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Trends in World Transportation and Manufacturing Costs & How They Affect Future Freight Flows and Manufacturing Center Locations - With concerns over rising logistics costs, U.S. companies that import goods are becoming increasingly concerned over higher transportation and manufacturing costs in international markets. The manufacturing centers in the world economy have tended to shift away from the U.S. but North American manufacturing, especially in Mexico and in the Southeast U.S., appear to be rebounding. This paradigm shift in the way that we normally think about how we receive our consumer goods, where they are transported over vast distances across oceans from manufacturer to consumers, may be evolving. This study will look at how U.S. firms can control logistics cost and how changes to international and national market conditions will potentially result in changes in manufacturing locations. These changes can alter transportation flows of good and the corridors in which these goods move. This research will consider how the world flow of goods could change during a 25 year period and what it will mean for freight flows and transportation investment.
|Is this a follow-on to a current 8(a) contract?|
|Is this funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?|
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