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By uscgscm / June 27, 2017

Six Factors Driving Logistics into 2020

Author: Karen Roemer, Account Manager at Expeditors How will we move the economy of 2020? We live in both an exciting...

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By Nick Vyas / June 25, 2017

Global Supply Chain Review: June 2017

Mergers, acquisitions, tariffs, and drones. This month’s review runs the gamut, but one thing that is certain, it’s been a...

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By Nick Vyas / May 30, 2017

Global Supply Chain Review: May 2017

Nationalism and globalism are the key words of May, with nations across the world confronting how the choice of one...

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By Nick Vyas / May 1, 2017

Global Supply Chain Review: April 2017

Global interconnectedness has been an unavoidable topic, shaping all supply chain events this month. Whether considering economic growth or crisis,...

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By Nick Vyas / April 10, 2017

Announcing our 5th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit

We’re proud to invite you to our 5th Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit, to be hosted August 9-10. Join us...

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By Nick Vyas / April 2, 2017

Global Supply Chain Review: March 2017

Interest rates, automation, and manufacturing guide this month’s Global Supply Chain Review. We’re here to provide the highlights and open...

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By Nick Vyas / February 26, 2017

Global Supply Chain Review: Beginning 2017

A new year and a new review. The word of 2017 so far is speculation—about new administrations, global trade, interest...

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By Nick Vyas / December 5, 2016

Global Supply Chain Review: November 2016

The year winds to a close, and the global supply chain collectively considers the stories and questions that have shaped...

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By Nick Vyas / October 30, 2016

Global Supply Chain Review: October

October has made its close, and we’re back with the global supply chain news that has shaped the past four...

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By Nick Vyas / October 2, 2016

Global Supply Chain Review: September

The seasons are changing, and the world of supply chain is shifting and evolving along with them. Here, a sampling...

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By Nick Vyas / September 14, 2016

The USC Center for Global Supply Chain Management Will Hold First Two-Day Conference

The Fourth Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit will highlight challenges and share insight on the profession’s best practices Los...

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By Nick Vyas / August 28, 2016

Global Supply Chain Review: August

  New reports out this month point to sustainability, innovation, and collaboration being keys to success in the rapidly evolving...

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By Nick Vyas / August 23, 2016

Can Jet.com Position Walmart to Compete with Amazon?

Early in August, Walmart make the major $3.3 billion dollar cash purchase of Jet.com.  The acquisition set new records as...

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By Nick Vyas / August 11, 2016

Your Invitation to the 4th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit

Our 4th Annual Global Supply Chain Summit is only 4 weeks away! The countdown has officially begun. The Summit brings together...

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By Nick Vyas / July 24, 2016

Global Supply Chain Review: July 2016

Instability is the keyword this month, both political and economic. As nations around the world struggled with the unknown, here...

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By uscgscm / June 27, 2016

Global Supply Chain Review: June 2016

The month of June was filled with marked highs and lows across supply chain industries and throughout the world, in...

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By Nick Vyas / May 27, 2016

Join Us for an Exciting Event on ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC INTEGRATION

ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC INTEGRATION Regional Economic Integration and the Role of the U.S. and JapanJune 10, 2016, 2:00 – 5:30 PM The...

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By uscgscm / May 22, 2016

Global Supply Chain Review: May 2016

Welcome to our newly redesigned monthly review. In order to keep an eye on developments across the international supply chain,...

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By uscgscm / May 11, 2016

Monthly Supply Chain Review: April

Welcome to our April edition of the Monthly Supply Chain Review. It’s been a busy month and a busy first quarter of 2016: In transportation and automotive news, VW reached an agreement in the U.S. regarding its emissions cheating scandal. While many details remain undisclosed until later in the year, estimated costs for the company have come in near $18 billion, not including fines and other costs. The process is ongoing and continues affecting consumers and dealers.

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By uscgscm / April 24, 2016

Apple Encryption and Privacy in Supply Chain

The issue of privacy and security has long been a topic of debate, particularly as new and disruptive technologies have...

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By uscgscm / April 16, 2016

CSR and Corporate Greed: the Case in Pharmaceuticals

As the year began, Martin Shkrelli was called before a Congressional committee to defend his decision to hike the price...

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By uscgscm / April 3, 2016

Monthly Supply Chain Review: March 2016

The month of March has been centered on issues of privacy and data in the world of supply chain. At...

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By uscgscm / March 27, 2016

West Coast Ports Continue Increasing Efficiency

A year after the West Coast Ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach experienced news making slow downs and narrowly...

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By uscgscm / March 20, 2016

Supply Chain Tech in a Disruptive Marketplace

In the face of resistance from taxi and limo drivers, Uber and Lyft have gained access for passenger pickup at...

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By uscgscm / March 6, 2016

Monthly Supply Chain Review: February 2016

Eretail continues to be a driving force this year, changing how stores do business and rapidly revealing which organizations are...

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By uscgscm / January 5, 2016

A Look at Emerging Markets in 2016’s Global Supply Chain

2016 has begun, and thought leaders in global supply chain are already making lists of the  movements that will shape...

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By uscgscm / December 28, 2015

Supply Chain Review: December 2015

The year is closing, with much to report in the news of global supply chain. After months of anticipation and...

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By uscgscm / November 15, 2015

Retailers Face Stockpile Buildups After West Coast Port Delays Clear

Earlier this year,the strikes and labor disputes taking place at the West Coast ports were causing serious supply chain delays...

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By uscgscm / November 8, 2015

Supply Chain Transportation and the Carbon Footprint

In a September press release, UPS announced plans to unveil a “groundbreaking, range extended electric vehicle” for use in UK...

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By uscgscm / November 1, 2015

Monthly Supply Chain Review: October 2015

Transportation has been a key word in October supply chain news. Whether it’s tried-and-true methods such as rail, which are...

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By uscgscm / October 25, 2015

Volkswagen Emissions Scandal: Are We Willing to Demand More from Corporate Citizens?

Automobile manufacturers, supply chains, and consumers have been rocked by the recent discovery of Volkswagen’s decision to cheat emission standards...

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By uscgscm / October 18, 2015

Shanghai Supply Chain 2020: Highway to the Industry’s Future

Asia’s Supply Chain in 2020 Roundtable Join leading business executives and thought leaders in this annual event, to discuss the...

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By uscgscm / October 5, 2015

Supply Chain Review: September 2015

Volkswagen dominated September’s news with their emissions scandal. In the coming months, the company will be juggling efforts to restore...

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By uscgscm / September 28, 2015

Fed Postpones Rate Increases: A Sign of the Global Interconnection of Markets

After weeks of anticipation and debate, the Fed determined that it would postpone any interest rate increases. While the topic...

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By uscgscm / September 21, 2015

Amazon’s Long Term Model Reaches Toward Sustainable, Profitable E Retail

Amazon is outstripping rival Walmart. How are they doing it and can they sustain this growth?  Amazon has really put...

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By uscgscm / September 7, 2015

Port Solutions Research: Optimizing the Future of Supply Chain

Following an extended period of strikes and delays that effected the global supply chain, the Ports of Los Angeles and...

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By uscgscm / September 1, 2015

Monthly Supply Chain Review: August

China was a driving force behind supply chain news this month. The government’s mid-month decision todevalue the Chinese yuan effected...

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By uscgscm / August 9, 2015

Amazon’s App & Supply Chain Paradigm Shift

Already technology such as smart phones and related apps have changed how supply chains function from top to bottom. But...

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