Category: Procurement and Sourcing

Supply Chain Matters Insights from the Global Trade War Front- July 20, 2018 Edition

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our July 20 weekly 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 Highlights and Insights from the Global Trade War Front- July 13, 2018

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our July 13 weekly update and insights commentary on the pace and impact of global trade and tariff events impacting global supply chains. Events continue to move rather quickly, and we will provide updates and insights on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

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CEVA Logistics and CMA CGM Initiate Strategic Equity Partnership

CEVA Logistics, a globally focused, asset-light, third-party logistics provider (3PL), has announced that global shipping line CMA CGM has obtained all regulatory approvals required in connection with its investment in CEVA and will become a 24.99 percent shareholder in CEVA. This announcement has significance because it represents further evidence of ocean container carriers branching out into the ability to provided added logistics and inter-modal services for shipping customers.

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Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Activity Dips Further in Q2- Initial Signs of a Trade Induced Slowdown

Global manufacturing and supply chain activity and other specific regional geographic indices reflect a dip in activity this past quarter and a discernable slowdown from prior momentum. If industry supply chain teams were seeking evidence of whether current global trade tensions and tariff actions were having a discernable impact, the latest indices do point to a turning-point.

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Supply Chain Matters Weekly Trade and Tariff Commentary

Events on the global trade and tariff front are moving at such a rapid rate, that the Supply Chain Matters blog has elected to provide a weekly update commentary, starting this week.

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Amazon’s Latest Announcements in Last-Mile Logistics Have Strategic Purpose

Amazon made some noteworthy announcements that should capture the attention of our readers. Similar to its unveiling of the first branded Prime air cargo aircraft in the summer of 2016, these new announcements are the forerunner to a broader unfolding strategy for branded direct parcel and package delivery capabilities that provide more personalized services and added options for controlling the full customer fulfillment process.

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Today is Groundbreaking for Foxconn’s Proposed U.S. Manufacturing Facility

President Donald Trump visits Wisconsin today to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Foxconn’s announced investment in a $10 billion electronics manufacturing facility in southwest Wisconsin. Today’s ceremony comes with a lot of undertones.

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