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How to Make the Most of a Group Purchasing Partnership

Minimizing the costs of doing business can be tricky and time-consuming, so an increasing number of companies are looking to group purchasing organizations (GPOs) to help them save money.

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Business Aviation is Back on the Rise

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Riding out the turbulence of 2008’s U.S. recession was no easy trick, but the business aviation sector has made a steady comeback thanks to options for every flier’s needs.

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How Business Leaders Can Get Both Low Cost and Differentiation from Their Suppliers

Today, nearly every company has a chief procurement officer (CPO) leading a sourcing team in search of annual cost reductions. Over time, however, this laser focus on prices and costs has driven a commoditization of offerings that has limited competition among suppliers merely to the best price for a given specification.

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Manufacturers Are Preparing for the Opening of the New, Bigger Panama Canal

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The Panama Canal Expansion Project is the first major renovation the canal has undergone since its opening in 1914, and when it opens in April, it means the canal will be able to accommodate a new line of vessels that were too large to pass through before—ships that can carry about double the tonnage of the ones the Panama Canal could accommodate previously.

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Alarm Over the U.S.’ Crumbling Transportation Infrastructure Begins to Pull in CEOs

There’s quite a political donnybrook going on in Michigan right now, as business leaders froth at the crumbling condition of the state’s roads, while politicians scramble to finger new funding sources after voters in early May solidly rejected the idea of boosting sales taxes to pay for the repairs. But some experts—in particular Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who wrote the book, Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead—believe other states and cities easily could find themselves in the same place.

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9 Critical Criteria for Global Supply Chain Expansion

When your supply chain breaks, you lose revenue, market share, shareholder value and the integrity of the brand – damage against which you cannot insure. Given such financial stakes, here are 9 criteria you should consider to make your supply chain resilient.

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Companies Are Embracing States That Embrace Tax Cuts, Surveys Show

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Tax policies are becoming increasingly determinative of states‘ economic performance and outlook. That reality has been the norm in Chief Executive’s annual Best & Worst States for Business rankings, due out May 7th, and it has been underscored again by the release of the latest annual Rich States, Poor States assessment report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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