Supply Chain Managers Get UPS Briefing on Latin America
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
August 27, 2013 - SCMR Editorial
Editor’s Note: Logistic Management’s August print edition feature – Global Logistics: Focus on South America – trade experts advise supply chain managers to conduct a careful examination of the region’s transportation and regulatory infrastructure. In this exclusive interview with Steve Flowers, President of UPS Global Freight Forwarding, readers are provided with additional insights.
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About the Author
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management
and Supply Chain Management Review
. Patrick covers international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. Contact Patrick Burnson