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Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

Outlook on U.S. Exports – Forecasting the “perfect storm” or something else?.Transportfolio

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Many of us are familiar with the term “perfect storm.” This cliché term implies conditions are ideal for the creation of a pending negative event. Recently, it has been used to describe the outlook for U.S. exports. Exporters continually hear the rumbles of thunder from the industry and economic press decrying the longstanding trade imbalance for the United States and their trading partners, recounting the fact that imports significantly outweigh the exporting of goods.
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Graduation: Now What? Is the Supply Chain Industry for You?

Graduation: Now What? Is the Supply Chain Industry for You?.Transportfolio

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College graduation can be both an exciting and stressful time. The overwhelming anticipation of the “real world” and the onslaught of job applications can be daunting, but it’s truly a thrilling transition with limitless possibilities. As I approached graduation, I pictured myself in a million different scenarios; however, of all the industries I imagined myself in, I can’t say supply chain was one of them.
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What’s Missing in Your Total Landed Cost

What’s Missing in Your Total Landed Cost.Transportfolio

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Editor’s note: This post originally ran in 2012. Since it’s a relevant topic, we wanted to share it with you again.

From what we’ve seen, it is rare that a company knows their true total landed cost (TLC) for each item they produce and deliver. There’s a reason for this. For most companies, there are many costs in hiding. And unless you hunt down and include those hidden costs in your TLC calculations, you’re basing supply chain decisions on incomplete data. » Read More

Driving Efficiencies for the Carrier Community

Driving Efficiencies for the Carrier Community.Transportfolio

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Carriers crisscross the continent to keep the flow of raw, finished, and consumer goods moving, meaning they also keep local, regional, national, and global businesses and economies moving. They’re a crucial link in supply chains, and it’s important to stay connected to the carrier community.
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