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  • One Nation’s Trash Is Not Another Nation’s Treasure_ElsaM
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    Jan

    One Nation’s Trash Is Not Another Nation’s Treasure_ElsaM

    One Nation’s Trash Is Not Another Nation’s Treasure It's been three years since China officially announced that it was done importing "foreign garbage." This presented countries like the U.S. and Japan, major exporters of old newspapers, boxes, and plastic bottles, with the challenge...
    One Nation’s Trash Is Not Another Nation’s Treasure It's been three years since China officially announced...
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    1. A Quick Guide to Incoterms®_ElsaM
      05
      Jan

      A Quick Guide to Incoterms®_ElsaM

      You know when you go out to dinner with friends, and there's that awkward moment when the bill comes? Everyone's bickering over who pays what and no one is really sure what they owe for a tip. Imagine if an agreement was in place before you even sat down, outlining exactly who was financially...
      You know when you go out to dinner with friends, and there's that awkward moment when the bill comes? Everyone's...
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    2. Ocean and Air Freight Quotes and Costs_ElsaM
      05
      Jan

      Ocean and Air Freight Quotes and Costs_ElsaM

      While the term "Freight Quotes and Costs" may sound pretty straightforward, they include quite a bit more than just the freight rate. The list of things that affect freight rates is endless. They can change depending on the season, category of import, origin, destination, the route in between,...
      While the term "Freight Quotes and Costs" may sound pretty straightforward, they include quite a bit more than...
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    3. Henry Ford; Father of Lean Manufacturing_ElsaM
      05
      Jan

      Henry Ford; Father of Lean Manufacturing_ElsaM

      "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." When Henry Ford uttered those words, do you think he knew the effect he would have on the manufacturing industry? While the quote brings to mind images of teamwork and striving towards a mutual goal, reading it knowing...
      "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." When Henry Ford uttered those words,...
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    4. Taiichi Ohno_ Hero of the Toyota Production System_ElsaM
      05
      Jan

      Taiichi Ohno_ Hero of the Toyota Production System_ElsaM

      In 1933, Kiichiro Toyoda worked for Toyoda Loom Works, his family's business. While the company's focus was automatic looms used to weave cloths and tapestry, Toyoda wanted to expand the company to include an automobile division. This was considered to be a risky business at the time, but Toyoda's...
      In 1933, Kiichiro Toyoda worked for Toyoda Loom Works, his family's business. While the company's focus was automatic...
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    5. The Wizard of Menlo Park_ElsaM
      05
      Jan

      The Wizard of Menlo Park_ElsaM

      In the era of Yankee ingenuity, Thomas Edison was the quintessential American inventor. When he began his career in 1863, virtually the only electricity source was primitive batteries, which put out a low-voltage current. But when Edison died in 1931, he had played a critical role in introducing...
      In the era of Yankee ingenuity, Thomas Edison was the quintessential American inventor. When he began his career...
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    6. Howard Hughes and Aviation Manufacturing_ElsaM
      05
      Jan

      Howard Hughes and Aviation Manufacturing_ElsaM

      Howard Hughes is probably one of the more interesting characters in American history. From oil heir to aviation magnate to film producer, there was hardly an industry Hughes didn't have a hand in. Combined with several well-publicized scandals, all of this makes for a legacy that won't soon be...
      Howard Hughes is probably one of the more interesting characters in American history. From oil heir to aviation...
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    7. How Has COVID Affected OPEC_ElsaM
      05
      Jan

      How Has COVID Affected OPEC_ElsaM

      How Has COVID Affected OPEC? Even before the Novel Coronavirus threw the global economy into a spiral, countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) were facing economic struggles of their own. Since last year, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its revenues...
      How Has COVID Affected OPEC? Even before the Novel Coronavirus threw the global economy into a spiral, countries...
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    8. How COVID-19 Affected Airfreight Levels
      04
      Jan

      How COVID-19 Affected Airfreight Levels

      Needless to say, every industry has been massively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Coming seemingly out of nowhere, most companies have had to adjust their business strategy in order to stay afloat. Just because a disease reared its ugly head did not mean the world could continue to...
      Needless to say, every industry has been massively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Coming seemingly...
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    9. Officials Concerned Over Possibility of Second Wave of Trade War
      04
      Jan

      Officials Concerned Over Possibility of Second Wave of Trade War

      There is a lot going on in the world right now. The world has been crippled by a global pandemic. People are dealing with a highly contagious disease and the financial fallout that has followed. On top of the COVID-19 outbreak, there are other things that the world is forced to be worried over....
      There is a lot going on in the world right now. The world has been crippled by a global pandemic. People are dealing...
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