Articles by Gail Dutton

Eliminate Blind Spots in Your Supply Chain

Even those companies that assess their supply chain risk miss important risk factors.

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Dot Com Distribution

In the world of “gotta have it now,” eCommerce is defining small-package shipping.

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A Curve Ball For Cold Chain

 Regs and new products drive the cold chain and carriers respond with new facilities and services. 

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Brazil Cracks Down on Corruption

Compliance Program Show Reasonable Care

New Anti-corruption Law Take Effect in February. With a new anti-corruption law scheduled to take effect January 28, 2014, Brazil is increasing the legal exposure of companies operating within its borders, while simultaneously moving to honor the “Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions” promulgated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Conflicting Agendas Slow Supply Chains

While jurisdictions and special interests do battle, the impact on supply chains begins to show.

While jurisdictions and special interests do battle, the impact on supply chains begins to show.

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Has MAP-21 Lost Direction?

 Final regulations are not yet written; the challenge is not any one regulation but the cascade of regulations. 

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NSA Spying Tarnishes Brand USA

Data Privacy to Figure in TTIPS Negotiations

Calls for EU Cloud Strengthen. Revelations about data gathering by the National Security Administration (NSA) may actually damage the ability of American companies to conduct business abroad. 

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Slashing Carbon Footprints

Across the board, in all modes, shipping is cleaner and more efficient.

The transportation modes supporting extended supply chains around the world are getting cleaner and more efficient.

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Navigating the Developing World

Sweat the Details

If you think it needs licensing, check. As the U.S. Army prepares to leave Afghanistan in 2014, many logistics providers also are pulling out. Logenix is staying. A specialist in war-torn and remote regions, it sees opportunities in the building boom that is affecting Afghanistan and Pakistan, and has long experience managing the risks and vagaries of war-torn regions.

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Are GMOs Dead?

Labeling laws, Bans and Suspicions Abound

GMO labeling laws could complicate supply chain compliance. This summer hasn’t been good for genetically modified crops. In the past two months, fears of genetic modifications have caused Japan and Korea to ban imports of rice from the Pacific Northwest. Hawaiian activists lobbied against Bill 2491 to prohibit use of experimental pesticides on experimental genetically modified crops.

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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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Check out the December 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story on Air Cargo, The Alliance Awards, plus much more!

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