CENTER FOR
LOGISTICS, TRADE AND TRANSPORTATION 
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Volume 3  Issue 8,  August 2013

NISSAN EXPANDS MISSISSIPPI OPERATION TO RECRUIT SUPPLIERS

 

Nissan North America will add 1 million square feet of manufacturing space to its Canton, Miss., assembly operation in a bid to bring more suppliers to the site.

The move is part of Nissan's plan to make Canton the global manufacturing center for the Murano crossover in 2014.

The company broke ground this morning on a large supplier building that will sit next to the Canton vehicle plant and house an undetermined number of integrated suppliers.

Nissan plans to recruit more suppliers to Mississippi as it transfers production of the Murano from Japan next year and export the Murano globally. Nissan executives believe that making the Murano globally cost competitive requires bringing the car's supply chain as close to final assembly as possible.

A MOVING EXPERIENCE: NEW NAVY TRANSPORTATION TOOL TAKES OFF
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In a  advance for military transportation, a new web-based tool sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) brings an Expedia-like search capability to Navy planners looking to move personnel or equipment around the world quickly and affordably.  

The Transportation Exploitation Tool (TET) is software that allows transportation planners to easily find available space among the thousands of military and commercial flights, and ship movements, that take place each day. In so doing, it enables supplies or personnel to get to a destination in the quickest, most efficient way possible-and provides the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard significant cost savings at the same time.  

The new system has already saved the naval services more than $30 million in transportation costs to date, even in limited use, officials say. When fully implemented, savings estimates range to over $200 million over 10 years.

 
A SOUTHERN MISS DIRECTOR SULBARAN MAKES PRESENTATION AT HAZMAT MEETING

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi, served as one of the key presenters during the Naval Air Systems Command's International Transportation Compliance and Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) meeting held July 30-31 at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.

Sulbaran provided insight about the Center's history and mission, as well as an update on the master's degree program.

The meeting included representative from the U.S. Department of Defense, foreign military sales partners from 13 countries, industry attendees from the Gulf Coast, and 20 other U.S. Agencies. Those in attendance gained enhanced knowledge of the transportation management processes for military equipment, particularly in the Gulf Coast area.

LOGISTICS, TRADE, AND TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE GEARING TO IMPLEMENT STRATEGIC PLAN AND TO HOST FEB 26-27, 2014 SYMPOSIUM

The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) recently held its fall 2013 Industry Advisory Council Roundtable at the Trent Lott Center of Excellence at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg Campus.   The attendance and participation were outstanding.  The event brought together industry professionals from both the public and private sector, past and present students of the MSLTT program, to discuss the implementation of the CLTT's Strategic Plan and continue the organization of the Spring Logistics, Trade and Transportation Symposium.

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS APPROVES SOUTHERN MISS' ON-LINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LOGISTICS, TRADE AND TRANSPORTATION

The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) recently held its fall 2013 Industry Advisory Council Roundtable at the Trent Lott Center of Excellence at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg Campus.   The attendance and participation were outstanding.  The event brought together industry professionals from both the public and private sector, past and present students of the MSLTT program, to discuss the implementation of the CLTT's Strategic Plan and continue the organization of the Spring Logistics, Trade and Transportation Symposium.

SPOTLIGHT

 
new CLTT masters GIF
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
-Albert Einstein
UPCOMING EVENTS
Gulf Region ITS Meeting - Sep 15-18, 2013 - New Orleans, LA

Mississippi Natural Gas Vehicle Forum

Southeast U.S./Japan Association Joint Meeting - Nov 17-19, 2013 - Biloxi,MS

Logistics, Trade, and Transportation Symposium -Feb 26-27, 2014 - Gulfport, MS

Flowering Trees for Mississippi Communities


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601.266.6419
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