Inside World Trade

The editor in chief's monthly column highlighting the current issue's content.


Using Our Competitive Nature in World Trade: Part 2

July 1, 2014

A senior manager of supply management responded to a comment in my May column “Competitive Nature.” He raised some points that actually amplify the discussion and are worth adding to the discourse.

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Consequences of Success

June 3, 2014

True learning, it is said, means not repeating your mistakes. That doesn’t mean not making new ones.

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Using Our Competitive Nature in World Trade

May 1, 2014

The driver of a Toyota Prius at the fuel pump across from me looked at my smart car and asked about my fuel consumption. I quoted the city and highway miles per gallon. The Prius owner responded, “I still win.”

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Going for Gold- the free flow of people, goods, and capital make strong competitors and strong partners

March 1, 2014

 If Olympic athletes can compete and still maintain a spirit of camaraderie their governments back home can learn the free flow of people, goods, and capital make strong competitors and strong partners. 

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Spending Political Capital

January 10, 2014

With the Obama Administration still feeling the sting of a rocky start for its healthcare initiative, does it have the political capital in the U.S. Congress to keep the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) moving?

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Finding Your Place

December 1, 2013

I’m fond of a long passage from Adam Smith, penned in the 1770s, that describes what we now refer to as supply chain management. His quote begins with the end product, a woolen coat, but quickly shifts to the manufacturing and sourcing of the components and then to the logistics of delivering those elements to the point where the garment was created.

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Nobel Prize for Logistics

November 1, 2013

Judging by the apparent surprise many of the Nobel Prize recipients express at being selected for the honor, they had no expectation of receiving that call from Stockholm. This year’s award for medicine may be as close as the logistics and supply chain communities come to such a prestigious acknowledgement.

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Visibility and Vulnerability

October 1, 2013
Poor or limited supply chain visibility is a risk that increases the vulnerability of any supply chain.
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Make Good Choices

September 20, 2013

The economic downturn, mergers, acquisitions and consolidation are all changing the landscape of logistics providers, requiring shippers to stay on top of who’s who.

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Squeezing Balloons

August 1, 2013

In the 17th century Sir Isaac Newton told us “to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction,” but he didn’t warn us about the rule of unintended consequences.

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