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asset tracking
Real-time visibility of critical assets, which can be anything from fleet equipment to humans, is essential for operating a supply chain at peak efficiency.

Why Fleet Managers Need Mobile IoT Asset Tracking

Not long ago, local grocery stores were lined with empty shelves. Toilet paper and hand sanitizer shortages gripped headlines from California to New York. In the throes of the COVID-19 era, demand for basic goods had so abruptly shifted that transportation and logistics companies were forced to react at breakneck speed to the unprecedented surge, all while maintaining worker safety. The … Read More

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Commerce Commences Section 232 Investigation on Imports of Vanadium

The Commerce Department announced on June 2, 2020, that it is starting another Section 232 investigation that could result in the imposition… Read More

TRADE BARRIERS EVOLVE WITH MOVIE STREAMING TRENDS

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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

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asset tracking
Real-time visibility of critical assets, which can be anything from fleet equipment to humans, is essential for operating a supply chain at peak efficiency.

Why Fleet Managers Need Mobile IoT Asset Tracking

Haylle Sok 11:59 PM  6/5/2020

Not long ago, local grocery stores were lined with empty shelves. Toilet paper and hand sanitizer shortages gripped headlines from California to New York. In the throes of the COVID-19 era, demand for basic goods had so abruptly shifted that transportation and logistics companies were forced to react at breakneck speed to the unprecedented surge, all while maintaining worker safety. The … Read More

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oil prices
According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. employs close to 130,000 people in the oil and gas extraction industry.

U.S. States and Metros Hit the Hardest by the Drop in Oil Prices

Construction Coverage 11:58 PM  6/1/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent the world economy into turmoil as lockdowns around the world have caused economic activity to grind to a halt. The demand for oil has crashed in the wake of the growing pandemic, sending oil prices diving and even dipping below $0 per barrel. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the … Read More

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reopen
“Even before our current crisis, it’s always been important for businesses to respond to unanticipated changes in the market that threatened their product or business model."

With the economy trying to overcome the effects of COVID-19 and the nation’s political unrest, business leaders face a challenge like never before as stores and offices reopen and try to lure back customers and clients. “Even before our current crisis, it’s always been important for businesses to respond to unanticipated changes in the market that threatened their product or business model,” says … Read More

Education

leadership style
Organizational competitiveness is essential for business growth and prosperity.
Mostafa Sayyadi 11:56 PM  5/28/2020

How to Change Your Leadership Style and Adapt to the Changing World

A scholar in Nova Southeastern University by the name of Chien presented executives with a correlation between leadership effectiveness of different leadership styles adopted by executives in international companies. Although this empirical study was primarily designed to investigate global leaders and in this case Taiwan, there are kernels for all executives to learn from. For example, there was a strong positive correlation between the effectiveness of leaders and adopting a transformational leadership style at the highest organizational levels. Executives began to … Read More

companies
Executives across the globe have found that knowledge is critical to financial performance.
Mostafa Sayyadi 11:59 PM  5/23/2020

How to Build High-Performing Companies

There are some executives that like to look at academic journals but unfortunately the crossover literature has not reached them enough. I attempt to blend scholarly concepts with real-world applications. For the executive’s corner, I place a great deal of emphasis on the literature of knowledge management, information technology, strategy, and culture as four significant indicators for financial performance. This article adds to a relatively small body of literature but pays homage to the scholarly contributions. I highlight the direct impact … Read More

success
By channeling knowledge management practices into organizational constructs, engaging in the practices of leadership, executives will continue to prosper.
Mostafa Sayyadi 11:49 PM  5/11/2020

The Road to Leadership Success is Paved With Knowledge

Different Kinds of Organizational Knowledge and Where they are Found Executives must have an understanding of the concept of knowledge itself. Knowledge is identified as a multi-faceted concept and is distinct from information and data. Knowledge is quite elusive and is changing on a day-to-day basis with discontinued products and the ever-changing vast array of technology. Therefore, to counter the above definition of knowledge, Ruggles defines knowledge as a blend of information, experiences, and codes. The key take-away for executives is … Read More

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