Category: Procurement and Sourcing

The State of Logistics- The Obvious in Numbers and in Implications

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides its annual summary, perspectives and takeaways regarding the release of the 29th Annual State of Logistics report. In short, industry business as usual practices are no longer an option given the current trajectory of trends.

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Supply Chain Matters Highlights of World Trade Day Conference- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters provides Part Two highlights of the 33rd Annual Global Trade Day conference presented by The John H. Chaffee Center for International Business at Bryant University in Smithfield Rhode Island. Highlighted is the session related to technological advances impacting global supply chains.

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Tesla’s Announced Job Action- Inevitable but Sober in Consequence

Electric automaker Tesla has informed employees of a 9 percent overall reduction in workforce, primarily impacting salaried positions. The implication is that Tesla’s new management structure will continue to have a high dependency on existing employees, and in various degrees of talent and expertise to rally and address the ongoing challenges.

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Report Of Labor Violation Conditions at Factory Producing Amazon Branded Products

Reuters reports that a major U.S. based labor watchdog group, China Labor Watch, criticized both Amazon and global contract manufacturing services provider Foxconn over what is described as harsh working conditions at an assembly factory in China.

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Initial Postscript to U.S. Steel and Aluminum Tariff Action

The Trump Administration’s decision to move ahead with imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from Europe, Canada and Mexico has resulted in a lot of discourse, much of which was not complimentary to the decision, and further amplifies the broader multi-industry supply chain impacts.

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Today Marks Yet Another Significant Development in Global Trade

Supply Chain Matters points out yet another significant development in global trade that contributes to ever more growing uncertainties for global supply networks. Actions and alternative supply network strategies are already being undertaken.

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Supply Chain Matters Highlights of World Trade Day Conference- Part One

Supply Chain Matters shares highlights of the 33rd Annual Global Trade Day conference presented by The John H. Chaffee Center for International Business at Bryant University in Smithfield Rhode Island. This was a great conference that featured upwards of 35 speakers very knowledgeable in addressing today’s timely topics related to global trade and the application of technology in global trade practices.

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