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What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown

What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown | Transportfolio

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While most pundits are now predicting the government will remain open past May 6, 2017, we thought it would be worth a reminder regarding how a government shutdown would impact the transportation industry specifically. Whether a shutdown is a result of the federal budget that needs to be authorized or raising the federal debt ceiling, the political dynamics that caused the 2013 government shutdown could always return.
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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping | Transportfolio

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At the most basic level, a supply chain is a series of links all connected with one another. A supply chain that crosses the United States and Mexico border tends to have more links than those that exist in domestic shipping.
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Why Strong Relationships are Vital in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry

Why Strong Relationships are Vital in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry | Transportfolio

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Relationships: you spend a lot of time building and tending to them in your personal life, and they are just as important—and take just as much effort—in your professional life. And, although relationships with your family and friends may vastly differ from those you have with your colleagues and across your network, I think it’s safe to say that professional relationships matter. After all, they are the driving force behind what makes us want to collaborate, share trust, and create solutions together.
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4 Factors to Help Negotiate Better Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year

4 Factors to Help Negotiate Better Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year| Transportfolio

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The 2017-18 ocean shipping contract season is underway. As you evaluate your budget and ponder the best way to approach negotiations, you will want to keep costs down, consider options, and mitigate risks. But this year, there are four other key points you will want to keep in mind as you talk to ocean service providers.
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MIT Crossroads: An Opportunity to Imagine the Future of Supply Chains

MIT Crossroads: An Opportunity to Imagine the Future of Supply Chains | Transportfolio

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Technology, disruptors, opportunities—three core areas of discussion this week at the Annual Crossroads supply chain event at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT-CTL). The day-long event, if you haven’t been able to attend in the past, brings together MIT researchers to share insights across technology, social, and supply chain research areas.
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