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If you’re interested in advancing your career in logistics, one way to help ensure a steady climb up the ladder is through additional knowledge and training. For some busy ...
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Paying attention to what your customers think about their experience with your company is important, no matter what industry you're in. When it comes to logistics, it's tempting ...
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As with most jobs today, the competition in transportation and logistics is fierce. While it’s to your advantage to have a degree in business with a concentrations in ...
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  In today’s global economy, transportation and logistics will play an increasingly vital role.  Job openings in this industry continue to grow as demand for ...
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 If you enjoy driving and want to make money doing it, you might consider becoming a chauffeur.  Whoa.  Hold on.  It’s not as easy as it sounds. Being a ...
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  You see these big rigs all the time, carrying half a dozen or so shiny new cars, trucks or SUVs to a showroom or car lot. Nearly 20 million new vehicles are sold every ...
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Tired of mounting bills and no job? Don’t relish spending $100 grand on a four-year degree with no guarantee of a job? Hate the idea of being stuck in an office job ...
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From the top of my head, I worked in logistics at least 20 years I suppose if you included all facets of the job.  And in the process, I made some very good friends. I ...
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Going on an interview is usually a stressful situation for most, but if you prepare ahead of time, and go into it feeling confident and comfortable, it can go a long way in making ...
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Not all truck driving position require you to submit a resume, and many truck drivers do not even make the effort to have one, but simply rely on filling in their skills and ...
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  Back in 2010, UPS created a memorable commercial set to the tune of “That’s Amore” all about logistics.   The video showed UPS delivery ...
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Diesel fuel’s cheaper to make than gasoline.  Yet in America, diesel fuel is even more expensive than the superior brand gasoline at the pump.  ...
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There's been a great deal of debate over the past couple of years about the U.S. Postal Service. Many claim that the postal service is outdated and losing money hand over fist. ...
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In this current slow economy, any good news is usually welcome. Well, it seems according to reports, that hiring in the logistics and supply fields is on the rise. Over 49,000 ...
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A Logistics transportation operations manager is responsible for so many of the little details when it comes to planning, organizing, controlling, directing and evaluating the ...
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Amazon is an internet retailer that prides itself on customer service and has a reputation of excellence. Personally, I do a lot of shopping on Amazon and I'm always amazed and ...
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If you are looking for a job in the field of logistics, then you may want to consider looking at the area of Columbus, Ohio. A local Columbus TV station featured a report recently ...
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In almost epidemic proportions, texting while driving (and add to that the many others uses of cellular phones) seems to be increasing and is widely recognized as a known issue ...
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Last week, in part one, we began looking at some sample question ideas that you could ask when given the chance at your next job interview. Quite often when we are given the ...
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    by Alex A. Kecskes   Most hybrid and fully electric cars have powerful batteries that unfortunately are big and bulky and eat up lots of ...
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Getting into a logistics career can be accomplished in many ways, and employers are always looking for new enthusiastic and innovative people of all age groups and backgrounds. ...
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The logistics industry is a tricky field if you do not have what it takes to efficiently manage things. There are a lot of decisions to consider when dealing with the entire how, ...
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Reducing costs is almost always a good thing, and a reduction in logistics costs can allow a lower price to be passed to the customer, or simply can bring an increase in overall ...
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Amazon is getting a bad reputation for abusing their Allentown warehouse staff.Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of Amazon. I love their selection, their price and ...
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As you are actively looking for a position in the logistics field, it is always good to continue reading and learning ways to accomplish the job more efficiently, so I seek to ...
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Image via Wikipedia Why the postal service is in financial trouble. You've probably heard by now that many government departments are strapped for cash, including the postal ...
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Any company that seeks to survive and/or thrive, knows that controlling costs across the board is a top priority. With the cost of fuel continuing to stay high, transporting ...
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You do not even have to be in or familiar with the logistics field to be familiar with big transportation companies like Mayflower Transit or United Van Lines. At one time or ...
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Welcome to the fifth part in this ongoing series where we are looking at some of the potential questions and scenarios you are likely to encounter at your logistics field related ...
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I think it safe to say that most everyone is aware of the increase of auto accidents due to people playing with their phone, texting, reading email, etc. I see cars all the time ...
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Somehow, that title seems a little off. How do global logistics professionals plan for things that are not certain? The earthquakes and tsunami in Japan have taught us many ...
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The conventional wisdom in retailing is that there are two ways to gain and hold customers: compete on price, or compete on service.For those retailers who choose the latter, ...
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Here’s the formula: LTL + MCV with JIT = Food Logistics.If a full truckload of stereo speakers runs late, that’s bad. Retailers and customers will be disappointed. If a load of ...
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Most Americans, if they think of the subject at all, probably think of Federally funded highways criss-crossing the nation as a 20th century invention, one of those Big Government ...
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During World War II, logistics at sea was vital for all sides involved. The Germans with no overseas colonies and a weak surface fleet relied on what they called milk cows to ...
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Does it only take 30 days to turn a new behavior into a habit? New studies show it might take a bit longer.Conventional wisdom says that it takes about thirty days to form a new ...
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In a survey of American shippers and Logistics practitioners, almost half of respondents gave their current method/system a grade of ‘fair’ or lower. The same survey revealed ...
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One of the most intricate and dynamic logistics operations in war and peace for military ships is the re-supply at sea, or ship to ship transfer, STS as it is called. During ...
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One of the benefits of working in logistics is that jobs in logistics tend to pay well. Especially as one rises through the ranks in the field, salaries in the high five and low ...
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  The price of gas keeps climbing. Here are some ways to make every gallon count.   If you've filled up your gas tank lately, then I shouldn't have to tell you that ...
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Osama Bin Laden is dead, killed by U.S. Special Forces in a firefight in a compound outside Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It was a logistics triumph that could have only ...
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A few weeks back, one of my fellow contributors to this blog, Jeffrey Ruzicka, wrote a post arguing that American federalism - specifically, a national environmental law that ...
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There are quite a few ways to obtain a career in logistics. You can even get degrees in the field. Many of the degrees can be obtained 100% online too, and they are fully ...
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Multinational organizations everywhere continue to discover effects from the deadly earthquakes and floods that hit Japan. The human and emotional loss is unfathomable. Not to ...
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When it comes to income, the logistics industry has emerged from the recession. The median salary of those with jobs in logistics management in 2010 hit its highest level ever - ...
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The United States is blessed to sit upon huge deposits of natural gas. The total amount of gas has been estimated to be 2500 trillion cubic feet. This is enough natural gas to ...
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The job market and the job search are changing rapidly. Take a look at 8 new trends that every job seeker should know.With the rise of social media, everyone is more connected ...
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As an industry professional, you no doubt understand the importance of logistics in keeping businesses running, customers happy, and profits flowing. Now take this up a level: ...
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In logistics the beginning point of a pick up or delivery is often a warehouse. I have seen the careers of many people advance who started off working in the warehouse. Why not, ...
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The term “Partner Intimacy”, when it comes to the profession of Logistics, is a very specific and “strictly business” term. Intimacy is one of the critical factors in successful ...
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Thanks to UPS, the average American now knows how to say "logistics." And maybe they even have an idea of what logistics is about, at least at the broad level, from watching ...
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Local trucking is basically where the shipments that are done are in a small enough radius that the truck drivers involved can go home when the shift is done. The trucks are ...
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Third party logistics (3PL) and contract manufacturing reinforces the argument to “focus on core competencies.” The providers have overcome their stigma of over promising and ...
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When we speak of jobs in logistics, most of the time, we talk about moving goods over land or through the air. But there is an equally, if not more, important leg of the ...
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 For this blog, I 'm indebted to material used from Michael Coffman,who has a PHD in Forest Science.  Logistics miracle or nightmare, the rumored NAFTA Corridor or ...
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These days it seems like everyone is trying to be a little more green, a little more healthy and a little more frugal. How can you do that in one single action? How about giving ...
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The incredible misfortune and destruction caused by a powerful earthquake and a huge tsunami back to back is something that can’t be imagined. If you are not at the center of it, ...
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As a fan of transportation, I often delve into arcana about railroads and highways, both subjects of keen interest to the logistics industry. For me, it's a hobby, but for ...
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I do not intend to seem insensitive by asking this question while the families of that incredibly resilient and resourceful country work hard to regain some sense of sanity and ...
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 Angering unions, the Obama Administration has cleared the way to allow Mexican truck drivers to do what Canadian truck drivers can already do, deliver products by trucking ...
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When did having a grasp on the logistics of moving goods from place to place within a given schedule become a job in the computer department? The answer is that what we know as ...
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Not just the logistics business, but many aspects of our daily lives, have become dependent on satellite-based navigation and locating systems, the first and best known of which ...
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Logistics involves trade, and trade involves “free trade.” Now free trade is supposed to be the flow of goods and services across national borders with minimal ...
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Evolution in supply chain processes is a part of the life of any Logistics Professional. This week’s post will continue the study of the paper by professors Sheffi and Blanco ...
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According to the latest figures from the Institute for Supply Management, the manufacturing sector of the economy experienced strong growth in February, with the institute's ...
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   The United States, called the Saudi Arabia of coal, is about to import more coal than She exports despite the fact that She has 27% of the world's coal reserves. ...
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When “I want it now” morphs into “Get it here on-time, in the right quantities, ready for assembly, with a low carbon footprint, in as green a process as possible, logistics ...
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Get prepared for your next interview with the Toughest Interview Question of the Week.It's that time again. Time for the Toughest Interview Question of the Week!When you are ...
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The American trucking industry has renewed its push for heavier, longer trucks on America's highways.A bill re-introduced in Congress in mid-February would allow states to permit ...
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The Suez Canal, a logistical triumph, is a virtually lock-free 120 mile waterway in Egypt that may be used by any nation in peace or war without restriction. 8% of world trade ...
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As difficult as it may be to admit, most Logistics Professionals thrive on change. The challenge of how to make this stream of goods and movement as effective as possible is a key ...
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As you prepare for that next job interview, would-be supply chain or distribution center manager, you might want to familiarize yourself with the many apps now available for your ...
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  On June 5th 2009, President Obama claimed he's a student of history. Yet he still called for public-private partnerships to develop national high-speed rail. In ...
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Every logistics professional has their own “special” administrative customer. The one that personifies that blend of commanding just-make-it-happen senior executive and a ...
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The country's oldest logistics enterprise aside from the Army, the U.S. Postal Service, is on the skids.Perhaps you don't think of the USPS when you think logistics, but it's ...
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I spent 20 years in logistics. I started out unloading trucks and ended up being the head of operations for a small company. As I advanced in my career, I discovered that the ...
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According to a recent article in Logistics Management, trucking companies could be facing a talent crunch of their own in the very near future. Truck drivers who are currently ...
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On Dec 16th 1944, the Germans launched what became known as “ The Battle of The Bulge” from the shape of the front lines in the offensive. The attack was launched in ...
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Mr. Hobbs actually ASKED “What’s the weather got to do with it?” How does a Logistics Professional explain this to a disappointed customer who is daft and detached enough to ...
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In my last post, I noted that most of the nation's logistics, warehousing and distribution leaders were cautiously optimistic about business in the coming year.Here's one reason ...
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- In World War Two, half of the materials manufactured by the United States up until June 6th, 1944 were manufactured for the D-Day invasion and the subsequent breakout in Western ...
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I just visited my favorite job search site, Beyond.com. A quick generic search on the key word “Logistics” yielded over 12,000 job postings. Of course, a few of those are the ...
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The U.S. Department of Labor has released its employment and unemployment tracking data for 2010, and for the logistics and transportation industries, the year was either good or ...
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When we say that we work in Logistics, people outside the industry might think of the profession as a new specialty that focuses on getting their online shopping order delivered ...
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In a talk with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara offered to partially fund a high-speed rail line running from Washington, D.C., ...
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In World War Two, if all the weapons manufactured on both sides of the conflict were to be placed inside a giant container, the United States would have manufactured 2/3rds of the ...
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Like just about everyone else who's been asked, the nation's warehousing and distribution managers are guardedly optimistic about their business prospects for the year ahead. But ...
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Last week I challenged displaced Logistics and Supply professionals with an assignment of self evaluation. Trusting you were honest with yourself you probably developed some ...
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We in the United States now take for granted the ability to drop a parcel in a box on Monday and have it delivered to its recipient anywhere in the country on Tuesday. Before the ...
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The CEO, Taking a well-deserved breakChristmas is finally over, and the day of logisitics miracles has once again managed to make the impossible, possible. All of the letters to ...
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Logistics and Supply Chain professionals are truly creative process thinkers. In our previous article we discussed the experience of losing our specialized FTE position, and ...
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Our modern system of transportation, which makes it possible for trucks to travel from coast to coast in six days, might not have come to pass were it not for an epic 62-day ...
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Logistics and supply chain professionals possess that curious form of mental process enabling us to visualize and plan the steps in a supply chain that must occur in sequence, ...
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The holidays are here, and that means gatherings with friends and family, holiday parties and other get-togethers. With all of the great food and fun, it can be one of the best ...
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Recently, we wrote that the U.S. Department of Transportation had allocated an additional US$2.5 billion for high-speed rail projects. Yesterday, Secretary Ray LaHood took ...
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The holiday season is here, and it is one of the busiest times of the year for those dedicated employees in the Logistics field. Businesses have larger than usual orders that have ...
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With all the changes in the U.S. House of Representatives, many have begun to wonder what this means for transportation spending, and the recovery of the infrastructure ...
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No matter what it is you buy and use, it made at least part of its journey to you by truck. Trucks are the linchpin of the nation's freight transportation system and thus a key ...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the latest funding for high-speed rail projects across the country, with funding being awarded to 54 projects in 23 ...
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Its the holiday season again, time for gift giving and time with family. And, the time when people are sending presents to their friends and families, ordering gifts online, ...
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Starbucks isn't just the world's largest coffee shop chain. It's also in the logistics business - as is any large company that operates its own supply network.During Starbucks' ...
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The Great Recession led many companies to make deep cuts in their supply chain management ranks. That's a natural reaction to a downturn in business. But the Great Recession did ...
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With thousands of Baby Boomers nearing the age where they can cash in their Federal railroad retirement benefits, this is a good time for people intersted in the transportation ...
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The current UPS ad campaign - you've certainly seen it by now; it features TV ads that explain to the public that UPS' business is not delivering packages, but logistics, to the ...
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If you're a student in college considering a career in logistics, or even if you're considering a career in something else, you might want to consider spending your nights sorting ...
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Logistics is one of those age old professions, where no matter how things change, they still stay the same. The challenges of moving goods and services from one place to another ...
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Last month, defense contractor Boeing awarded a $2.2 million contract to AAI Corp's Logistics & Technical Services group. The contract will be for a series of training ...

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