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    Media OutReach - 25 September 2018 - Uranus Meetup Singapore station was successfully held yesterday (September 20th) at Republic Plaza in Singapore.

    During the meetup, James Jiang, founder of Uranus gave a speech on the theme of uber or airbnb in the ubiquitous computing market, officially launching the conference.

    He claimed, Uranus could empower the redundant computing power of the world by providing ubiquitous and shared-computing services beyond centralized public clouds (i.e. Amazon, Microsoft, Ali) with blockchain technology. Reconstructing the landscape of the global computing-power service market and utilizing containers to integrate various applications on a distributed-computing platform, building a new ecosystem based on a public blockchain.

    Then Kevin Wang, chief Marketing of Uranus gave a speech about ecosystem development of Uranus. He introduced categories of ecosystem participants, developer's reward, how to get the computing resource contributors and application developer. After that, Kevin introduced operation model flowchat and how to be Uranus Token Holder with the case.

    It is understood that Uranus is a ubiquitous sharing platform that aims to be the airbnb and uber for computing resources, enabling computing-power services beyond the conventional public clouds. By interconnecting countless computing resource contributors and users, the Uranus project empower redundant resources in the world.

    Establishing an expandable public blockchain and an innovative distributed-container technology that provides efficient, cost-effective and decentralized computing services for all users.

    The Uranus system is a decentralized-computing, power-sharing platform based on blockchain technology and cloud native/microservice. It establishes a new intelligent computing-power resource-delivery system as well as value-exchange system. The core technology of the Uranus system lies in the extension of its public blockchain and the distributed-container technology.

    The Uranus project will be a benefit-sharing community and ecosystem formed by hundreds of thousands of computing-power contributors/users, application developers/users, etc. Due to the distributed computing-power architecture of the Uranus platform, it can be used for general-purpose, large-scale, distributed-computing tasks and weather data analysis, and a myriad of applications based on edge computing, such as voting, search, IoT-node management, games and advertising promotions. Functioning as a BaaS (Blockchain as a Service), it also provides one-click deployment and application supermarkets for other nodes on the chain, thereby forming an ecosystem in which the aforementioned participants share resources, from which they can pick out only what they need and still achieve common development.

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    HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s export value to the US reached $4.89 billion in August, the highest level since January this year, according to the General Department of Customs.

    This figure rose 15 per cent against that in July and 24 per cent compared with that in August 2017. This was the third consecutive month the export value exceeded $4 billion.

    Most of Việt Nam’s major export products to the US maintained a positive growth rate over the same period last year, including textiles, telephones, footwear, wood and wooden products, machinery and equipment.

    Despite the rising US-China trade war, experts are still positive about the outlook of local exports to the US. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, so far, the structure of imports and exports between the US and Việt Nam has not changed overall.

    Việt Nam mainly exported seafood, textiles, footwear, wood and wood products, computers, electronic products and components, and agricultural products to the US.

    Meanwhile, it imported machinery, computers, electrical components, cotton, animal food and materials for animal food production, soybeans, machinery, equipment and tools.

    According to local trade experts, the US will still remain the key export market for Việt Nam in the future. This is a large and high-potential market but also a very demanding one, so local exporters need to improve their competitive ability in business and cooperate with each other in the supply chains for success in exports to this market.

    In addition, some commodities such as seafood and agricultural products have faced strict regulations and standards for imported products. To meet the requirements, firms will have to increase production costs, thus losing competitive advantage in the short run.

    However, for the long term, those obstacles would be factors forcing local enterprises to implement food safety standards, improving quality and competitive ability of their export products on the world market, according to the experts.

    The Ministry of Industry and Trade has encouraged Vietnamese enterprises to jointly build up a supply chain for exporting to the US market, thereby creating added value for export goods. It would also support the enterprises in developing this supply chain. — VNS

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    About 300 international and domestic delegates, including financial ministers, leaders of financial agencies and central banks from 21 APEC economies, will gather for the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings slated for October 19-21 in the central province of Quang Nam.
    The event will feature the APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting (FCBDM) and the 24th APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM), the most significant meeting of APEC Finance Ministers during the year.
    Vu Nhu Thang, head of the International Relations Department under the Ministry of Finance, said that the delegates will discuss global and regional macro economy and finance, have a look at financial cooperation progress and update the implementation of Cebu Action Plan and many issues of interest.
    The financial ministers will have a dialogue with the Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and leaders of large corporations and groups in the region.
    APEC finance and central bank deputies agreed four cooperation priorities in 2017, including long-term infrastructure investment, base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), disaster risk financing and insurance, and inclusive finance.
    Thang said that cooperation in these four fields will be reported to the finance ministers at the 24th APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) on October 21. The ministers will then issue a joint statement on regional financial cooperation and collaboration sectors in the year.
    Established in 1989, APEC comprises 21 economies, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US, and Vietnam.
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    Most special economic zones (SEZs) around the world have to experience at least one decade before gaining success.

    Vietnam needs to continue to obtain a high GDP growth rate this year. However, the natural and social resources to directly generate GDP and attract foreign investors are shrinking.
    Therefore, the country needs a driving force which gives a strong push to the economy to help it prosper.
    Management agencies believe that the three SEZs – Van Don, Bac Van Phong and Phu Quoc – will make things happen.
    It is expected that from 2020, the three SEZs will make up billions of dollars to the local economies every year, and from 2030, the locals’ income per capita will reach $12,000-13,000. The SEZs will be special socio-economic units with open policies to encourage business and investment.
    Analysts commented that even if Van Don and Phu Quoc do not become SEZs, thanks to natural conditions, tourism will still be the No 1 priority in economic development for the two zones.
    Analysts commented that even if Van Don and Phu Quoc do not become SEZs, thanks to natural conditions, tourism will still be the No 1 priority in economic development for the two zones.
    Nguyen Hoang Hai, deputy chair of VAFI, said that if Van Don and Phu Quoc can provide entertainment services such as casinos, accept many different payment methods and offer attractive tax incentives for income from gambling, the number of travelers to the zones in the future will be three to four times higher than now.
    Analysts hope that the success story of Da Nang, which was once a fishing village and seriously damaged in the war, and now has great success in tourism development, can be repeated in Van Don or Phu Quoc.
    Van Don and Da Nang have SEZs with a small natural area of 600 square kilometers which prioritize ecotourism.
    The most feasible scenario is that hi-tech conglomerates would set up offices in the two SEZs to be able to receive exceptional incentives in corporate income tax, personal income tax, land use rights, flexible payment rights and protection under international laws.
    The priority development goals are a bit different for Bac Van Phong. It targets IT industry, electronics, precision engineering; seaport and international passengers; port logistics services; trade and finance.
    Analysts believe it is an ideal area for developing logistics services as there is one of the best deep-water seaports in the world. Meanwhile, Vietnam’s import/export turnover in 2016 alone was over $300 billion.
    However, they warned that if foreign conglomerates are the major investors in the field, Vietnamese will not get big benefits from the natural potential.
    Bui Trinh, a renowned economist, noted that only super-rich businessmen have opportunities to invest in the SEZs, because the required minimum investment capital for the projects in priority business fields is VND6 trillion.

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    Before you read this, check out this story in November's issue of Supply Chain Digital. Trust us, it's way cooler!

    10.) @ Supply Chain Management

    It’s not updated as regularly as we’d like, but @ Supply Chain Management’s blog is a very good place to get expert analysis from the global supply chain. Run by Chris Jacob, a senior consultant for IBM, @ Supply Chain Management focuses on broad, supply chain-related topics.

    9.) Green Supply Chain Network

    Another supply chain blog that’s not updated daily, Green Supply Chain Network comes through on all matters concerning the sustainable supply chain. That’s important, because more and more companies are seeing the need to go green. The blog even has specific pages for alternative fuels, green building practices and carbon tax issues.

    8.) The Outsource Blog

    If outsourcing is your game, look no further. The Outsource Blog updates hourly, with stories on everything you’d ever want to know about the industry. The layout of the blog is a bit dull, but that’s not where The Outsource Blog makes its name. In August of this year alone, the site posted 386 stories.

    7.) SupplyChainNetwork.com

    Jeff Ashcroft’s brainchild, SupplyChainNetwork.com launched its blog in 2007, and the site is a very good place to start if you’re looking to research a particular topic. With a plethora of categories listed along the sides of the site, if it exists in the realm of supply chain, chances are SupplyChainNetwork.com has written about it.

    6.) Logistics/Supply Chain

    With a clean, modern design, Logistics/Supply Chain offers a good balance of supply chain news and analysis. The site is updated daily, which helps when you’re looking for a quick read on breaking supply chain news. Author Martin Murray, a supply chain enterprise resource planning specialist, is a regular contributor.

    5.) Supply Chain Matters

    Run by Bob Ferrari, the Managing Director of Ferrari Research and Consulting, Supply Chain Matters tackles supply and value chain management. This blog provides expert analysis on supply chain matters, which is an excellent resource for those new to the supply chain field.

    4.) Supply Chain Management Review

    Though technically not a blog, Supply Chain Management Review is too valuable of a resource to leave off this list. The site offers daily news stories, and also produces white papers and webcasts on all things supply chain. Though a smaller part of its overall operation, Supply Chain Management Review publishes a weekly blog.

    3.) The 21st Century Supply Chain Blog

    Arguably the best pure “blog” on this list, The 21st Century Supply Chain Blog covers exactly what you’d expect it to. With analysis on supply chain matters from several different authors, this blog offers a unique blend of supply chain analysis, covering all sides of a topic.

    2.) Supply Chain Brain

    With both a digital and print magazine, Supply Chain Brain has a bevy of resources available at its disposal to cover a variety of supply chain topics. The site has its own blog, and sends out monthly newsletters that cover specific supply chain topics such as Supply Chain IT and Supply Chain Visibility.

    1.) Supply Chain Digital

    What did you expect? With a network of blogs, a website that updates with news stories daily and a monthly digital magazine dedicated to covering in the supply chain world, Supply Chain Digital has all the bases covered. Each month, four unique blogs are published, covering topics such as long-term supply chain focuses and new logistics technology. The magazine and website also feature reports from supply chain companies stationed all over the globe, giving readers an inside look at how logistics, outsourcing, warehousing and procurement officials run their business. The website’s sleek design caters to visual people, as images jump off the page. The site also has a cool video section that updates regularly with video content, adding to the page’s visual flair. For supply chain executives and those just interested in learning more about the industry, Supply Chain Digital is a one-stop shop!
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    The field of logistics is complex and constantly evolving, thanks to technology and innovations that aim to improve processes and enhance services. With hundreds—likely thousands—of companies serving the industry or providing ancillary services, it’s no surprise that a good logistics blog is a valuable resource for any logistics leader who wants an easier way to keep tabs on everything that’s happening in the industry.

    To some, a good logistics blog may seem like little more than industry fodder, but these blogs provide a means of communication between organizations and leaders who need an effective way to discuss challenges and share solutions. With regulatory compliance becoming an increasing concern, globalization muddying the waters, and technology changing the way we collaborate, organize and distribute talent, goods and services, logistics blogs provide a logical discussion forum to aid leaders in riding the waves of constant change.

    Listed in no particular order, the following 44 blogs publish some of the best commentary, news and information for logistics and supply chain leaders, their constituents and even students looking to work in this complex but critical field that shapes the way the world works and plays.

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    1. Logistics Management

    @LogisticsMgmt

    Logistics Management originated as a monthly print publication for logistics professionals, launched way back in 1962. Since that time, it’s evolved into the go-to site for industry pros with the latest news and industry happenings daily. Today, two annual publications supplement the daily news and regular blogs covering the field of logistics.

    Three posts we like from Logistics Management:

    Supply chain as a strategic asset?
    Have logistics leaders lost “pricing” battle?
    Securing the air cargo supply chain

    1. Logistics Viewpoints

    @logisticsviewpt

    Logistics Viewpoints aims to provide logistics professionals with “clear and concise analyses of logistics trends, technologies, and services,” with lead contributors bringing more than 25 years of experience to the table. A joint venture between Adelante SCM and ARC Advisory Group, Logistics Viewpoints has been reporting on current industry news and trends since January 2009.

    Three posts we like from Logistics Viewpoints:

    Great Advice for Young Professionals from Supply Chain Executives
    What is the Future of Truckload Transportation?
    Warehouse Management System Supplier Selection

    1. Lean Logistics Blog

    @LeanCor3PL

    The Lean Logistics Blog is an open forum for the discussion of lean logistics and supply chain best practices. LeanCor, the company behind this blog, has been a trusted supply chain partner since 2005, “delivering operational improvement and measurable financial results.”

    Three posts we like from Lean Logistics Blog:

    4 Suggestions to Improve Workforce Efficiency within the Warehouse
    Freight Claims: How Much Are They Really Costing You?
    A Lean Method to Increasing Productivity in Manufacturing Sub-Assembly

    1. WFP Logistics

    @WFPlogistics

    WFP Logistics is run by the World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization that fights hunger worldwide. The organization’s blog focuses on logistics in the food industry, covering topics such as improving supply chain efficiency to better meet the needs of third-world countries.

    Three posts we like from WFP Logistics:

    Improving Local Infrastructure in Somalia
    Managing a Warehouse in East Darfur
    Virtual Logistics?

    1. CPG Logistics

    @kaneisableinc

    CPG Logistics is a blog run by KANE, an able logistics specialists, which had humble beginnings in Northwestern PA back in 1930 but has since grown to a fleet of more than 140 power units and 800 trailers—and over 6.5 million square feet of 3PL warehouse space and 16 U.S. distribution centers. Clearly, no further explanation needed that these guys know their stuff.

    Three posts we like from CPG Logistics:

    Training Logistics Leaders, One Mistake at a Time
    Logistics Workforce Management: Today, It’s About Transparency
    Technology l Retail Distribution l Logistics Automation l Warehouse Technology

    1. Freight Dawg

    @freightdawgcom

    Eric J. Joiner, Jr. brings his 30-plus years of experience to his blog, Freight Dawg, which covers topics ranging from careers in logistics to supply chain and logistics technology and strategy. Joiner aims to provide industry-level commentary of interest to both logistics and supply chain professionals.

    Three posts we like from Freight Dawg:

    Amtrak’s Long Routes Killing Profitability?
    USPS Saturday Service Termination…Hempstead weighs in.
    US Maritime Unions and Carrier Group reach Tentative Agreement

    1. Lynden

    @LyndenInc

    Lynden is a freight shipping and logistics company, providing air, water and land travel to challenging areas such as Western Canada, Russia and Alaska. Services include scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, domestic and international forwarding and much more, encompassing virtually all transport and logistics services for clients around the world.

    Three posts we like from Lynden:

    Lynden’s reliable service critical for Deadliest Catch, other Discovery Channel programs
    Quick response draws praise from the top
    Alaska West Express Tests Extended Oil Changes

    1. DCVelocity.com

    DCVelocity is a digital magazine covering transportation, material handling, technology and strategy. Several leading experts serve as blog columnists, such as Kate Vitasek, a nationally recognized innovator in the practice of supply chain management, and Steve Geary, an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration faculty member at The Gordon Institute at Tufts University, where he teaches supply chain management.

    Three posts we like from DCVelocity:

    Will Supply Chains become Supply Circles?
    You Might Have a Bad Warehouse If…The Returns Are Beeping at You
    Attending to the social and economic impacts of the supply chain

    1. Supply Chain Brain

    @SCBrain

    Supply Chain Brain is a leading digital publication covering all things supply chain. The Think Tank blog, run by editors of Supply Chain Brain, covers all the latest trends, technology and newsworthy happenings related to supply chains and supply chain management.

    Three posts we like from Supply Chain Brain:

    Just How Much Inventory Is Out There, Anyway?
    Why Cybersecurity Is a Supply-Chain Problem
    What It Takes to Be a Great Demand Planner

    1. Modern Materials Handling

    Modern Materials Handling is a robust resource for logistics professionals, including guides, white papers, webcasts, a news feed, blogs and more for all the latest trends and news spanning the industry.

    Three posts we like from Modern Materials Handling:

    Mobile & Wireless: RFID – the comeback kid?
    Automation: What’s next for supply chain software
    Supply chain: Amazon is changing the rules of the game

    1. Supply Chains Rock

    @supply_chain

    Who said supply chains are boring? That’s the tagline of Supply Chains Rock, which focuses on the engaging and interesting aspects of supply chain management and technology. The blog’s publisher, Christopher Sciacca, is an IBM employee who discusses the way the supply chain works in a way that relates to both consumers and industry professionals.

    Three posts we like from Supply Chains Rock:

    Real-Time Big Data is the Next Big Thing for Supply Chains
    The Role of Technology Within Supply Chains
    Smarter Shelving?

    1. 3PL Wire

    @3PLwire

    3PL Wire, founded in 2006, is a premier resource for logistics and supply chain professionals. Authors “Swizstick” and “Splatty” bring more than 20 years of experience to the table, hailing from the carrier and importer logistics industry. The blog covers industry news, supply chain security, 3PL trends and more.

    Three posts we like from 3PL Wire:

    Top 5 Signs it is Time to Switch Carriers
    Future 3PL Factors to Consider
    Exploring Logistics in Developing Markets of China, India and Vietnam – By Mark Millar

    1. Food Logistics

    @FoodLogistics

    Food Logistics features its own blog, with Editor-In-Chief Lara Sowinski providing commentary related to the food supply, transportation and logistics fields. There are also a number of valuable guest contributions from leading industry experts.

    Three posts we like from Food Logistics:

    Food Supply Recall and How IT Increases Efficiency
    Concerns With GMO’s: What’s Next?
    Recalls Highlight the Importance of Ensuring Food Safety Throughout the Supply Chain

    1. Strasburger Price LLP

    @Strasburger

    Strasburger Price, LLP’s Transportation & Logistics Blog covers the logistics and transportation industries from a legal perspective. With the many rules, regulations and red tape to work through in the logistics field, this blog is a valuable resource for keeping tabs on the latest guidelines.

    Three posts we like from Strasburger Price LLP:

    U.S. Export Controls May Apply In Situations That Are Wholly Domestic And/Or Unlikely To Be Recognized As International
    It’s Not Just Trucking: Increased Scrutiny of Companies Using Independent Contractors All Across the Economy
    A Triumph of Fear Over Facts: Cross-Border Trucking on Life Support

    1. PLS Logistics

    @PLSLogistics

    Founded back in 1991, PLS Logistics Services has become one of the leading logistics management services providers in the U.S. The company ships nearly one million loads annually across all major freight modes. A visit to PLS Logistics’ blog reveals insights on industry news and trends, advice for cutting logistics costs, improving processes and reducing transport impacts on the bottom line.

    Three posts we like from PLS Logistics:

    5 Ways to Drive LTL Freight Savings
    Logistics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
    Five Key Facts about Logistics and Transportation

    1. Trinity Logistics

    @Trinity_Tweeps

    Trinity Logistics began back in 1979 with a single location and three employees. Today, the company spans 90 locations across the U.S., employs more than 200 people and prides itself on providing superior customer service. The Trinity Logistics blog includes insights into the company’s culture, creating a level of transparency for improved customer relationships. Other topics include regulatory news and industry changes alongside plenty of advice on logistics management.

    Three posts we like from Trinity Logistics:

    The Winds of Change: New HOS Regulations
    Relationships: Brokers and Carriers
    Six Reasons You Should Partner with a 3PL

    1. Women and Logistics

    @Women_Logistics

    The field of logistics has traditionally been one primarily led by men, but that tide is turning. Women and Logistics emphasizes the increasing role of female leaders in the logistics field. Founder Jean Regan, also President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TranzAct Technologies, also blogs on Finding Balance.

    Three posts we like from Women and Logistics:

    Jean’s Blog: What Unemployment Numbers Mean to Me
    Due Diligence Really Does Matter
    Jean’s Blog: Keep Track of Your Time

    1. The Logistics of Logistics

    @The_LOL_

    The Logistics of Logistics, hosted by Joe Lynch, covers all things logistics, including technology, roundups of the best resources encompassing various facets of the industry and more. In addition to Lynch’s insightful commentary, you’ll find white papers, webinars, news and events and more.

    Three posts we like from The Logistics of Logistics:

    The 15 Biggest LTL Carriers
    The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems
    Top Warehouses in North America 2013

    1. Inbound Logistics

    @ILMagazine

    Inbound Logistics is a digital publication focused on the field of inbound logistics. Databases of the top 100 providers in key segments of the supply chain industry, free downloads of logistics planners, website directories and more supplement the articles and commentary encompassing every aspect of the industry.

    Three posts we like from Inbound Logistics:

    The Lean Supply Chain: Watch Your Waste Line
    G75: 75 Green Supply Chain Partners 2013
    Delivery Scheduling Relieves Loading Dock Bottlenecks

    1. Supply Chain and Logistics Blog

    @bruceosm

    The Supply Chain and Logistics Blog is run by Bruce Hartman, who holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Supply Chain Management. Dr. Hartman is currently a Professor at the University of Saint Francis and weighs in regularly with his perspective on industry news related to supply chains, operations management, logistics and similar topics.

    Three posts we like from Supply Chain and Logistics Blog:

    Benefits of Additive Manufacturing
    Whose supply chain is it anyway?
    ‘Eurasia’ logistics hub at Le Havre

    1. The Voyager

    @logilityinc

    The Voyager is a blog run by Logility, a supply chain management software provider. The editorial team consists of industry leaders with years of experience in enterprise software, operations and technology management, inventory optimization, globalization and more.

    Three posts we like from The Voyager:

    Demand Forecasting: The Unfair Competitive Advantage
    The Next Generation Supply Chain Leader
    Demand Forecasting Excellence: Foundation for a Highly Efficient Supply Chain

    1. Logistics Portal

    @LogisticsPortal

    Logistics Portal is a hub of all things logistics from around the Web. Editor Nick Matyas contributes insightful commentary and reports on the latest news impacting the logistics and supply chain industries.

    Three posts we like from Logistics Portal:

    New Advanced Predictive Analytics tool unlocks the hidden value in your freight rate archives
    What is Electronic Freight Management (EFM)
    Supply Chain Cloud Computing is Growing in Momentum

    1. Network Global Logistics Blog

    @NG_Log

    A “leader in mission-critical delivery and efficient distribution for freight, supply chain and warehousing as well as critical parts and same day delivery needs,” NGL got its start in 1971 as an air courier company specializing in first flight courier services. NGL’s blog covers supply chain and logistics news, advice and resources for industry professionals.

    Three posts we like from Network Global Logistics Blog:

    Is Poor Supply Chain Vendor Quality Driving Up Your Costs?
    5 Ways to Save on LTL Volume Freight
    How to Pick the Right E-commerce Distribution Point

    1. Ryder Exchange

    @RyderPR

    Ryder’s Exchange blog provides “thought leadership on a variety of fleet, supply chain and logistics-related topics.” You’ll find industry trends, hot topics, news and features, best practices and more—for both the logistics beginner and seasoned professional.

    Three posts we like from Ryder Exchange:

    Four Steps to Managing a Seasonal Supply Chain
    Making Order Out of Chaos in Today’s Multi-Source Retail Supply Chain
    Want to Shift Your Supply Chain Into High Gear?

    1. ADS Logistics

    @ADSLOGISTICS

    ADS Logistics Co, LLC offers a range of logistics and supply chain services, including warehousing, over-the-road trucking and more. The company’s blog focuses on a variety of news and issues affecting the trucking, supply chain and logistics fields.

    Three posts we like rom ADS Logistics:

    How Technology Has Changed the Trucking Industry
    How Has Trucking Changed from 10 Years Ago?
    How Would Americans Survive If Trucks Stopped Running?

    1. BlueGrace Logistics

    @MyBlueGrace

    BlueGrace Logistics is a transportation management company with the goal of providing customers “with superior supply chain management services and best in class technology at the lowest possible cost while providing customers with the above and beyond level of customer service they deserve.” BlueGrace Logistics’ blog covers topics ranging from shipping, management, logistics and more.

    Three posts we like from BlueGrace Logistics:

    Port of Possibilites: The Expansion of the Port of Tampa
    Manufacturing: Coming Back to America
    Common Concerns and Simple Solutions of U.S. Manufacturers

    1. Blue Horseshoe Solutions

    @bhsolutions

    Blue Horseshoe Solutions provides expert management and strategy consulting, system design, implementation, optimization and distribution design services. Blue Horseshoe’s blog covers news and events related to distribution and related technology, software tutorials, management strategy advice and resources and much more. On July 8, 2013, Microsoft announced that it would acquire Blue Horseshoe’s warehouse and transportation management solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

    Three posts we like from Blue Horseshoe Solutions:

    Case Study Technology Upgrades and Optimized Operations for National Furniture Distributor
    Is the Term ‘Optimization’ Promising Too Much In Your Supply Chain?
    Don’t Let Big Data Get in the Way of an Innovative Supply Chain

    1. Quiet Logistics

    @QuietBot

    Quiet Logistics consists of a team of executives with a combined 235 years of experience in 3PL, warehouse management and material handling automation technologies. The blog, launched in March 2013, covers third-party logistics, distribution, fulfillment, inventory management and more.

    Three posts we like from Quiet Logistics:

    Scaling eCommerce Order Fulfillment Through Time
    3 Tips for Finding a Distribution Center with Fast Order Fulfillment
    5 Reasons Wholesale DCs Struggle with Fashion eCommerce Fulfillment

    1. @ Supply Chain Management

    @chris_j_abraham

    Chris Jacob Abraham, who works as a senior consultant in the Fab PowerOps group at IBM, blogs at @ Supply Chain Management. Abraham has also had a company acquired by IBM and brings a vast amount of prior experience to the table. Abraham blogs about leadership, reverse logistics, Six Sigma and related topics.

    Three posts we like from @ Supply Chain Management:

    Predictions for the Supply Chain in 2013
    A brief background on Sustainability issues
    Supply Chain Optimization – careful with those words now…

    1. Extreme Factories

    @xtremefactories

    Extreme Factories is “a set of tools that allows a company to simply and effectively set-up, monitor and follow-up a business innovation process.” The blog covers all things related to innovation, optimization, process flow improvement and other productivity-enhancing resources.

    Three posts we like from Extreme Factories:

    The ‘agile’ way of innovation
    Capturing value from innovation
    The Four Stages of Innovation Management

    1. PNG Logistics

    @PNGLogistics

    PNG Logistics is a full-service 3PL company, helping clients lower their freight costs and increase shipping efficiencies. The PNG Logistics blog covers supply chain news, technology, transportation and more.

    Three posts we like from PNG Logistics:

    Growing Global Markets
    Top U.S. Markets for Logistics
    Shipping Industry Shift – Air to Ocean

    1. Blogistics

    @ODWLogistics

    ODW Logistics is an industry leader in supply chain solutions and a full-service 3PL provider supporting companies of all sizes. Blogistics, the official company blog, covers leadership, technology, optimization and more.

    Three posts we like from Blogistics:

    Logistics of a Farmer
    The Logistics of Supply Chain IT
    How Cold and Flu Season Could Impact Your Supply Chain

    1. About.com Logistics/Supply Chain

    @AboutLogistics

    Martin Murray, author and senior supply chain management consultant, serves as the About.com Guide to Logistics and Supply Chain. Murray covers strategy, importing and exporting, RFID, operations, green supply chain and other topics of interest to professionals in the logistics and supply chain industries.

    Three posts we like from About.com Logistics/Supply Chain:

    RFID Tracking Of Hazardous Waste
    Warehouse Best Practices
    Forecasting In The Supply Chain

    1. Material Handling & Logistics

    @out_logistics

    Material Handling & Logistics is a news and information portal geared specifically towards top-level executives and managers who are either buyers or providers of outsourced logistics services. This is a frequently updated news site covering all the latest industry and company news related to logistics and supply chains. Webinars, white papers and more add to this robust collection of logistics resources.

    Three posts we like from Material Handling & Logistics:

    Make: Toward a Paperless Food Chain
    Logistically Speaking: Fame Is Fickle in the Supply Chain Arena
    How U.S. Manufacturers Save on Logistics South of the Border

    1. Logistics Online

    @LogisticsOnline

    Logistics Online is a news resource covering logistics, supply chain and transportation solutions. Topics encompassing technology, company news and industry happenings and more are covered. Logistics Online also offers a free newsletter and has an active Twitter presence to keep you up-to-date on industry happenings. Note: Free registration is required to view full content.

    Three posts we like from Logistics Online:

    ERP In Wholesale And Distribution
    From Premium Logistics To A True Partner In Global Life Science Supply Chain Management
    Pharma Preps For Serialization

    1. Automotive Logistics

    @Auto_Logistics

    Automotive Logistics covers the full spectrum from logistics to supply chain in the automotive industry. Automotive Logistics started off as a magazine but has evolved into a comprehensive provider of news, connections and intelligence both in-print and online.

    Three posts we like from Automotive Logistics:

    Packaged for prime protection
    Chain reactions getting harder to manage
    Prepared for take-off as airfreight carriers predict growth

    1. DataNow Global

    @DimensionData

    DataNow Global is a blog run by Dimension Data, an ICT services and solutions provider. DataNow Global emphasizes the technological aspects of the logistics and supply chain fields, including software, UCC solutions, collaborations and more.

    Three posts we like from DataNow Global:

    Supply chain outsourcing dos and don’ts
    Planning for and mitigating natural disasters through supply chain management
    Mistakes to avoid when looking to reduce logistics costs

    1. Lean Logistics

    @LeanLogistics

    A global service provider of transportation management system (TMS) applications and supply chain services, Lean Logistics covers the latest trends in transportation management. “The LeanLogistics Transportation Network empowers shippers, carriers and other participating members to reduce costs, improve services and gain complete visibility.”

    Three posts we like from Lean Logistics:

    Dannon Leverages LeanLogistics to Create Competitive Advantage
    Managed Procurement Services Allow Companies to Optimize Transportation Investments
    Global Logistics: A View From Above

    1. Cerasis

    @Cerasis

    Cerasis, a freight logistics company and TL broker, offers proprietary freight management software and integrated managed services to ship LTL and TL freight. The Cerasis blog covers manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, management and other topics of interest to industry leaders.

    Three posts we like from Cerasis:

    How Making Time for Logistics and Supply Chain Management is Like Fighting a War with Bows & Arrows
    Logistics Planning: 4 Phases of Sustainable Freight Management that Mirror Marketing
    5 Benefits of a TMS (Transportation Management System)

    1. Evans Distribution Systems

    @EvansDist

    Evans Distribution Systems is a 3PL provider based in Detroit offering warehousing, transportation, packaging, inspection and other services to streamline the distribution process for companies. The blog covers everything from career information for prospective logistics and distribution students to technology and industry news.

    Three posts we like from Evans Distribution Systems:

    Top 10 Considerations When Selecting A Warehouse Facility
    Mobile Technology Impact
    3PLs Offer Flexibility for Industrial Lease Options

    1. Penske

    @PenskeNews

    Penske is “a global provider of logistics, transportation and distribution services.” Penske’s blog covers company news, industry impacts, alternative fuels, technology, distribution, supply chain and related topics.

    Three posts we like from Penske:

    State of Logistics Report Notes ‘New Normal’ for Industry
    Penske’s Top 5 Tips for Companies Incorporating Natural Gas Trucks
    Penske Logistics Discusses Packaging and the Supply Chain

    1. Weber Logistics

    @WeberLogistics

    Weber Logistics is a leader in warehousing, logistics, freight management and retail compliance serving the West Coast. The blog addresses issues in warehousing, transportation, reverse logistics and other industry-relevant news and information.

    Three posts we like from Weber Logistics:

    What are barcodes and how do they work in fulfillment warehouses?
    Savings in Reverse: Reverse Logistics Management is a Path to Profit
    Shared Warehousing: Maximizing the Benefits

    1. Transportfolio Blog – C.H. Robinson

    @CHRobinsonInc

    C.H. Robinson is one of the largest 3PL providers in the world, founded back in 1905. C.H. Robinson’s Transportfolio Blog covers regulation, distribution, compliance, collaboration and more topics of interest to industry professionals.

    Three posts we like from Transportfolio Blog:

    Do You Have Enough Visibility to Succeed Globally?
    100 Days: How Supply Chains Have Become my Life
    Getting the Most out of TMS

    1. Dedola Global Logistics

    @DGLSupplyChain

    Dedola Global Logistics is a family-owned freight company with customers spanning the globe. The blog features a weekly roundup post covering the latest happenings in the world of global logistics, port profiles, interesting facts and definitions, and other supply chain and logistics information.

    Three posts we like from Dedola Global Logistics:

    This Week in Global Logistics
    Port Profile: Port of Oakland
    What is a Freight Forwarder?
    These 44 blogs provide plenty of food for thought and valuable resources to any professional working in or affected by the field of logistics. Whether your company delivers goods or provides services, the information provided by these organizations and publishers is likely to impact you—and we strongly suggest staying abreast of what’s going on in the logistics industry.

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    In the United States, the logistics and transportation industry has an annual worth of $1.3 trillion, averaging 8.5% of the annual GDP. Industry investments into logistics is expected to grow alongside the US economy as supply chain networks are created among global and domestic firms. Trends are gearing towards shipping and freight among emerging markets and meeting the global needs of business through advanced logistic solutions. The following series of logistic slogans are from worldwide businesses that focus on quality and timeliness with delivery.

    A partnership based on trust.
    An anchor in a new era.
    Booking our passage to the future.
    Borderless logistics.
    Close to your business.
    Delivery unlimited.
    Equipment you can count on. People you can trust.
    For the men in charge of change.
    Fueling your logistics chain.
    Globally connected, Locally invested.
    Go beyond logistics, make the world go round and revolution business.
    Great voyages start here.
    Imagination… What we can easily see is only a small percentage of what is possible.
    Live the experience.
    Logistics through innovation, dedication, and technology.
    Not the average freight fowarder.
    People. Partnership. Performance.
    Possibility in every direction.
    Power beyond cargo.
    Quality never goes out of style.
    Ready, set, done.
    Safety, quality, professionalism.
    Shipments delivered on time with no hassle.
    Smart people. Great solutions.
    Special handling. Extra service.
    Thinking the way forward.
    Together with passion.
    Trust. Transparency. Tranquility.
    We set the standards others try to live up to.
    We take pride in serving our customers safely.
    Your best liquid asset.
    Your navigator in the world of trade.
    Your readiness. Our mission.

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    Goods are exported from Myanmar when they leave Myanmar’s customs territory. Different rules apply to exports depending on whether they are commercial or non-commercial in nature. The logistics, laws and regulations governing exports are complex and most exporters use professional experts, known as freight forwarders and customs brokers, to assist them in planning and carrying out export transactions.

    Exports from Myanmar are controlled by the Customs Department of the Ministry of Planning and Finance (“Customs”). Customs is responsible for assessing and collecting applicable taxes on exports and carrying out other regulatory and law enforcement responsibilities relating to exports.

    Index

    Registration of a Business

    Prohibited Exports

    Export Licenses

    Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Requirements

    Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Requirements

    Customs Declaration and Required Accompanying Documents

    Export Taxes

    Payment of Customs Duties and Taxes

    Customs Inspection of Exports

    Special Econonomic Zones (SEZs)

    Spotlight on the Garment Industry

    Registration of a Business

    In order to export goods from Myanmar, a business must first register as a company authorized to engage in international trade. For details about registering a business, click here.

    Prohibited Exports

    Myanmar prohibits the exportation of certain goods. For details about prohibited goods, click here.

    Export Licenses

    Although almost all goods require an export license to export, the main agricultural export products and cut-make-packaging (CMP) products do not require export licenses. For details about export licenses, click here.

    Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Requirements

    If the goods you intend to export are subject to sanitary and phytosanitary measures you will have to comply with the special regulations relating to those products. For details about SPS requirements, click here.

    Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Requirements

    For certain types of products, it may be necessary to obtain a permit that certifies that these products conform to certain technical standards. For details about TBT requirements, click here.

    Customs Declaration and Required Accompanying Documents

    In order to clear Customs exports must be accompanied by a customs declaration and required accompanying documents. For details about customs declarations, click here.

    Export Taxes

    Once a declaration has been submitted and accepted by Customs, Customs will require the payment of duties on specific export products: For details about about payment of export taxes, click here.

    Customs Inspection of Exports

    Export inspections are conducted by Customs. These are designed to avoid disputes between exporters and importers concerning the quality and quantity of the goods and to limit exports of prohibited products. For details inspection of exports, click here.

    Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

    Special economic zones, sometimes called free zones or export processing zones, are areas that are geographically within a nation but are outside a nation’s customs territory for the purpose of the collection of customs duties and other indirect taxes (such as excise and sales taxes). For details about SEZs, click here.

    Spotlight on the Garment Industry

    Currently almost all garment production in Myanmar is done under the Cut, Make and Package(CMP) process. For details about garments and the CMT process, click here.

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    Guide to Importing Goods into Myanmar
    Goods are imported into Myanmar when they enter Myanmar’s customs territory. Different rules apply to imports depending on whether they are commercial or non-commercial in nature. (Articles accompanying a traveler, such as personal clothing articles in actual use and small quantities of tobacco and alcohol are usually considered to be non-commercial and duty and tax exempt.)

    The laws and regulations governing imports are complex and most importers use professional experts, known as freight forwarders and customs brokers, to assist them in planning and carrying out import transactions. Below are the required steps for importing goods into Myanmar.

    Index

    Registration of a Business

    Prohibited Imports

    Import Licenses

    Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Requirements

    Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Requirements

    Customs Declaration and Required Accompanying Documents

    Classification and Value

    Payment of Customs Duties and Taxes

    Customs Inspection of Imports

    Temporary Imports

    Duty Exemption under Special Order

    Spotlight on the Garment Industry

    Registration of a Business

    In order to import goods into Myanmar a business must first register as a company authorized to engage in international trade with the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), Ministry of Planning and Finance. Registrations can be up to five years. For details about registration of a business, click here.

    Prohibited Imports

    Myanmar prohibits the importation of certain goods. For details about prohibited goods, click here.

    Import Licenses

    Some goods require an import license for importation. For details about import licenses, click here.

    Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Requirements

    If the goods you intend to import are subject to sanitary and phytosanitary SPS measures, you will have to comply with the special regulations relating to those products. For details about SPS requirements, click here.

    Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Requirements

    For certain types of products, it may be necessary to obtain a permit that certifies that these products conform to certain technical standards. For details about TBT requirements, click here.

    Customs Declaration and Required Accompanying Documents

    In order to clear Customs imports must be accompanied by a customs declaration and required accompanying documents. For details about customs declarations, click here.

    Classification and Value

    Customs duty is payable on imported goods as a percentage of their declared value. For details about classification, click here.

    Payment of Customs Duties and Taxes

    Once a declaration has been submitted and accepted by Customs, the importer will be required to pay the duties. For details about about payment of customs duty, click here.

    Customs Inspection of Imports

    Myanmar Customs examines imports to assure that they have been properly declared. For details about inspection of imports, click here.

    Temporary Imports

    Temporary admission of imports is the procedure where goods are brought into the customs territory conditionally relieved from the payment of duties and taxes if they are intended for a specific purpose and are re-exported within a specified time frame without change in condition. For details about temporary imports. For details about temporary imports, click here.

    Duty Exemption under Special Order

    A Special Order is the power of the Director General, Customs and the Minister of Finance, to permit imports to enter without the payment of duties and taxes at the time of entry. For details about duty exemption and special order, click here.

    Spotlight on the Garment Industry

    Currently almost all garment production in Myanmar is done under the Cut, Make and Package(CMP) process. For details about garments and the CMT process, click here.

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    The Vietnam-Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Agreement (VN-EAEU FTA) has created a strong momentum for economic and trade ties among the signatories, said EAEU diplomats.

    The ambassadors of the EAEU member countries, namely Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia, shared this view at a press conference in Hanoi on October 5 to mark one year since the pact took effect.

    Belarusian Ambassador to Vietnam Vladimir Goshin said that Vietnam exported US$37 million worth of products to Belarus in the first eight months of 2017, the same amount as Belarus’s exports to the Southeast Asian nation.

    This is the first time the two countries have seen a balanced trade turnover as Belarus had previously ran a trade surplus with Vietnam, he said, stressing that Vietnamese businesses have been making the most of advantages offered by the deal to boost exports.

    Kazakh Ambassador Beketzhan Zhumakhanov noted that among the EAEU countries, Kazakhstan has experienced the biggest trade growth with Vietnam, with two-way trade reaching US$364.7 million in the January-August period, nearly equivalent to the figure of US$366.2 million for the whole of 2016.

    Russian Ambassador Konstantin Vnukov told participants that between October 2016 and April 2017, the export-import turnover between the EAEU and Vietnam rose by 28%.

    The reduction of import tariffs has facilitated the export of wheat flour, corn, fertilizers and metals from the EAEU countries to Vietnam, he added.

    Dang Hoang Hai, Director of the European Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said the deal has created an impulse for cooperation between Vietnam and the countries across fields.

    He noted his hope that through the agreement, Vietnam and the EAEU will increase the types of commodities exported to one anothers market.

    The ambassadors held that to uphold the positive results, the countries should enhance dialogues and cooperation with businesses by increasing the exchange of visits and participation in fairs and exhibitions.

    The Vietnam-EAEU FTA was inked in Burabay, Kazakhstan, on May 29, 2015 and took effect on October 5, 2016.

    Under the agreement, Vietnam will remove import tariffs on 59% of the total tax lines on goods from the EAEU, including meat products, wheat flour, alcohol, mechanical equipment and steel products. The tariffs on another 30% of goods will be gradually reduced to 0% durring the transitional period.

    The average level of Vietnam’s duties on EAEU goods will drop from 10% to 1%, while EAEU’s average import tariffs on Vietnam’s goods will be reduced from 9.7% to 2% in 2025.

    The tax removal is expected to spur the EAEU’s export of agricultural and industrial products to Vietnam, and vice versa, Vietnam’s farm produce, garment, bags and electrical devices will have better access to the EAEU market.

    At the same time, businesspeople of both sides will have opportunities to take part in joint projects in the EAEU countries and Vietnam.

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