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“2013 Outlook – New Supply Chain Strategies for The Asia Era” – Mark Millar

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 “2013 Outlook – New Supply Chain Strategies for The Asia Era” - Mark Millar

As a result of recent and rapid developments in worldwide commerce, we have seen supply chains evolve into complex international networks, which can no longer adequately be described using the linear concept of a ‘chain’. The depth and breadth of complexity, connectivity and inter-dependencies involved in today’s international commerce has resulted in the emergence of [...]

Future 3PL Factors to Consider

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Future 3PL Factors to Consider

A growing number of companies are relying on 3PL providers to manage some or all of their supply chain networks. For example, a majority of companies in the computer industry rely on 3PLs. The industry has changed considerably, from freight forwarding in the 70s, increasing service offerings in the 80s and 90s, to web-based 3PLs [...]

Zepol Reports April Vessel Imports Rise 9.2%

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Zepol Reports April Vessel Imports Rise 9.2%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Zepol Reports April Vessel Imports Rise 9.2% Vessel imports show large increases for the second consecutive month MINNEAPOLIS, May 10, 2012 — Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for April, measured in TEUs, increased 9.2% from March and 7.2% from April of 2011. So far [...]

Streamlining the Employee Assessment Process – Easy, Low Cost Fixes

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Streamlining the Employee Assessment Process - Easy, Low Cost Fixes

Streamlining the Employee Assessment Process - Easy, Low-Cost Fixes One of the most complicating problems with an employee assessment system is that it becomes so darn bureaucratic over time. Paper-reliant approaches teach managers to rely too much on forms to communicate supervisorial desires rather than just communicating them directly to employees. Supervisors learn to hide [...]

June Containerized Import Data Update – Zepol.com

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June Containerized Import Data Update - Zepol.com

On July 6th, we completed the data for June in our U.S. Customs trade data tool, TradeIQ. June marks the fifth month in a row in which import shipments increased, rising 10.41% over May. June 2010 shipments also rose significantly over the previous year, up 23.21% over June 2009. Below is a table showing port [...]

How do Importers and Exporters use trade data?

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How do Importers and Exporters use trade data?

The following is a guest column from Kevin Palmstein of www.zepol.com. While most 3PLwire.com readers are transportation service providers, it is important to understand how their customers utilize the same information that they use in their businesses to find new leads. Importers and Exporters use trade data just as much as their 3PL partners to [...]

2009 Container Shipping Review – Zepol.com

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2009 Container Shipping Review - Zepol.com

As everyone in the 3PL community knows, 2009 was a tough year as United States import shipments were down 12.5% and TEUs dropped 11.7% when compared to 2008. The outlook does not look promising as 2010 begins as carriers struggle to stay afloat and rumors of rate increases abound. Below is a review of container [...]

New HTS Code Trade Data Trend Tool for 3PLwire.com Readers

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New HTS Code Trade Data Trend Tool for 3PLwire.com Readers

One of the most important things that transportation service providers use trade data for is to see the trends for the industries they serve. They want to know where imports are coming from and where exports are going. They examine how much product is being imported and exported; compare the data to the past to [...]

Zepol.com – Guest Post

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Zepol.com - Guest Post

As we launch our contribution to 3plwire.com, we want to use our first post to explain what we will bring to 3plwire.com. At Zepol, we believe that companies and organizations can use the trade data we provide to make smarter decisions by knowing more about their markets, competition, and suppliers, thus through this partnership will [...]