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Freight Payment Providers Offer Top-Level Data Analysis, Visibility into Spending

The typical business spends $11 to manually process each and every invoice.  Now think about the number of invoices that come in and out of your AOG shop each day, and the numbers add up. Which is why a growing … Continue reading

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Medical Device Exporters Face Haphazard Customs/Regulatory Challenges

On the one hand, export opportunities have never been better for U.S. medical device manufacturers, as global demand continues to grow for high quality, innovative U.S. products.  On the other hand, an increasingly complex international regulatory puzzle may cause some … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Customs Issues Exacerbate an AOG situation

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could choose the location of your next AOG emergency, so you could ensure that urgently needed parts wouldn’t get bogged down by a cumbersome customs process?  In many instances, carefully crafted AOG logistics plans … Continue reading

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Single Window Initiative – Long-Awaited Relief for U.S. Trade Community

If you needed any convincing that the U.S. customs compliance process was in need of an overhaul, consider this statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection‘s (CBP) own publication: “Forty-seven agencies are involved in the trade process and among these … Continue reading

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Changes to Driver Rules Likely to Cause Higher Trucking Rates

New rule changes took effect on July 1 that directly impact truckers and trucking companies.  But the effect of the rule changes are expected to reverberate throughout the economy, with analysts predicting truck rate increases of as much as ten … Continue reading

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State of Logistics Report – Slow but Steady Rebound

More of a casual jog than an all-out sprint is one way to describe the rate at which the logistics industry has regained ground since the economic recession.  That is one takeaway from the “23rd Annual State of Logistics Report” … Continue reading

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Nearshoring Attractive to U.S. Fashion Industry

Given the average “shelf life” of an article of clothing in some fashion retail chains is about six weeks before discounting begins, it’s easy to understand why the allure of shorter inventory lead times and distribution flexibility would be appealing.  … Continue reading

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Education the Difference in Supply Chain Careers

A quick look at logistics-related employment openings on Monster.com reveals job titles including “demand planning manager,” “global supply chain manager,” and “reverse logistics manager.”  Each of these positions has at least two things in common:  (1) Each requires strong technology … Continue reading

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Fuel of the Future? The Growing Allure of Natural Gas

Many U.S. businesses took a “never again” attitude when diesel prices topped the $4.50 per gallon mark in the summer of 2008.  Managers looked askance as the price climbed, and wondered how high it could go, and vowed to find … Continue reading

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Canadian Sites Vie for Share of Ecommerce Market

Despite signs that Canadian consumers may be losing patience with Canadian retailers’ slow progress at introducing online shopping venues, more than a few local firms are rising to the challenge, and successfully tapping into Canada’s lucrative e-commerce market. One site … Continue reading

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