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DOT FUNDING 2016: STATES, MUNICIPALITIES AND SPECIAL DISTRICTS

The United States Department of Transportation (DoT) presents a new budget every Fiscal Year, detailing how and where federal transportation dollars will be spent. While the yearly budget provides important information about year-on-year spending and covers all of the relevant sub-departments of the DoT, it also presents a high-level summary of the Departmental vision for the year to come and puts yearly spending priorities in the context of long-term funding plans.

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Smart, Healthy Cities: Innovation and Evolution in Local Governments

In the current urban climate of technological advancement and increasing social instability, a municipal focus on innovation has emerged. No matter how you look at it, our cities are ripe for renewal; across the country, city administrators, business and citizens are rediscovering how they can combine their efforts and resources to improve quality of life in urban areas.

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Procurement at the Executive Level

For private companies, the notion of integrating a procurement specialist into the executive suite has become increasingly popular in recent years. This significant shift in thinking - from regarding procurement as a stand-alone process, to recognizing the need to align supply chain with other business objectives - has set a standard for transparency and accountability in purchasing.
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The Future of Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management as a specialization has grown to encompass many sub-disciplines and associated studies, including resource allocation, process management and inventory management, all of which intersect with dozens of related fields. This research paper will review the challenges that companies face as a result of the changing nature of supply chain management, including how supply chain management professionals can address SCM trends with a review of the past and the lesson for the future.

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Transportation Purchasing

Purchasing departments in the transportation industry can benefit greatly by participating in federal government funding programs to promote the development and maintenance of transportation infrastructure and related initiatives. The Federal Highway Trust Fund (FHTF) alone disburses nearly $40 billion annually to states to maintain and expand interstate highways, support regional transit networks, and repair infrastructure including bridges and tunnels. Every federal funding program is created in support of a specific mandate. Whether state or local, transportation purchasing professionals are well-positioned to benefit from federal funding when it comes time to award a contract to a supplier.

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Transportation Purchasing
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