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2014 May

Check out the May 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring articles on the green supply chain plus much more!

Painting the Supply Chain Green

Corporate culture is a big part of environmental stewardship when it comes to supply chains.
By Mary Shacklett
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There is no doubt about it: sustainability and green initiatives are hard at work in extended supply chains.


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Net-Zero Energy Use in Manufacturing

OPEX Corporation went off the power grid and converted its manufacturing/warehousing facility to solar power.
By Jim McMahon
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Energy costs have forced many manufacturers to focus on innovative ways to optimize energy consumption and improve operational efficiency in their manufacturing, product lines, distribution and administrative operations.


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The Quest for Consistent and Comparable Data

Process automation can help rationalize supply chain management.
By Andrew Evers
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Every business runs on its repeatable processes. Successful supply chain management depends on coordinating every step.


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Trade Compliance Gets Complex

The first step in trade compliance is recognition that it is no simple task.
By Perry A. Trunick
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Trade compliance is a complex task, especially in an extended supply chain that may source from many different countries and distribute to many others in a complex web that may have few, if any, common threads.


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Near-shoring helps balance manufacturing costs and logistics costs.

Manufacturers Find Success in Mexico
By Ken Krizner
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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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Use Supply Chain Data to Win

Access to data is good, actionable data is better.
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With vast amounts of data flowing along extended supply chains, companies that can go the extra mile to integrate business intelligence with the data their supply chains produce can go the extra mile to improve supply chain performance.


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Time to Move NAFTA Forward

NAFTA, after 20 years, has delivered, but it’s time to take the agreement to the next level.
By Perry A. Trunick
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Even after 20 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is subject to misunderstanding or faulty perceptions.


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Parts Distribution Influenced by NAFTA

Mexico is playing a bigger role in automotive manufacturing and parts distribution to the U.S. market.
By Dan McCue
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Mexico’s ascendance in automotive production is having a profound effect on parts inventory planning within the industry, and it is predicted the accompanying shifts in sourcing and supply chain strategies will soon extend to other high-value manufacturing sectors.


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Check out the September 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring the 2014 Logistics Directory, plus much more!
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