This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted. Our first guinea pig, Bubbles, had passed away a few weeks earlier (after bringing us much joy and laughs for over four years), so we were very excited to bring Milo and Otis home and begin a new chapter of memories. A week ago this past Monday, we woke up to a big surprise: four baby guinea pigs in the cage.

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New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) are designed to boost economic growth through trade by opening markets by way of progressive removal of customs duties, eliminating or reducing trade barriers and tariffs, lifting restrictions on services and even through public procurement. Equatorial Guinea. Guinea. Guinea-bissau. Papua New Guinea. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

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The IoT Reality Check

C3 Solutions

Nobody wants to be the guinea pig," Intel's global logistics procurement director Greg Christensen told the authors of the 2019 State of Logistics Report. This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. Learn more about it now! 15 Min Read. Download for later.

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

A shorter monsoon season in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia will help miners procure more materials, used heavily in the electronics industry. Copper, however, is set to slow in availability as Papua New Guinea’s extreme droughts have already closed mines. El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now. Deemed “too big to fail” by NASA , the weather event will impact supply chains at every stage.

Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Proactive disclosure of relevant data, including government budgets, company ownership, public procurement and political party finances allows journalists, civil society and affected communities to identify patterns of corrupt conduct more efficiently. Equatorial Guinea. Guinea-Bissau. Guinea-Bissau. Source: UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau. Transparency International released its annual ranking, Corruptions Perceptions Index 2017 , on Feb.

May 2019 Automation Hero: Elsante Mnzava of Mkenga Group

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I founded Mkenga Group Limited in 2014, a company domiciled in Tanzania and through a subsidiary called BiasharaWorks , we drive the implementations of 3 mission-critical, enterprise-level productivity platforms for medium and large sized businesses in Africa (we have or currently serve customers in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Guinea, and Morocco), and unexpectedly, in the Middle East (the UAE).