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World Trade 100’s blog space allows visitors can read opinions and comments about industry topics of the day. Visitors are encouraged to respond by making their comments known as well. In this space, you will read blog posts from the Editor in Chief, Perry Trunick, our Associate Editor, Josh Foster, and we have a special space for our industry partners to make blog posts as well. To learn more about submitting blog content, visit our Partners Blog page! Read More

Benefits and Future Advancements in New Clean Diesel Technology

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EPA’s West Coast collaborative meeting highlighted the benefits and future advancements of near-zero emissions.
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Wounded Vet Prepares to Enter Workforce Via DOE Training Program

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While 26-year-old wounded veteran Joseph Grabianowski has inspired Americans with his harrowing war story, someday he may be nationally known for building highly efficient exhaust systems for cars and trucks using 3D printing technology.
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Praise for a Job Half Done

The MAP 21 extension is only half the job, we need a long-term bill.
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act might be better named the Creeping Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.
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KC Delivers Delivered New Perspectives on e-Commerce

By Cristina Toscano
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My trip to Kansas City for the KC Delivers forum gave me a new outlook on how a national sales tax would affect businesses and governments alike.
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Ten Must-Ask Questions to Optimize Your Supply Chain

By Sanjay Srivastava
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In today's business environment, every company is under pressure to do more with less.
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Compliance Blog

Short commentaries and discussions of compliance issues and trends in global trade management as they relate to extended supply chains. Read More

Global Trade Resources for Small & Mid-Sized Exporters

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Exporting can be a challenge for a company of any size, but it is especially daunting for small and medium-sized companies.


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Airforwarders Association Reports Good News from Washington! No, Really!

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Airforwarders Assocition (AfA) has been working to get the U.S. Census Bureau to reconsider its plans to eliminate the Carnet exemption from the Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing that is required when goods leave the U.S.
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Lowering Costs with China Trade Management

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The total costs to conduct business and supply chain operations in China for multi-national companies are greatly influenced by a company’s capabilities to manage its General Trade, Processing Trade, and Bonded Zone operations in China.


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How to Grow Smarter in 2014 and Beyond

By Mike Capone
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More than 9 in 10 expect their company’s sales growth rate to either accelerate or stay the same.
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Company Fined $5.9M for Failing to Obtain Required Export Licenses

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CWT B.V., a Dutch travel agency, has been fined $5.9M by the U.S. government for violating the trade embargo to Cuba. CWT’s violations took place from August 8, 2006 to November 28, 2012 and involved trips to Cuba by 44,430 people.


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Cloud Blog

Short commentaries and discussions of cloud technology and issues surrounding its enterprise-wide use and application in extended supply chains. Read More

Securing the Cloud

Cutting through the fog surrounding data security.
By Perry A. Trunick
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In this exclusive Cloud Supply Chain InfoCenter blog, WT100's EIC breaks down what's truly important in cloud security.
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What Your Supply Chain Can Learn from Nate Silver

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In the days following the US Election, the reputation and stock of a great many well-respected political pundits fell, some precipitously. Nate Silver was not one of them.


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Apparel Retailers Reeling from Bangladesh Factory Fire

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The Savar garment factory fire that on Saturday took the lives of 112 workers is being cited as one the worst industrial tragedies in Bangladesh history.


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Intermodal Blog

Short commentaries and discussions of intermodal issues and trends in global trade management as they relate to extended supply chains.

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A New Era for Intermodal

By Perry A. Trunick
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  When the Staggers Act became law and railroads were economically deregulated, I interviewed a CEO of one of the Class 1 railroads about rail contracts and other changes brought about by the new law.


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Collaboration & Partnership Blog

Interviews and commentary about collaboration and partnerships as it relates to logistics and transportation. Read More

Customer Perspective: Do Your Partnerships Pack A Punch?

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Partnerships are extremely important on a number of levels, and they drive so much of what we do in our industry – but what exactly are the ins-and-outs of a strong, mutually-beneficial partnership?


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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.

 

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