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Tips for Gauging Your Supply Chain Risk and Resilience

With supply chain risk changing daily, business leaders should keep on top of where their presence—and their risk—is the strongest, and determine where changes should be made.

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How to Prepare for the Trans Pacific Partnership

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The recent Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index reveals that executives have upbeat projections about the Trans-Pacific Partnership with a majority reporting that it would have a positive effect on their ability to "grow my company and become more globally competitive" and to "expand U.S. operations."

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Expanded Panama Canal to Finally Open Next Month

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Two years after Panamanian leaders planned its opening to coincide with centennial celebrations, the Panama Canal will open a third, far wider and significantly deeper set of lock chambers next month before before an audience of political dignitaries and business leaders from around the world.

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The Peach State Knows the Value of a Dollar (General)

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Dollar General Corporation will build a 1 million square-foot, $85 million distribution center on a 150 acre site it purchased in Jackson, Georgia, south of Atlanta, the discount retailer announced last week. When completed, the facility would be the largest industrial building in Butts County, and—with a work force of 530—one of its biggest employers. Incentives involved in the transaction have ...

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7 Ways to Lower Your Logistics Costs

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For over 40 years, ICC Logistics in Hicksville, NY has been helping shippers lower their freight bills and more. “Transportation and logistics costs are not fixed costs, they are variable,” observes Tony Nuzio, CEO and company founder. To help you vary your costs downward, Nuzio shares 7 tactics that have worked consistently for his clients.

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3 Megatrends Shaping the Logistics Industry

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In their 2016 Logistics Trend Radar, g\Global logistics company DHL has identified 3 megatrends that are shaping the future of the transportation industry.

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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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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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