Trade & Industry Development Magazine

November/December 2013
November/December 2013

Want to know what’s happening in the world of logistics and supply chains? The November-December 2013 issue of Trade & Industry Development thoroughly covers this very complex facet of business that affects manufacturers of every type, from training supply chain professionals to identifying locations that have proven to be ideal places for easy, efficient, cost-effective access to market.

For every logistics/supply chain management professional who needs to stay on the cutting-edge (and who doesn’t?), you’ll want to read our Feature on the importance of sustainability in this industry and be sure to check out our Insights article on omni-channel distribution. Both are must-reads.

Of course, no discussion of logistics would be complete without an in-depth look at why U.S. ports are attracting attention and capital investment from the private sector and what that means to business vitality. This issue goes deep on that subject and continues on to highlight some of the most prominent U.S. ports and the users who have benefited by having access to them.

And for all professionals who devote their talents to either the plastics industry or the metalworking industry, our authors offer spot-on insight on industry trends and reveal the most favored locations for economic development in these respective trades, and why.

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In this issue...

This complete primer on pre-engineered construction highlights its many benefits, including the ability to create customized buildings, quickly. more...

Case Study
Lawrence County, Ohio - The Point Industrial Park: Connecting Manufacturing to Global Logistics
Sustainability: A Reality for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Plastics: Emerging Economies Signal Opportunity for Growth and Exportation
Harnessing Metalworking Industry Site Selection Dynamics
Strategies for Identifying Retail Omni-Channel Distribution Locations
Educating Today’s Supply Chain Professionals
Expanding U.S. Seaports Attract Exporters, Create Jobs
Short List
Locations That Get You to Market
Sites & Programs
U.S. Ports’ Ripple Effect on Economic Development
Special Reports
Pre-Engineered Buildings Make Sense
Georgia’s Booming Cold Chain Sector: A Life Science Industry Hot Topic
Texas is Investing in its Future, Creating Jobs, Driving Innovation
Ohio: Pioneering a New Economic Development Model for Business Growth
Louisiana: A State of Great Business Opportunity