Posts Tagged ‘ supply chain ’

The Panama Canal turns 100–US exports rise

September 1, 2014
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The Panama Canal turns 100–US exports rise

Cargo ships first passed through the Panama Canal on August 15, 1914 with a crossing toll of $0.90/cargo ton. In 1999, ownership of the canal transferred completely from the US to the Panamanian government, which manages canal activities through the Panama Canal Authority. In September of 2007, a $5.25B expansion project began with an expected…

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Assuring the supply chain–Tesla alliance with Panasonic

August 4, 2014
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Assuring the supply chain–Tesla alliance with Panasonic

Tesla makes luxury electric cars.  In 2017, it plans to deliver a new Model 3 range of cars priced at $35,000 and aimed at the middle market consumer.  These new cars will be cheaper, in large part due to cheaper and more efficient battery packs.  In partnership with Panasonic Corp, Telsa plans to build a…

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Large scale logistics efficiency―operating strategy that supports the mission

August 4, 2014
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Large scale logistics efficiency―operating strategy that supports the mission

Amazon claims “to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices,.”  Through the expansion of its e-commerce platform to other retailers, it expanded its offers to include more than 2 million third-party sellers.  These sellers…

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World Trade in 2013―the WTO report

September 1, 2013
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World Trade in 2013―the WTO report

Pascal Lamy, former DG of the WTO, presents his last report on world trade, shortly before turning over leadership of the organization to Roberto Azevêdo of Brazil.  This important study on the future of world trade and the global trading system, challenges governments and business organizations to see the importance of trade for world development. …

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Walmart sells “made in the USA” ― hiring veterans too!

March 11, 2013
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Walmart sells “made in the USA” ― hiring veterans too!

Seeking to do its part to boost the American economy, Walmart announces a significant, ten year investment in U.S.-made products worth $50 billion that will include sporting goods and high-end appliances. This follows on its previous campaigns that included products in sporting goods, basic apparel, storage containers, games and paper products. To further its commitment…

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Increasing GDP through trade barrier reduction and the supply chain

February 5, 2013
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Increasing GDP through trade barrier reduction and the supply chain

The World Economic Forum recently released a study it conducted with Bain & Company and the World Bank on the relationship between supply chain barriers, tariffs and the world GDP.  Combining case studies of individual companies and industries with empirical macroeconomic analysis, they conclude that “reducing supply chain barriers to trade could increase GDP up…

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