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Global Trade, Geopolitics, & Import/ Export

Trans-Pacific Trade Delays – Are You Prepared?

There is a LOT of conversation about trade wars, tariffs and politics yet what has created havoc this week is an act of mother nature. 

Supply Chain: Keeping an Eye on Global Markets

If there ever was a strategic topic of critical importance no matter your position in the supply chain, it is keeping an eye on global markets.  Are you making this a priority?

Imports & Exports: Which Companies Dominate? Related Impacts?

How significant is freight to your bottom line?  For example, when I was a VP of Operations for an absorbent healthcare products manufacturer (adult diapers, hospital underpads), freight was a BIG concern. 

Have You Thought About Crossing Borders Lately?

Insights on leveraging cross-border trade for business growth and wider market reach

Tariff News & Impacts….Whirlpool Adds People; LG Raises Price

Have you checked in with your supply chain lately?  Will they be geared up to support you or have you ignored them and don't know what might happen as production ramps up in the U.S.? 

Steel Imports at the Lowest 2 Year Level Since 2002-2003

According to Industry Week, steel imports from 2016-17 are on track to be the lowest in almost 15 years! 

Top Importers & Exporters… E-Commerce Impacts

June 1, 2017 According to the Journal of Commerce, the top importers were impacted by e-commerce and that trend is expected to continue.  Imports grew by 8% last year (2.2 million TEU) whereas exports grew by 3% (just under a million TEU).  The rankings are showing signs of a [...]

Tweaks to NAFTA & CEO Input

April 12, 2017 According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump met with chief executives and promised pleasant surprises with NAFTA and talked about upgrading the federal government's computer systems.  According to the chief executives in attendance, innovative ideas emerged.  I would love to be a fly on the wall in [...]

Press Release: LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Earns APICS Certificate in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

Originally published on PR Newswire on January 31, 2017 Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, president of LMA Consulting Group has earned her APICS Certificate in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) credential. APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, offers education and certification programs for supply chain and operations [...]

Trump and Trade

January 30, 2017 Well, you'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard all the controversy about Trump and trade.  Tariffs, restrictions and general chaos.... Currently, the U.S. trades significant volumes with China, Mexico and a whole host of other countries as we live in a [...]

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