Articles by Gail Dutton

Eliminate Blind Spots in Your Supply Chain

March 1, 2014

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


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Dot Com Distribution

February 3, 2014

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


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A Curve Ball For Cold Chain

January 10, 2014

 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
December 1, 2013

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.
December 1, 2013

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


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Has MAP-21 Lost Direction?

November 1, 2013

 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
November 1, 2013

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.
October 1, 2013

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
October 1, 2013

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
September 2, 2013

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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Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development

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