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

The Network Effect

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?

The Network Effect

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

Supply Chain Link

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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

CHAINalytics

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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?

Kinaxis

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United States is Leaving the UPU

Intelligent Audit

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) will meet on September 24th due to the possibility of a United States withdrawal in October. pounds into the United States. A better deal is being negotiated but if no agreement is met, the United States will withdraw from the UPU. Recently the USPS has sent out emails stating negotiated service agreements for international rates may be voided after September 30th, right before the peak season is set to starts.

FedEx Freight Direct Expands Across the United States

Intelligent Audit

As of October 15th, FedEx has announced that that program’s success has warranted its full launch across “80% of the United States.” The post FedEx Freight Direct Expands Across the United States appeared first on Intelligent Audit.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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?

Apple & Foxconn: Financialization across the Pacific

SCM Research

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.

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry

Kinaxis

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The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

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

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

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

Talking Logistics

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

Kinaxis

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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

USPS Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks With TuSimple Autonomous Technology

Kuebix

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has awarded autonomous-truck creator, TuSimple, a contract to conduct a 2-week pilot program of self-driving trucks starting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

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

Supply Chain Movement

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.

FMCSA Expands Program: Mexico Trucks in the United States

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

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

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

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.

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Does the USPS Really Need an Overhaul?

CHAINalytics

| 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.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

How to Pass a Roadside ELD Inspection Without Violations

Loginext

We are now well past the 1st April enforcement date for electronic logging device (ELD) implementation. Now if your trucks are stopped for a roadside inspection, how do you prepare to get through that without any violations? Here’s what you need to know to be violation free.

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

Inbound Logistics

Readers weigh in on whether the USPS should go private

This years ‘Safe Driver Week’, ensure your drivers are safer with these 5 important tips

Loginext

It's a wrap-up for the Safe Driver Week 2019 and I hope your fleet has come out of it with lesser citations than the last year.

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

Supply Chain Movement

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U.S. Government Shutdown 2018

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Democratic leaders wanted to include protections from deportation for about 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday, 19th January, 2018, after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its operations.

U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

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Democratic leaders wanted to include protections from deportation for about 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday, 19th January, 2018, after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its operations.

Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series

Transplace

There will be additional webinars in the series discussing the current state of Mexican customs to come. Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series.

Track Drivers in Real-time and Ensure SLA Compliance

Loginext

Reduce your logistics management costs and increase overall efficiency by tracking drivers and their behavior in real-time. Industries, especially those with sensitive cargo and shipments, focus on tracking the behavior of their drivers to ensure service level agreement (SLA) compliance.

Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management

Enterra Insights

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

ELD Mandate for Trucking Industry by FMCSA

Loginext

The Phase 2 (Mandatory Implementation) of ELDs began on the 18th of Dec 2017. US Department of Transport is mandating that drivers be on duty for a fixed set of hours (60 hours in 7 days, or 70 hours in 8 days; based on the breaks taken in between).

Can Trade War Tensions Between the U.S. and China Lead to Changes in the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain 24/7

The continuing trade war between the United States and China is intensifying, leading to supply chains proceeding with caution