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Emerging Markets

By Patrick Burnson · June 14, 2017
Some trade analysts say there may not be enough qualified IT professionals here to maintain manufacturing momentum.
By Patrick Burnson · June 14, 2017
The “skills gap,” which has been heightened by changes to the H1-B Visa program, is driving manufacturers to look overseas for tech support.
By Patrick Burnson · April 18, 2017
According to Global Logistics 2017, a recent report released by the London think-tank, Transport Intelligence (Ti), the overall contract logistics market is estimated to have grown by 3.9% in real terms in 2016.
By Patrick Burnson · February 14, 2017
Analysts for Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) – an information and advisory services firm for emerging market executives – expect a slight improvement in global expansion in 2017.
By Patrick Burnson · January 17, 2017
China will continue to be strong, most economists agree
By Patrick Burnson · June 2, 2016
Crowley Puerto Rico Services recently announced that it is continuing to invest in Puerto Rico with the execution of an additional $21 million construction contract for improvements and upgrades at its Isla Grande port terminal in San Juan.
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2015
Cuba is one of several hot spots examined by BSR economists and supply chain experts at its annual event.
By Ted Stank · August 31, 2015
In a dynamic economy, multi-national conglomerates and mom and pop shops alike are compelled to keep in close touch with the economic, cultural, and political trends that can change the business playing field virtually overnight.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2015
Logistics professionals continue to believe that supply chain risks vary by region. However, the shipping/sourcing relocation decisions are becoming even more complex as the resiliency and relative strength of the perceived emerging leaders continues to wane.
By Mark Pearson · November 1, 2014
According to new accenture research, a small number of companies are enjoying returns of 20 percent or more on their emerging market investments. This month, I’ll provide an overview of that research and take a look at what these leading companies are doing to stoke emerging market growth.
By Patrick Burnson · September 19, 2014
Despite the vital role that technology plays in helping companies manage the complexity and volatility in global operations, only 48 percent of the more than 1,000 global companies surveyed for a new Accenture study use technology extensively in their emerging market supply chains.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2014
Long regarded as upstarts, today’s emerging markets are demanding respect as they vie for genuine contention in today’s global marketplace. These climbers are concentrating on their logistical advantages to capture market share and attract new investment.
By Patrick Burnson · June 11, 2014
“We live in a volatile world and whether that’s because of what nature wrought or the human element, every nation is prone to some form of risk,” said Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction.
By Mark Pearson · February 1, 2014
In previous centuries, international trade volumes typically flowed east to west, with more goods, materials, and components journeying from emerging markets­— largely in Asia—to mature economies in Europe and North America.
By Sarah · July 1, 2013
The extraordinary variations among emerging market countries suggest the need for multiple supply chains, each tailored to the needs of specific regions and supported by locally developed capabilities and talent. Our consulting team offers some suggestions for dealing with the real, rather than the ideal.

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