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From Manufacturing to Distribution: The Evolution of ERP in Our New Global Economy
Because manufacturers are now competing globally, they have shifted production to developing countries where cost of labor and resources is low. Software

us china trade offshoring  Manufacturers indicates that the US economy imports $1.3 trillion (USD) worth of manufactured goods, but exports only $806 billion (USD) worth of goods manufactured in the US. This negative trade balance is a clear indication of the changing economic trend toward the manufacturing of goods in low-cost labor nations. Figure 1. Evidence of a declining manufacturing industry in the G7 countries (from Forfas's The Changing Nature of Manufacturing and Services: Irish Trends and International Context , July Read More
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S&OP Newcomer Asserts Notable Domain Expertise
Today’s businesses must be able to swiftly respond to the constant changes emerging across their global global supply chains and fulfillment networks to improve

us china trade offshoring  time has come for us to return the favor to Kinaxis resident expert Trevor Miles, director of thought leadership and (chief blogger) at Kinaxis. Miles has focused much of his career with Kinaxis on seeking new market opportunities within the company’s distinctive supply chain management (SCM) competence. As part of the product management and product marketing team, Miles is instrumental in the company’s competitive and market intelligence, and is responsible for identifying market trends and Read More
Outsourcing 101 - A Primer
Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling

us china trade offshoring  three-part note and will discuss the history of outsourcing, describe outsourcing pros and cons, and introduce offshoring concepts. Part Two will define and describe common types of outsourcing. Part Three will recap outsourcing approaches and categories, describe recommendations for firms looking to outsource and describe recommendations for outsourcing providers. An Outsourcing Anecdote A CEO sits in his office one day, and begins to wonder about his company . . . His number one competitor sells its Read More
Nearshoring: Looking Closer to Home
Companies looking for savings but worried about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing, whose business processes have a strong

us china trade offshoring  to comply with the US Sarbanes-Oxley financial legislation. This is part of a growing trend, says Marriott. The offshore delivery model is an appropriate one for insourcing just as it is for outsourcing, so there are many companies conducting work in other countries as part of their own operations, he says. Using the nearshoring model without outsourcing your operations gives you tighter control over critical business processes while yielding the benefits of a nearshoring practice. As these shared Read More
Outsourcing in Latin America
Global economic instability has modified the configuration in the worldwide outsourcing market. Find out what impact the crisis has had for Latin America

us china trade offshoring  match business culture from US and European companies. And other factor is that major Latin America cities like Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago, Mexico City, and others have a solid infrastructure in place, along with service conditions to host and carry out major business trade events. Growing Spanish customer marke t—Given the growing Spanish-language market in the US, and growing outsourcing business from Spain, Latin America outsourcing companies enjoy a strong competitive advantage Read More
Case Study: The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), US Army
For the 3,500 users at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), having organizational data coming from three different sources was

us china trade offshoring  and Engineering Center (ARDEC), US Army For the 3,500 users at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), having organizational data coming from three different sources was causing reporting problems. To provide accurate reports to customers, ARDEC adopted a news business intelligence (BI) solution. Learn how that solution provided self-serve reporting for users, access to all enterprise data, and faster time-to-production. Read More
Fighting Terrorism with Global Trade Management
The challenge for government and industry is to secure trade without impeding growth. Therefore, there is a greater need for timely information updated by

us china trade offshoring  Supply Chains? series The US federal government has completed its legislative agenda receiving Congressional approval for a series of laws, including the Maritime Transportation Security Act and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that has realigned 22 former federal agencies and 170,000 federal employees. A result of the legislation is the need for shippers, carriers, and ports to introduce technology to better coordinate global trade processes. New transportation and trade Read More
Merging Global Trade Management with Global Finance
With the acquisition of Vastera, JPMorgan Chase may be the first global financial institution to offer a complete integrated cash, trade and logistics solution

us china trade offshoring  assets of $1.1 trillion (USD) and operations in more than 50 countries announced an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Vastera (NASDAQ: VAST). What is significant about this merger, is that JPMorgan is a leader in investment banking and financial services and Vastera is the only publicly traded software company focused exclusively on global trade. Vastera's services includes global trade management (GTM) software, managed services, global trade content, education and high-end consulting services. Under Read More
E*Trade Ignores Private Security Warning, But Public Hullaballoo Gets Response
E*Trade was notified about a cookie vulnerability in August, but the correction wasn't made until after the problem became public.

us china trade offshoring  Event Summary In late August computer programmer Jeff Baker discovered scenarios in which cybercriminals could compromise the password security of the users of E*Trade, an online securities trading portal. Mr. Baker reported these scenarios to the Director of System Security, and Manager of Security Threat Analysis at E*Trade in an exchange of e-mails that took place on August 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. The E*Trade management team acknowledged the vulnerabilities, but were unable to offer a timely solution. Read More
Case Study: Air International US
Since 1996, Air International US (AIUS) has used an outsourced manufacturing strategy instead of maintaining its own facilities. For the first few years

us china trade offshoring  Study: Air International US Manufacturers use Arena to improve productivity, enhance collaboration, enable outsourcing, manage compliance and speed time to market. Read more about the products they make and the markets they serve. Source: Arena Solutions Resources Related to Case Study: Air International US : ontract Manufacturer (Wikipedia) Case Study: Air International US Contract Manufacturing is also known as : What is AIR International , Use Contract Manufacturing , Outsourcing Manufacturing , Read More
Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part II
Part I of this blog series analyzed the appropriateness of global sourcing and spend management applications for helping companies improve their cash flows and

us china trade offshoring  and export customs procedures, US 10+2 Security Filing , the Lacey Act for regulating exports/imports of animals and wildlife products , and many other similar regulatory requests for compliance and trade documentation. Even if sourcing and distribution patterns change for many companies due to transportation costs (i.e., moving sourcing from China to Mexico or South America and vice versa), the complexity of importing/exporting stays the same (or increases in the case of some South American Read More
TAB US, Inc.
Client Support Services, Training, and Implementation TAB provides small and large companies with strategic planning and related implementation services to help

us china trade offshoring  US, Inc. Client Support Services, Training, and Implementation TAB provides small and large companies with strategic planning and related implementation services to help them define goals, manage risks, meet financial expectations, proactively manage an ever changing marketplace, and achieve competitive advantage and market leadership. Our consulting services enable clients to position their assets to take on the competition, and integrate risk management principles into critical business and decision Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

us china trade offshoring  Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very real challenges make such perfect Read More
Datavision
Headquartered in Cameron Park, California (US), Datavision was incorporated in January 1976. With over twenty partners, it services all of the US and eighty

us china trade offshoring  services all of the US and eighty other nations. Its solutions include extending business strategies to the Web; legacy application integration; business process automation; application service delivery; applications hosting; and both client/server and subscription-based CRM systems. In 1997, Datavision acquired the assets of Down to Earth Software and assumed the responsibility of sales, development, and support for this product worldwide. Read More

In the month of September Internet giant CMGI made three separate acquisitions of companies involved in advertising and profiling, giving it coverage in almost

us china trade offshoring  Ads are us , boasts CMGI Event Summary On September 30, 1999 CMGI announced its purchase of Flycast Communications (Nasdaq: FCST) for $559 million. The agreement followed on the heels of CMGI's purchase of AdForce (Nasdaq: ADFC) for $500M on September 20 and the purchase of AdKnowledge for $193 million by CMGI's majority owned subsidiary Engage (Nasdaq: ENGA). Prior to this outlay of $1.252 billion over 10 days, Engage had paid $30 million for I/PRO in April and $35 million for Accipiter in March of 1998. Read More

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