Doing Business in the United States

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In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States. Over the next 150 years as the country expanded westward, the growing country added 37 additional states. The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959.

This map shows every bridge in the United States….and it’s incredible

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The post This map shows every bridge in the United States… and it’s incredible appeared first on The Network Effect. We’ve shared other maps in the past that help explain today’s global supply chain.

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

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The post What if the United States broke in half? The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

From Harvest to Bottle: Importing Wine into the United States

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In 2016, Americans consumed over 789 million gallons of wine – equating to almost 3 gallons per person 1. Wine consumption continues to increase in the U.S., challenging American wine importers to continue to import enough wine to match demand.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States

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News headlines, along with a lack of clarity into future interest rate changes, suggest that the United States is heading into an unstable market. These countries provide about 53 percent of imports to the United States, so these new tariffs have potentially massive implications. With uncertainty over the pending exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, European supply chains are in limbo.

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

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For the United States, De Minimis will remain at $800 (USD). The post How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments appeared first on Transportfolio. The U.S.,

The United States Postal Service Increases Holiday Competition with Their Own Peak Season Strategy

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Not to be overshadowed in their effort to increase competition levels, the United … The post The United States Postal Service Increases Holiday Competition with Their Own Peak Season Strategy appeared first on Chainalytics.

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

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For the United States, $800 (USD), no duty and taxes not applicable. For the United States, $800 (USD), no duty and taxes not applicable. The U.S., Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018.

Will that be automatic or semi-automatic to manage your supply chain?

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Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

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Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer.

Apple & Foxconn: Financialization across the Pacific

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Research Teaching Article China Corporate Social Responsibility Globalization Supply Chain Management United StatesIt is always inspirational to find articles that, at first glance, fall out of our discipline, but, at second glance, change the way we think about supply chain phenomena. One of these articles is Froud et al. 2014): Financialization across the Pacific: Manufacturing Cost Ratios, Supply Chains and Power.

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?

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Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States? The top 24 metro areas for R&D produce almost three-quarters of all utility patents filed in the United States and 83 percent of R&D performed by large companies at their primary R&D locations. Twitter The post Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture

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The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

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First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity. Supply Chain Risk Management cyber terrorism Europol port cybersecurity port security TrapX Security United States Government Accountability Office

When It Comes to Trucking, the EU is Not the “United States of Europe”

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Many shippers, especially those that have grown through mergers and acquisitions, have transportation operations around the world, including the United States and the European Union. That said, “although we have the EU, Europe is not the ‘United States of Europe,’” added Eijsink.

SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change – Part 3 of Kinaxis & Cognizant Series

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United States Trade Representative Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA

Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership to gain new industry insights in Europe

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We regard this partnership as an excellent strategic opportunity for us to further grow our presence in Europe and to gain feedback which is relevant for our clients in Europe and North America alike,” states Chris.

GOOD QUESTION | Should the United States Postal Service be privatized? Why or why not?

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Readers weigh in on whether the USPS should go private

China on Track to Surpass U.S. as the World’s Largest Economy — What Does This Mean for Logistics?

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By one measure, China will soon take the United States’ spot as the world’s largest economy. This news was released via the United Nations’ International Comparison Program (ICP), which illustrates many changes including the Purchasing-Power Parity (PPP) of China. By Jim Serstad.

Does the USPS Really Need an Overhaul?

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| By Francisco Perez | Consultant, Transportation | Chainalytics | The United States Postal Service has experienced ongoing revenue challenges for quite some time, so it is not surprising to see that the USPS once again faces diminishing revenues due to declining mail volume.

FMCSA Expands Program: Mexico Trucks in the United States

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The pilot evaluated the safety and feasibility of allowing Mexico trucks to operate within the United States. The participants from the pilot program will automatically be granted permanent authority to operate within the United States.

Trending Transportation Updates: January 2018

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Many states were unprepared and lack the means of snow and ice removal creating gridlocks. 2018 Winter Storms Were in Full Effect. Early January was the time for snow. The East Coast was hit hard at the start of the year with snow squalls reaching as far as northern Florida. Regions around Lake Erie saw heavy snow the first week of January, with record-breaking accumulation of over 133 inches.

Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border

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Details of the legislation are to be finalized in August and should help boost an already healthy trade relationship with the United States. As with most legislation in both the United States and Mexico , published law does not necessarily translate to common practice.

Infographic: The “Made in China Era” Coming to an End?

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Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different

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workers, while on the other side of the coin pure laissez-faire traders consider free trade as a pure positive for the United States. . For example, 40 percent of the inputs to finished manufactured goods in Mexico come from the United States.

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Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management

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Today, much of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. That hasn’t happened for nearly 100 years. Because … Continued. The post Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

The State of Supply Chain Labor

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The United States now has more than one job available for every unemployed person. 1 A report released last month by the United States Labor Department unveiled the state of the labor market, reporting that the U.S.

What is the future of drug traceability?

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As it is implemented over the next decade, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) will, piece-by-piece, create a track-and-trace system for pharmaceutical drugs distributed in the United States.

All Roads Lead to Dallas

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Famously known for the barbecue, the Cowboys, and the State Fair of Texas, Dallas ranks as the ninth largest city in the United States with the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area ranking fourth.

Weather Disasters Usher in New Era of Supply Chain Risk Management

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As the United States continues to recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it seems unnecessary to warn supply chain risk … Continued. The post Weather Disasters Usher in New Era of Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Reducing Cargo Theft

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Cargo theft in the United States results in billions of lost dollars. Taking proper precautions can help minimize theft and secure the supply chain

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Hurricane Matthew’s Impact by the Numbers

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Hurricane Matthew caused damage up the East Coast of the United States, wreaking havoc on buildings, infrastructure, and supply chains. The post Hurricane Matthew’s Impact by the Numbers appeared first on The Network Effect. Risk Supply Chain Management disasters energy food Hurricane Matthew supply chain

Intermodal Rail: Moving in the Right Direction

Inbound Logistics

As the demand for supply chain efficiency and speed rises, companies are investing in intermodal rail infrastructure and repairs throughout the United States

How Bird Flu is Impacting the Egg Supply Chain

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As I mentioned in last Friday’s news round-up, the United States will begin to import eggs from Europe due to a massive shortage. This marks the first time in more than a decade that the US has been forced to import eggs. The cause of the shortage is avian flu.

Turkey Logistics: The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

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According to the National Turkey Federation, over 730 million pounds of turkey will be consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time for family, friends, and turkey. Lots of turkey. Just how much turkey?

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