot of positive gains, but you need to be ready for occasional production problems. One day you are panicking after a factory delays your products, the other … Read More

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U.S. WINE INDUSTRY IS DROWNING ITS SORROWS OVER TRANSATLANTIC TRADE SPAT

Tipsy trade policy The United States imported $6.5 billion worth of wine in 2018, equal to 17 percent of total wine imports… Read More

Transportation & Warehousing Workforce Deemed Volatile

The transportation/warehousing industry is No. 6 for workforce volatility in the U.S., with the sector logging the second-highest average Talent… Read More

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ecommerce shipping
The shift in trends that began in 2019 is only going to pick up pace this year, with two of the most important trends of automation and scaling globally gaining impetus.
Ana Shan 7:53 AM  2/25/2020

Ecommerce Shipping Guide 2020: All You Need to Know

This year, the ecommerce shipping industry is adapting automation and other efficiency-boosting tech tools for a 360-degree transformation. The shift in trends that began in 2019 is only going to pick up pace this year, with two of the most important trends of automation and scaling globally gaining impetus. In 2019, 79% of US ecommerce shoppers said that free shipping would make it more likely for them to buy things online.  53% of users abandon the cart because of hidden costs … Read More

U.S.-China trade
Every participant in U.S.-China trade should now be reassessing his or her own expectations and strategic plans for not only surviving the trade war but, as importantly, for maximizing business success.
Donald Gross 2:00 PM  2/20/2020

Are You Prepared for the Outcome of the U.S.-China Trade War?

For exporters, importers, manufacturers and investors who are heavily involved in U.S.- China trade, the recent agreement provides potentially immense benefits – but still doesn’t end their uncertainty or anxieties about what the future may bring. Every participant in U.S.-China trade should now be reassessing his or her own expectations and strategic plans for not only surviving the trade war but, as importantly, for maximizing business success. Clearly, preparation is essential for businesses to thrive and avoid suffering substantial harm at a … Read More

With improved productivity, the company stands to make more revenue and profits because the entire workforce will be wisely using their work hours.
Kurt Walker 3:44 PM  2/7/2020

10 Tips to Manage Labor More Effectively in Your Supply Chain Logistics

The productivity of the supply chain logistics you’re running is at the hearts of the workforce working for you. With improved productivity, the company stands to make more revenue and profits because the entire workforce will be wisely using their work hours. As the business owner or the operations in-charge, how can you improve productivity within your workforce? Here are 10 tips to manage labor more effectively in your supply chain logistics business. Train the workforce Training the workforce you have employed will … Read More

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manufacturing
To set up a company in China, you must know and avoid the pitfalls that rogue manufacturers have led many foreign companies into.

How Can You Avoid Problems when Manufacturing to China

Elliot Rhodes 1:46 PM  2/26/2020

If you haven’t worked with a Chinese manufacturer before but are intending to start now, this article is for you. From the onset, we must inform you that you are in for a lot of positive gains, but you need to be ready for occasional production problems. One day you are panicking after a factory delays your products, the other … Read More

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Entrepreneurs
While nationally the median income for entrepreneurs is the same as the median income for all workers, there are big differences at the state and city level.

Metros With the Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Team ZenBusiness 11:33 PM  2/10/2020

Many Americans dream of quitting their job and becoming their own boss. Whether the goal is to live the laptop lifestyle or turn a creative pursuit into a full-time business, entrepreneurship offers flexibility and excitement, but it is not without risks. While the potential upside of starting a successful business is appealing, it often takes years for a new firm … Read More

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safety
As technology continues to evolve and drive greater workplace efficiencies, it can be tempting to rely on technology-generated processes.

Safety First in the Workplace

David Ide 11:59 AM  2/20/2020

While the race to deliver quickest shows no signs of abating, safety must come first in logistics. While customers expect ever-decreasing delivery times, placing ever-increasing demands on the supply chain, the focus on fast should never come at the expense of workplace safety. Below are key considerations as you adopt (or enhance) a safety-first approach. Prioritizing safety should not be a hidden … Read More

Education

breakbulk europe
“The city of Bremen has proved to be a good fit for the Breakbulk attendees with its unique blend of historical charm, modern amenities, maritime environment and visitor affordability.”
Breakbulk Events & Media 11:54 PM  2/16/2020

Breakbulk Europe to Return to Bremen in 2021

Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, will return to Bremen, Germany, for the fourth consecutive year in 2021 at Messe Bremen from 18-20 May. “It’s a great pleasure to be returning to Bremen in 2021, a city that has gone above and beyond to welcome breakbulk and project cargo professionals from more than 3800 companies,” Nick Davison, Portfolio Director for Breakbulk and CWEIME events, Hyve Group (formerly ITE Group) said. “The city of Bremen … Read More

skills
Work experience will only get you so far. That’s where supply chain education programs come into the picture.
Taylor Girardi 1:58 PM  1/22/2020

Lifelong Learning: Enhancing Your Supply Chain Skill Set at Any Age

Even the most seasoned supply chain professional will tell you they can always learn a little bit more about their field. Whether it’s mastering a new software program or simply brushing up on your business skills, the more you learn the better you can invest that education into growing your business. Work experience will only get you so far. That’s where supply chain education programs come into the picture. From degree programs at top-tier universities to certificates at trade schools and … Read More

international
The current world leader in education exports is the United States, whose 7,021 two- and four-year colleges and universities attracted nearly a quarter of the world’s international students in 2018.
Anne Kim 11:59 PM  11/24/2019

International Diploma-cy

Higher education is one of the world’s leading “exports” To compete in today’s knowledge-driven economy, college-bound students are increasingly going global in their pursuit of a top-notch degree. Since 2001, the number of students pursuing studies abroad has more than doubled, from 2.1 million to 5.0 million in 2018. As one result, higher education is fast becoming one of the world’s leading “exports.” Many people may not think of education as an “export,” but when an international student comes to the United States, for example, … Read More

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FinTech
Automation is impacting Fintech employees in a variety of complex ways so it’s critical for employees to have a greater understanding of and training on different software systems...