Category: Supply Chain Risk Management

New Global Trade Developments Involving Brexit and China

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights for readers a turn for the worse in the ongoing Brexit Withdrawal talks, and a ruling by the WTO in favor of China. Thus in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 disruption, multi-industry supply chains will have to continue to assess the impacts of a hard Brexit and a more frosted trade relationship and the partial de-coupling of the manufacturing economies of China and the United States.

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Boeing’s Added Reputational Challenge- 787 Dreamliner Production Quality Lapses

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights added reputational challenges now being reflected on U.S. based commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing, in production of the company’s 787 Dreamliner wide-aisle aircraft.

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Continued Friction in Brexit Talks Again Leads to Brinkmanship

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to our prior late August update on the status of negotiations concerning the Brexit transition agreement that is due to expire at the end of this year.

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Added Escalation of Trade and High-Tech Supply Network Tensions Among U.S. and China

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues to highlight ongoing political and global trade developments that have impacts to high-tech and consumer electronics supply networks in strategic dimensions.

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Report indicating Foxconn is Moving Toward a More Regionalized Supply Network Strategy

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a further Asia based report that global contract manufacturer Foxconn is planning for an inevitable regionalized supply network strategy for key high tech and consumer electronics customers.

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How to Leverage Technology in Responding to COVID-19 Challenges

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to a podcast that addresses how to leverage technology in responding to COVID-19 challenges and how industry supply chains can eventually be prepared in whatever turns out to be the new normal.

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Featuring August 8 2020 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our August 8 2020 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership. Included in this edition are noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to GE Aviation, Ernst and Yong,Tive, Blue Yonder, Bristlecone, Resilinc, CreditRisk Monitor, ISMS Applications, KBX Logistics.

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COVID-19 Response for Cleaning and Disinfecting Product Producers- A Mixed Bag for Agility and Pivoting- Part Two

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides the first of a two-part series highlighting supply chain response for certain cleaning and disinfecting product producers, including Procter and Gamble, GOJO Industries and Clorox, in efforts either undertaken or constrained to be able to support opportunistic product demand and make a difference for business results.

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Intel’s Hint at Outsourcing Semiconductor Production Rocks Wall Street- What ii Implies

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on recent Intel’s threat to outsource semiconductor design and fabrication to existing Taiwan and South Korean producers. Perspectives are provided as to what this move may imply.

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Commercial Aerospace Industry Update- Contrast in Strategy and Outlook

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides and updated industry-focused commentary focused on the commercial aircraft industry business, aircraft demand and supply chain challenges. One manufacturer has stood out for its customer collaboration and more agile supply chain capabilities.

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Supply Chain Matters Podcast Episode 4 Featuring Bob Ferrari and Victor Meyer

The Supply Chain Matters blog alerts readers to the availability of Episode 4 of our podcasting series. In this episode, Founder Bob Ferrari speaks with Victor Meyer, former Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Forums for Pandemic and Catastrophic Risk on topics related to global supply chain risks in the ongoing COVID 19 and post pandemic global environment.

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Supply Chain Matters Guest Commentary: Building, Not Breaking the Supply Chain Backbone

The Supply Chain Matters blog features a guest commentary contribution on the topic of building a supply chain foundation contributed by Troy Hicks, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Supply Planning for Herbalife Nutrition.

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