Much of the focus regarding the recent election has been on the issue of tariffs and how they might be able to help bring jobs back to the United States. For those who don’t know, tariffs are taxes imposed on goods made overseas when they enter the country. The idea is that the cost of…

UPS has recently announced that changes made in shipping routes from the U.S. into Canada have improved the delivery times for shipments, reducing times up to one day. Therefore, recipients can expect to see their packages arrive one day earlier than previously. With an upswing in the shipments from U.S. retailers and other shippers to…

One of the hottest topics in the supply chain management industry is risk management as noted at the Gartner conference this year. Part of the discussion during the conference focused on the development of new technology for mapping and monitoring supply-chain risk. With the world’s economy affected by disruptive events including terrorism and meteorological events,…

Before any product or shipment can be brought into the United States, it must first pass through Customs. The Customs Department helps to control the amount of contraband and other illegal items that come into the country on ¬†a regular basis. Certain items are allowed to be brought into the country after a tariff or…

Walmart is the world’s largest retailer and private employer. It is also the biggest company if you order by sales. In 2015, Walmart’s sales amounted to $482 billion which is approximately 2X Apple’s revenues. However, now Walmart finds itself in a new landscape in the retail industry due to the influx of online shopping. E-commerce…

Today’s manufacturers face an increasing number of challenges, with fluctuating exchange rates, problem in the steel industry and the need to provide a good wage to workers, with that rate continuing to increase. Ensuring that the supply chain visibility is appropriate¬†throughout the manufacturing process is crucial to ensuring the process is as efficient as possible.…

Renewable Power Sources wind and solar power are growing exponentially. While the economy has seen crashing oil prices and downsizing in other fossil fuels, the green energy sources are booming. In 2015, clean energy investments broke previous records and continue to gain globally. Renewable energy prices have been going down making it more affordable to…

Renewable Energy Sources wind and solar power are growing exponentially. While the economy has seen crashing oil prices and downsizing in other fossil fuels, the green energy sources are booming. In 2015, clean energy investments broke previous records and continue to gain globally. Renewable energy prices have been going down making it more affordable to…

While many of the techniques in marketing for freight forwarders on a global level are the same as used in the U.S., there are several factors that are different. For instance, global SEO requires research into the culture and language of the target region, as well as some unique coding issues. Multilingual markup tags, geo-specific…

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