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Pages from pur.03.13-ebook2014-nearshoring-082014-1340.jpg Wednesday, August 27, 2014
An interesting trend is underway among U.S. manufacturers, namely the shifting of production operations away from China, and back to North America. Changing economic conditions in China, namely a surge in labor and fuel costs, have caused many managers to realize that China is not the bargain it once was.
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Pages from PUR.03.13-eBook2014_NRI_081214.jpg Thursday, August 14, 2014
Canada's Non-Resident Importer (NRI) program offers U.S. businesses unique access to the Canadian market. As a NRI, a U.S. business acts as an "importer of record," and is able to have direct control over its shipments to Canada.
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Pages from PUR.03.13-eBook2014_Returns_Management_072814_0900.jpg Thursday, July 31, 2014
U.S. businesses face the daunting reality that more than $70 billion in online sales could be returned annually. There are many reasons behind this number - changing consumer shopping habits, expectations for flexible returns policies, and technology-driven solutions that make it easier for customers to return a product.
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Pages from PUR.03.13-eBook2014_SCGamechangers_062414_1400.jpg Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Supply chains are increasingly under scrutiny to find ways to cut costs while, at the same time, increasing efficiency. That's a tall order to fill, but with a little ingenuity and imagination, companies are finding ways to do exactly that…and more.
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Pages from PUR.03.13-eBook2014_Auto_060614_1700.jpg Friday, June 06, 2014
The good news for automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers is that the average vehicle on the road is a record-setting 11.4 years old, meaning lots of upkeep and repairs for the nation’s aging fleet. But the challenging news is that the volume of older vehicles still on the road, combined with the increasingly diverse technologies used in new vehicle models, means that aftermarket businesses must juggle a SKU inventory that reaches into the millions.
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Pages from PUR.03.13-eBook2014_NAFTA_051414_1130.jpg Wednesday, June 04, 2014
In the 20 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect, trade between the United States and Canada has increased by 300 percent, and the countries are each other’s top trading partners. A key provision of the trade agreement is the elimination of duties on all eligible products traveling between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
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