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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Is your company’s supply chain piled high with more products, suppliers, and trading partners than you can keep track of efficiently?
Thursday, January 12, 2017
I have long been encouraging a reduction of oil consumption in global supply chains. While I think that oil will be readily available into the foreseeable future, its price will rise as both demand and extraction costs increase over time.
At this time last year, we examined the worsening conditions in global supply chains brought about by dramatic shifts in climate patterns. Industry analysts maintain that it’s not too late to reverse the trend.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
While logistics managers may expect to see fewer proposed mega-trade deals under the new administration, analysts say that there will still be new markets opening up for both U.S. imports and exports this year. Regulatory obstacles remain, however, and logistics managers will have to remain vigilant when it comes to evaluating adaptive strategies.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has the potential to upset the established global order and change the economic outlook.
Monday, December 05, 2016
There is plenty more room for trade agreements in the future, but as an example of the pervasiveness of global trade, with 164 countries part of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, most countries have already made at least some basic move to join the global economy.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
October shipments––at 982,387––were up 5.6 percent compared to September and up 7.4 percent annually for its fastest pace since February, as well as marking the fourth straight month of import growth.
Posted on 11/15 at 11:19 AM
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Friday, November 04, 2016
After 20 plus years of talking about collaboration, there is still a long way to go.
Friday, August 19, 2016
After negative growth in July, United States-bound waterborne shipments in July returned to growth, according to recent data issued by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
Posted on 08/19 at 11:37 AM
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Monday, July 11, 2016
Brexit took a big bite out of the British economy and roiled financial markets across the globe. Market and regulatory uncertainty dampens the outlook for investment and growth, and unfortunately, we can expect a sustained period of uncertainty once exit negotiations begin.