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A Speed Bump for U.S.-Mexico

Will a showdown on the border be a slowdown in growth, or can two of the world’s largest trading partners end amicably and continue to grow?

The rise of Mexico as a trading partner of the U.S. has been steady since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed.

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Leading the Economic Boom in Southeast U.S.

Southwest U.S. ports are a vital supply chain link for nationwide logistics.

International trade will continue to increase and to come through ports that have the capacity to serve the increasingly larger ships.

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The Long-Term Effects of Chassis Shortages

It’s no secret that recent chassis shortages have had a huge impact on shippers and carriers alike.

Changes in recent years to the ownership and management of chassis have significantly contributed to the ongoing problem of chassis availability, and it’s not going away any time soon.

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Remember FDR’s Trade Legacy

With reauthorization for the Export-Import Bank still pending and the Trans-Pacific Partnership a distant hope, one economist calls on history as a model.

In 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt eloquently stated, “A full and permanent domestic recovery depends in part upon a revived and strengthened international trade.”

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Five Global Sourcing Myths It Pays To Question

Apply total landed cost and a dose of skepticism as your sourcing myth buster.

There are some widely circulated myths it’s fairly harmless to believe. There are others it’s wiser to take with a grain of salt, because they’re not only inaccurate but potentially misleading.

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Get the Most from Carrier Relationships

Openness and trust are important to ensure capacity and results in supply chain relationships.

Shippers have traditionally evaluated their carriers first on price, and then on the markets they serve. The reason is simple.

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Shipment Size Drives Supply Chains

As the ocean carriers and ports prepare for big ships, it’s actually shipment size that is driving supply chains.

E-commerce is revolutionizing the way we buy everything from medicines to groceries to spare parts for household appliances, and in doing so it has become the prime driver of supply chain decisions, experts in the field say.

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What’s On Your Mind?

When the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville asked its advisory board what issues weighed on their minds, they stressed eight major topics.

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Preemptive Action

Supply chain professionals understand risk and strive to mitigate or eliminate as much risk from their supply chain as is possible
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Rails Eye Intermodal Growth

Anticipating increased traffic in the near future, railroads are investing heavily in infrastructure improvements.

Freight volumes are reportedly strong. In some cases, the evidence is visible in official statistics, but in many cases, it is still anecdotal.

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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety.

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Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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