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Market Analysis: Mixed signals from many different economic and transportation indicators

The economy continues to send a wide variety of mixed signals as to the future direction.  Overall, these signals do not appear that the US is likely to enter into a recession in the near term.  Instead, GDP growth will probably fall somewhere around 2.0 percent for the last half of 2019 and below 2.0 in 2020. Please follow the analysis of the attached graphs from Dr. Pohlen.  

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Pegasus Core Value #4: The Difference is Fun

One of the qualities in the culture deck under “The Difference is Fun” is the word “passionate.” Over the years, this word has grown to mean many different things but one trait of passionate I feel contains many different facets is “you are willing and excited to work with your teammates.” In this description, I think of the creativity that comes from this trait, the types of things that come from having passion for working with your teams.

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Pegasus Core Value #5: It's Not for Everyone, It's Only for the Best

What comes to mind when you hear the word “best”?  Optimum, first, greatest, and unsurpassed are all synonyms.  I like the definition “the highest degree of competence, inspiration, or effort.”  We all like to think of ourselves in those terms as well as surround ourselves with people or things that are the best or take actions we believe will deliver the best outcome. 

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The discussion on the U.S. / China trade war and its effects on the industry continues. Part 4 of 5.

Continuing the discussion about the more than 50 global companies have announced plans to relocate their manufacturing and production facilities as a result of the trade war between the US and China. This is in addition to the number of major corporations already moving out prior to 2017 due to rising costs and supply chain uncertainty. Many companies chose to absorb the tariffs, share costs with suppliers and customers, and take a “wait and see” position during early trade negotiations. Now 42% of companies are expecting to source materials from different regions in the next year, and 25% are redirecting investment out of China. Most manufacturers are planning to shift partial operations outside of China rather than remove all their processes.

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PDP Perspective: Sebastian Wever on the importance of skills that can't be taught.

The talent shortage in the supply chain and logistics industry is not NEW news. The multiple factors that have contributed to this steady decline had been expected and have come to fruition over the past few years. As a PDP (Peer Development Program) at Pegasus Logistics Group, I have a different perspective on what has attracted me to the industry, as a whole, and this company, specifically. The factors that have been listed as reasons for the talent shortage include topics like: baby boomers are reaching retiring age, a general shortage in supply chain education, and, lastly, the supply chain industry has the perception of being boring. Of all the factors that make the most sense to me is the image problem supply chain seems to have.

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The discussion on the U.S. / China trade war and its effects on the industry continues. Part 3 of 5.

In the past year, more than 50 global companies have announced plans to relocate their manufacturing and production facilities as a result of the trade war between the US and China. This is in addition to the number of major corporations already moving out prior to 2017 due to rising costs and supply chain uncertainty. Many companies chose to absorb the tariffs, share costs with suppliers and customers, and take a “wait and see” position during early trade negotiations. Now 42% of companies are expecting to source materials from different regions in the next year, and 25% are redirecting investment out of China. Most manufacturers are planning to shift partial operations outside of China rather than remove all their processes.

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