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ASEAN
In ASEAN you have an opportunity to link supply chains from a hub like Singapore, which offers first-class amenities, to less developed markets with eager and driven populations rising out of poverty and looking for jobs in factories and a more modern lifestyle.

Global Trade Talk: Navigating Geopolitical Currents in a Changing Southeast Asia

Global Trade Talk is part of an ongoing series highlighting international business, trade, investment, and site location issues and opportunities. This article focuses on the conversation between Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and Keith Rabin, President, KWR International, Inc. Hello Simon. How have you been? Before we begin can you tell our readers about your background … Read More

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supply chain
Having the right combination of technology, expertise, people, and solutions in place is critical as companies revisit their supply chain strategies.
Russ Felker, CTO of GlobalTranz 11:59 PM  6/2/2020

Leveraging Digital Technology to Create a More Resilient Supply Chain

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the flow of goods across the globe, from raw materials to finished products. The pandemic has raised awareness of the importance of truck drivers, delivery drivers and warehouse workers who have kept products moving in this challenging environment. The economic ramifications have forced companies and industries to reevaluate their supply chains. Additionally, the pandemic has vividly illustrated that today’s highly interlinked, international supply chains have more potential points of failure and less flexibility for absorbing … Read More

agility
In today's world, businesses are faced with a variety of challenges that require they quickly adapt resources to address a dynamically changing environment
Joey Lei, Director of Service Management at Synoptek 11:13 AM  5/28/2020

How Modern Services Enable Agility, Elasticity and Mobility in an Enterprise

Organizations across the globe have been tirelessly working on improving their agility and scalability. Due to a sudden change in the business landscape caused by COVID-19, business leaders suddenly found themselves having to rise to the call to action. The results are staggering – the unanticipated impact and pace of the global spread of COVID-19 caught businesses off guard. Many failed to quickly adapt to the changing circumstances as they were not well-equipped in their ability to scale down impacted … Read More

global supply
Even before the pandemic, the subtext of the U.S.-China trade war was U.S. pressure on companies to reexamine and “rebalance” the structure of their supply and production networks.
Alice Calder 8:35 PM  5/27/2020

THE PANDEMIC DISRUPTED GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS BUT WERE THEY ALREADY MORPHING?

COVID-19 is disrupting the operation of global supply chains, causing many businesses (and countries) to rethink where they source their products. Is the pandemic accelerating trends already underway? Were trade policies – both liberalizing and protectionist – inducing some degree of “nearshoring” to avoid tariffs or to focus on regional trade made easier and less costly through free trade agreements? In the case of the United States at least, the answer may be yes. How Global Supply Chains Stretched Supply chains encompass all … Read More

Global Logistics

drones
Moving stuff with drones is heating up beyond the logistics and transportation sector.

The demand within the global drone logistics and transportation industry is rising at a stellar pace in recent times. The need for aviation and military drones has created a juggernaut of possibilities for growth within this market. Moreover, new applications of drones have come to the fore across several industries. This trend has paved way for increased investments to flow … Read More

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ASEAN
In ASEAN you have an opportunity to link supply chains from a hub like Singapore, which offers first-class amenities, to less developed markets with eager and driven populations rising out of poverty and looking for jobs in factories and a more modern lifestyle.

Global Trade Talk: Navigating Geopolitical Currents in a Changing Southeast Asia

Keith Rabin 11:59 PM  7/6/2020

Global Trade Talk is part of an ongoing series highlighting international business, trade, investment, and site location issues and opportunities. This article focuses on the conversation between Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and Keith Rabin, President, KWR International, Inc. Hello Simon. How have you been? Before we begin can you tell our readers about your background … Read More

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shopping
Online advertising is the least appreciated to generate buying impulses, but that does not mean that their tactics are useless.

Impulsive Shopping and Post-Pandemic Consumer Behavior

Art Goldman, CFO DK Hardware 11:55 PM  7/6/2020

Picture this. You are in the supermarket in your neighborhood queuing to pay and see some delicious and totally irresistible chocolates that you did not even think about buying but that now are something that has become essential. That is what in marketing is called “impulsive buying” and, for example in the case of supermarkets, it is their main source … Read More

Education

global
Information technology plays a critical role in creating a competitive advantage and is therefore aligned with the resource-based theory.
Mostafa Sayyadi 11:58 PM  7/5/2020

Two Ways to Make It Easy to Engage a Global Workforce

I attempt to blend scholarly concepts with real-world applications. I place a great deal of emphasis on the literature of information technology and corporate strategy as two significant indicators for financial success. This article adds to a relatively small body of literature but pays homage to the scholarly contributions. I highlight the direct impact of these organizational internal resources factors on financial performance. Executives will also see that I expand upon the subject matter of a firm’s internal resources. Insufficient consideration … Read More

knowledge management
Knowledge management can help companies identify their inefficiencies in organizational processes, and subsequently recover them on an instantaneous basis.
Mostafa Sayyadi 11:58 PM  7/3/2020

Why Knowledge Management is Important to the Success of Your Company

Executives today are more focused on strategic management decision making due to the hypercompetitive global environment and the public and private sector evaluation and opinion. Executes still wonder where is knowledge and how can it be captured, utilized, and enhanced when it comes to decision-making. Executives found that within organizations, knowledge resides in various areas such as management, employees, culture, structure, systems, processes, and relationships, and its role is to enhance organizational functions. Executives across the globe have found that knowledge … Read More

education
Educational service exports ranked 5th among all U.S. services exports, valued at $45.3 billion in 2018, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Alice Calder 3:20 AM  6/25/2020

IS THERE A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR TRADE IN EDUCATION?

American University Blues The arrival of COVID-19 sent students packing mid-semester as many universities continue to mull over options for restarting in-person classes in the fall. Many international students who had returned home for the spring break were unable to return to the United States to finish out their studies. Travel restrictions and changing student visa rules will have international applicants questioning whether to pursue studies abroad. Universities are working to increase their capabilities to deliver courses virtually but online classes may be less … Read More

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