Articles by Ken Krizner

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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Leading the Economic Boom in Southeast U.S.

Gulf Coast ports are building infrastructure to accommodate regional growth

Ports on the Gulf Coast are strategically positioned to take advantage of the flourishing economy in the southeastern United States. The ports are located in some of the fastest-growing states in one of the fastest-growing regions of the country, offering shippers both destination markets and gateways — options that can help trim their logistics and supply chain costs.


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Midwest: Options for Extended Supply Chains

The region’s strengths allow companies to lower their logistics costs

As companies examine their end-to-end supply chain — from Asian and other overseas sources to the United States — their thought processes and data analyses look at several issues.


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Shippers Seek Reliable Ports

Pacific Northwest ports give shippers options in both directions.

As ocean carriers continue slow steaming to help conserve fuel and contain costs, importers more than ever are looking for reliable, cost-effective service. Once at a port, they expect to have their cargo off-loaded from a vessel and headed for final destination efficiently and quickly, whether that destination is a warehouse facility or end market.


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Near-shoring helps balance manufacturing costs and logistics costs.

Manufacturers Find Success in Mexico

During the past decade, a number of manufacturers have relocated their overseas operations from China and other Asian nations to Mexico — and many U.S. companies looking for their first international site are choosing Mexico.


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Inland Ports Provide Supply Chain Savings

Companies are closer to their markets and gain full logistics services.

 Inland ports can provide a significant opportunity for manufacturers and retailers to reduce their supply chain costs because using an inland port can put cargo much closer to its final destination in major population centers.  


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The Southeast has it All

 Growing logistics infrastructure is striving to keep pace with a continued population boom. 


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Planning for the Next Big Storm

Hurricane Sandy delivered many lessons for U.S. ports – whether or not they were in its path.


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Develop a Caribbean Strategy

A Panama Canal strategy may include transshipment opportunities. Using Caribbean ports might quicken supply chain flows.

 A Panama Canal strategy may include transshipment opportunities. Using Caribbean ports might quicken supply chain flows.  


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The Best Kept Secret in Logistics

The Great Lakes can help improve supply chain effectiveness — and move from best-kept secret to best-used resource.

The Great Lakes can help improve supply chain effectiveness — and move from best-kept secret to best-used resource.


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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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