Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies Master’s in Supply Chain Management

20 February 2020

Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, SCS, hosted an open house at its Washington DC campus today to introduce prospective students to its Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management program. The MPS in Supply Chain Management is the first graduate level Supply Chain Management program in DC. The CEP Group attended today’s open house and spoke at length with faculty director Linda Dunn.

“The curriculum focuses on practical applications, case studies, and real-world situations so you can put what you’ve learned to work and make significant contributions to your organization immediately—not just once you graduate.

— Linda Dunn, MBA, Faculty Director; Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management

Washington DC and environs previously overlooked as a hotbed of logistics is now becoming an epicenter of transportation. With major critical demand sectors including Defense – DOD, Boeing, Lockheed, BAE, General Dynamics and others, civilian federal agencies – US Postal Service (multibillion dollar transportation contracts), as well as the other federal agencies, and Amazon’s recent HQ2 takeover of Northern Virginia, and its new (so far below the radar) build out of a massive logistics hub at BWI, Georgetown SCS MPS Supply Chain Management graduates will be well positioned for future career success.

“Washington, D.C. – Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, SCS, is pleased to introduce the Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management. Launching in fall 2020, this program adds to a host of existing business and management master’s programs as the University aims to offer a wider variety of educational opportunities that meet the demands of an evolving workforce.”

Georgetown University’s  School of Continuing Studies is now accepting applications for Fall 2020. For program details please see Master’s in Supply Chain Management

Impact of Coronavirus Epidemic in China on Mail Service February 7, 2020

CHINA POST ADVICE

UPU Emergency Information System Message

Message n° 26/2020

7 February 2020 à 16h27 (CET)

Further to EmIS 10/2020, the designated operator of China (People’s Rep.), China Post, asks us to reiterate and inform other Union member countries and their designated operators of the following issues with regard to preventing and minimizing the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), as per the requirements of the Chinese government.

First of all, according to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses do not survive for long on objects. It is therefore safe to receive postal items from China, without risk of contracting the new coronavirus. Measures have nevertheless been implemented to ensure the safety of mail processing and postal staff, including disinfection of postal offices, processing centres and transportation vehicles, and monitoring of postal staff’s physical health. China Post kindly requests the assistance of other Union member countries and their designated operators in providing the above information to senders.

  1. Measures taken for disinfection and delivery

All postal offices, processing centres and transportation vehicles will be disinfected regularly and postal staff’s physical health will be monitored. For all inbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items), China Post will contact the recipient by telephone in advance to inquire as to their delivery preferences. Delivery will be conducted via non-face-to-face methods, such as temporary storage at the postal outlet, availability for collection from the outlet, or delivery to a smart parcel locker. Therefore, delays should be expected in the processing and delivery of inbound mail, and it may not be possible to provide written proof of delivery.

  • Impact on customer inquiry

As delivery options for all inbound mail need to be agreed by the recipient in advance, China Post kindly requests the assistance of other Union member countries and their designated operators in explaining to senders the aforementioned delivery options, which may not allow for the provision of written proof of delivery under these special circumstances.

With regard to customer inquiry for inbound mail (registered/insured letter-post items, parcel-post and EMS items), the provision of written proof of delivery by China Post is not mandatory under such circumstances. Inquirers who submit inquiries to the system while this provision remains effective should be advised not to escalate their inquiries to subsequent workflow levels.

  • Impact on transit mail transportation

Owing to the spread of the 2019-nCoV virus, a number of international airlines have suspended flights to mainland China, and some border ports in neighbouring countries are also temporarily closed. As a consequence, China Post will temporarily store affected transit mail (air and surface) and will transport it to the destination countries when these transport options are once again available. Delays should be expected in transport and delivery during this period.

To date, transit mail to the following countries has been affected: Dem. People’s Rep. of Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam.

China Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding, and will inform them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.

Kazakhstan’s postal operator suspension of exchange Mail with China

Kazakhstan’s postal operator, Kazpost, has stopped moving mail to and from China amid the new coronavirus outbreak there, Kazpost said on Thursday.

Kazpost said it has made the move at China’s request. SOURCE: Post And Parcel

the CEP Group Continues U.S. Federal Government System for Award Management (SAM) Support in CY 2020!

the CEP Group is pleased to announce our continued participation in the U.S. federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM) for CY 2020. Our expertise in government postal contracting spans four decades including work on US Postal Service Contract Postal Units (CPUs), http://www.usps.com re-engineering and affiliate partnerships, national postal operator (NPO) – commercial integrator network development worldwide, and the USPS OIG. We are proud to continue our tradition of expert consultation and project management service.