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2014 April

Check out the April 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring articles on fueling changes for trucking plus much more!

Fueling Change in Trucking

An aggressive fuel efficiency initiative is helping to change the face of trucking in the U.S.
By Perry A. Trunick
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In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama promised action.


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The Fluid Distribution Network

Consumers drive demand that drives the need for optimized supply chain networks.
By Mary Shacklett
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 Companies have historically reviewed their distribution networks every five or six years.  


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Revitalizing the Buffalo River

Laying the foundation for a “blue economy” as an urban waterway is reclaimed.
By Kevin Keenan
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With surgical skill, crews are meticulously dredging the Buffalo River, ridding it of decades of contamination, setting the stage for the restoration of habitat for fish and wildlife, improved water quality and enhanced public access. 


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What does it take to have a successful omnichannel strategy? Data.

Is Better Data Worth It?
By Perry A. Trunick
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As perhaps the most stunning success of the dot-com era, Amazon is known for the data it collects and the way it uses the information to improve the customer experience.


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Taking Advantage of FTZs

Foreign trade zones may rank as one of the most under-utilized resources for importers and exporters.
By Perry A. Trunick
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Foreign trade zones (also known as Free Trade Zones) exist in over 100 countries worldwide. Rules and benefits of operating in or using the zones will vary by country. 


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From Trusted Trader to Trusted Supply Chain

By Kathleen Murphy
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 In a move that gives an entire supply chain recognition equivalent to “trusted trader” status, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched its Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program (SSCPP), selecting 13 companies to participate for two years until February 2016. 


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Inland Ports Provide Supply Chain Savings

Companies are closer to their markets and gain full logistics services.
By Ken Krizner
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 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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Ukraine: Between Past and Future

Ukraine is not only wedged between Russia and Europe, it is poised between its past and its future.
By Perry A. Trunick
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Pavlo Sher emeta, trade and economy minister for Ukraine, told a BBC audience, “The discussion we are having here is not really East and West, it’s a discussion between the past and the future.”


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HazMat Safety Scrutinized

Hazardous material accidents are an industry nightmare, raising safety questions and potentially tighter regulation.
By Dan McCue
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 They were almost certainly asleep as the driverless oil train rumbled toward Lac-Mégantic, a popular tourist destination town alongside the same-named lake in eastern Quebec, Canada. 


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Check out the August 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story on Preparing the Supply Chain for the Unexpected, plus much more!
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