Category: Global trade trends

Looking Back at 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

The Supply Chain Matters blog features Part Two of a series of commentaries that look back and review 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that were published by our research arm at the beginning of this year.

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The U.S. Mid-Term Elections: The Next Determinant of Global Trade and Tariff Risks

This Supply Chain Matters blog commentary is penned three days before the mid-term elections in the United States, an election that likely has voters contemplating many issues including a vote on the impacts of tariffs on individual businesses and industries.

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Trade and Tariff Tensions Spawn Different Business and Supply Network Planning Assumptions for 2019

Additional data and reports related to ongoing implications of global trade and tariff tensions will likely lead to added business planning challenges among global supply chain teams for the coming year, and perhaps beyond.

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From NAFTA to USMCA- A Step Back from the Precipice and the Realities of NAFTA 2.0

North America supply chain networks have been granted one huge sign of relief in the announcement of a last-minute trilateral trade deal involving Canada, the United States and Mexico. Attention is now turned to determining the implications and needed changes.

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An Industry Example of Sudden Supply Chain Disruption and Risk

In these times, dynamic and unplanned changes in either product demand or supply dimensions can impact just about any industry supply network. One evolving example involves agriculture and food supply chains, specifically the U.S. pork industry. The U.S. based pork industry is currently experiencing a lot of dramatic disruptive change on both product demand and supply dimensions.

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Global Business and Supply Chain Indices Point to Added Uncertainties

With the current backdrop of increasing global trade and tariff developments has all eyes focused of the ongoing impacts to global supply chain activity levels. The latest July-August 2018 data points to a slight firming of output data but at the same time, increasing uncertainty as to future output impacts.

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Breaking- U.S. and Mexico Announce Bi-Lateral Trade Agreement

Supply Chain Matters provides a breaking news commentary to our ongoing updates and insights related to global trade and tariff tensions. Both the U.S. and Mexico announced today a bi-lateral trade agreement paving the way for Canada to participate in a NAFTA replacement trade agreement. President Trump however, is calling for renaming of this agreement, to obliterate the former connotation.

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Supply Chain Matters Insights from the Global Trade War- August 24, 2018

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our August 24 update and insights commentary on the pace and impact of global trade and tariff events impacting global and industry supply chains.

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Supply Chain Matters Insights from the Global Trade War Front- August 10, 2018

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our August 10 update and insights commentary on the pace and impact of global trade and tariff events impacting global and industry supply chains.

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