posts tagged with Future

Creating Access for Growth

Subic Bay Industrial Park-sq.jpg On a recent trip abroad, I saw beautiful furniture pieces that stood out for the precision of their construction. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they were made in Cebu, Philippines. Cebu is a region full of skilled craftsmen whose works are now being appreciated in houses worldwide.

At a time when trade is already driving world economies, it is still exciting that individuals —particularly those from far-flung and remote locations — are now capable of bringing their work to the world stage. This improves livelihood opportunities on a small scale, but factor in the multiplier effect as it extends across communities, and it can now directly impact the economy.

Here, one element is crucial: Access...

The Future of the Supply Chain

GDC-Images002-sq.jpg For most of history, the supply chain that links the world together today would have been unimaginable. The road to market is now a superhighway. It is a 24/7 operation. Global trade does not sleep. In fact, it never even pauses for a nap. Wheels on the ground, wings in the sky, keels in the water connect a largely borderless world economy.

At the same time, supercharged as the global superhighway may already be, no one in the shipping industry doubts that faster, cheaper, safer, simpler remain the fundamental currency of success for anyone in the shipping business. The world’s insomniac global companies demand, and deserve, nothing less.

That might suggest that the supply chain of the future will need to look quite different...

Shipping Trends Match Up With FedEx Strengths

Global Trade.jpg The long-term future for global trade remains solid, and we are committed to providing solutions for businesses — large and small — to effectively compete in this important market.

The 21st Century 3 R's

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Continuing our series of blog postings about 21st century higher education, Peter Coclanis is the Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor and Director of the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.