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How Much Would Trade War Hurt Chemicals – 12 Percent of U.S. Exports? How Much Would Trade War Hurt Chemicals - 12 Percent of U.S. Exports?
Chemicals contribute to a significant portion of all American exports. According to the American Chemistry Council, the chemicals industry accounts for 12 percent of exports... »

Number of Manufacturing Jobs Reportedly Repatriated to U.S. Is Disputed Number of Manufacturing Jobs Reportedly Repatriated to U.S. Is Disputed
This election season, we've heard Republican and Democratic presidential candidates alike decry international trade deals for sending manufacturing jobs overseas. And... »

With 360 Sea, River Ports, the U.S. Is Awash in Ocean Commerce
The U.S. is served by publicly - and privately-owned marine facilities located in approximately 360 commercial sea and river ports. These are found along the Atlantic,... »

Videos
B2B Commerce on Cloud B2B Commerce on Cloud
See how you can bring the best of B2C to your B2B eCommerce site in less than 90 days. Please CLICK HERE to view the video.

Supply Chain Velocity: Why the U.S.-Canada Border Works
Newcomers to U.S.-Canada trade, the world's largest commercial partnership, need quality brokers, forwarders and logistics partners, say Georges Lemieux, Consul & Sr.... »

The Importance of T-TIP to Trans-Atlantic Trade
The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a trade agreement for the 21st Century, says Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Consul General. The hope is that... »

Editors' Blog
Maybe the World Isn't As Globalized as We Thought
Back in 2011, in the midst of an intensifying debate about the impact of globalization, author and academic Pankaj Ghemawat voiced a view that was in sharp contrast to the... »

Economic Forecasting: The View Through a Cloudy Crystal Ball
Economists' predictions often disagree, but there's one thing they have in common: They're pretty much all wrong.

Taking a Snapshot of U.S. Manufacturing
Surveys are snapshots. They don't tell you what respondents were thinking a year earlier, or a day later. They offer up opinions that are frozen in time.

Podcasts
The True State of Global Connectedness The True State of Global Connectedness
Global trade: Love it or hate it. But don't overestimate its impact on individual economies.

Breaking Through the Transportation Funding Gridlock Breaking Through the Transportation Funding Gridlock
The nation's infrastructure crisis is crying out for a long-term solution.

Does U.S. Domestic Shipping Still Need the Jones Act? Does U.S. Domestic Shipping Still Need the Jones Act?
Should foreign-flag vessels and crews be allowed into the U.S. domestic maritime trades?

  News
Modest Increase in Holiday Sales Predicted, But Niche Companies Eat Into Major Retailers' Share Modest Increase in Holiday Sales Predicted, But Niche Companies Eat Into Major Retailers' Share
Retailers should see a modest uptick in holiday sales this year. But the news isn't all positive for big chains or even major online retailers.

Machining Centers Market Expected to See Robust Growth in APAC Region
The global machining centers market in automotive, aerospace, metal fabrication and other verticals is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 6 percent during the period... »

U.S.-Indonesia Trade Could Swell to More Than $131Bn by 2019, But Reforms Are Necessary U.S.-Indonesia Trade Could Swell to More Than $131Bn by 2019, But Reforms Are Necessary
The total value of the Indonesia-U.S. bilateral economic relationship exceeds $90bn per year, and a best-case scenario projects that it could grow to $131.7bn by 2019.

White Papers
Electronic Invoicing: European Union Directives Bring New Efficiencies and Cost Savings to Shipping
Despite the benefits of e-invoicing and looming regulation deadlines, many companies doing business in Europe still print and mail invoices, following old operating... »

A Customer Case Study: Pro-Flex Switching from Epicor to NetSuite
Manufacturers and distributors today face significant challenges with changing market conditions, increased competition and rapidly evolving customer expectations. Companies... »

Getting Live on ERP in Less than 100 Days - The New Reality
Learn how Lindemann Chimney and Wittek Golf took the SuiteSuccess approach to ERP implementation and got their distribution businesses up and running in less than 100 days.... »

Supplier Case Studies
Achieving Break-Through Savings and Improved Trade Compliance
Challenge: The client, a large Fortune 500 company, is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of clean air and automotive products and systems The Company had been... »

Imagine Where You Can Go With The Right Automation
Challenge: A pharmaceutical company's existing manual pick/pass picking system was constrained due to unbalanced workload across the operation — flooding some zones while... »

Renewed Freight Payment and Audit Relationship Strengthens Supply Chain
Challenge: After working with a large manufacturer to manage their freight bill audit and payment, the client chose to move the business to a logistics provider to support... »

Webinars
Next Generation Labeling: How Domtar Standardized Labeling To Delight Customers and Improve Production Uptime Next Generation Labeling: How Domtar Standardized Labeling To Delight Customers and Improve Production Uptime
Date: Thursday, October 06, 2016Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time For many top companies, as their business grows, so does the number of disparate IT systems... »

Manage What Matters: The Pareto Principle, ABC Analysis and How to Manage by Exception Manage What Matters: The Pareto Principle, ABC Analysis and How to Manage by Exception
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR The Pareto Principle—or the Law of the Vital Few—is also commonly referred to as “The 80-20 rule.” For many businesses, 80% of their sales can be... »

Supply Chain Risk Management: Identifying and Mitigating Global Supply Chain Threats Supply Chain Risk Management: Identifying and Mitigating Global Supply Chain Threats
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR Risks are predictive – Organizations should be able to pinpoint where their biggest threats are throughout their supply chain and implement measures to... »

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