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Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Food and Beverages Sustainability Industry Report

Introduction Today Food and Beverages industry is more competitive than ever. As the companies in the various sectors compete and grow sustainability becomes a very important concern. Sustainability issues in food industry can cover a range of topics concerning environmental, […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Consumer Products Sustainability Report

The apparel toys/games, and general merchandise industries have a wide range of variability in their sustainability efforts. Overall, the literature review showed a high level of effort on the part of many of the companies. The key issues concerning these […]

Dec 15, 2011  |  Articles

NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative Educates in the Real World

North Carolina State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) is a unique university-industry initiative that provides MBA and undergraduate students with opportunities to apply supply chain (SC) theory and concepts to field-based projects over a semester. We integrate field-based student […]

Apr 21, 2011  |  Articles

The Supply Chain IT Investment Enigma: Companies are Rethinking IT Investments

After a period of significant downsizing and reduction in IT, supply chain executives need to re-think their IT investment strategies, particularly given the dominance of the Web, social media and cloud computing. Fundamentally, there are two components of IT investment: […]

Apr 20, 2011  |  Articles

A Quick Primer on BPM: Business Process Management

The concept of business process management (BPM for short) has been around for a number of years now, but just what does it entail? What are the major activities and decisions surrounding BPM? And where can an interested reader go […]

Jan 31, 2011  |  Articles

Summary: Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR): A Tutorial

Summary CPFR has its roots in Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), but goes further by formalizing the planning, sales and order forecasting, and exception handling activities. The CPFR process model consists of 4 major processes: Strategy and planning Demand and supply […]

Jan 15, 2011  |  Articles

Trade Prohibitions: Tariff and Tax in International Trade

Trade Prohibitions (1) Prohibited trading partners The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, […]

Jan 15, 2011  |  Articles

Trade Agreements: Tariff and Tax in International Trade

Trade Agreements (1) MFN – Most Favored Nation FTA – Free Trade Agreement Other Applications of FTA MFN The most-favored-nation (MFN) clause binds a country to apply to its partner country any lower rate of import duties that it may […]

Jan 15, 2011  |  Articles

Harmonized Tariff Schedules: Tariff and Tax in International Trade

Harmonized Tariff Schedules International trade has been facilitated by the use of harmonized tariff schedules. Trading countries have agreed on the classification of goods, by use and standardization of the chapter and sub-chapter definitions of traded goods. Each country maintains […]

Jan 15, 2011  |  Articles

Tariffs: Tariff and Tax in International Trade

Tariffs Tariffs Transit Duties Export Duties Import Duties Tariffs (1) A tariff or customs duty is a tax levied upon goods as they cross national boundaries, usually by the government of the importing country. The words tariff, duty, and customs […]