Brazilian Government and Airlines at Odds Over Aid Terms

This will rattle Brazil’s eCommerce market, ranked in the top 5, or 10 worldwide, depending on who is counting and how they measure. The CEP Group uses its 40+ years of eCommerce experience, both nationally and cross-border, XBeC, combined with Amazon’s focus. Note: this does not mean that Amazon is currently successful in a market, e.g., China, only that they recognize it is a priority.

USPS Publishes 2020 Web Tools Release Notes

The Postal Service has distributed its 2020 Web Tools API Release Notes, Version 1.5. They note that the May 21st release details are included. Updates for future releases will be distributed as details are finalized. Further information can be found at the USPS Web tools Portal – https://www.usps.com/business/web-tools-apis/welcome.htm.

Please contact webtools@usps.gov for additional information. A copy of the Release Notes is also available here –

JAPAN POST: “OUR TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE HAS SIGNIFICANTLY DECLINED”

Japan Post has announced a temporary suspension of the acceptance of international mail from 126 countries for EMS and Air Mail, and for all types of mail from 27 countries. 

Japan Post has posted on their website as of April 1, 2020 – “The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused many countries/territories to take measures such as stopping acceptance of inbound postal items as well as considerable suspension and reduction of flights from/to Japan. Accordingly, our transportation performance has significantly declined. Therefore, acceptance of international mail items, mainly EMS and parcel-post/letter-post items by air and SAL, will be temporarily suspended from April 2. For details, please see the attachment (PDF16KB).

Items which have already been accepted and cannot be dispatched to their destinations will be returned from the delivery offices to the senders in order. In addition, because of the global reduction of flights, considerable delivery delays are expected for outbound mail items to other countries/territories.

For additional details see- https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/2020/0401_02_en.html

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