Evidence That Manufacturers are Seeking Added Resiliency and Control of Supply Networks
Eurozone Economy Now in Technical Recession
World Bank Revises 2023 Global Growth But Downgrades 2024
Ford Motor Moves Deeper Into Supply Network Vertical Integration
This week Ford Motor Company in conjunction with a two-day investor event, announced strategic commodity supply deals with four suppliers, two of which are the globe’s largest producers of lithium, a critical strategic commodity for electric-vehicle production needs. From our lens, these deals represent examples of both supply network vertical integration along with supply network resiliency moves.
U.S. Freight Logistics Industry Recession Continues with Some Hopeful Signs
Supply Chain Matters highlights continued evidence that the U.S. freight and logistics industry continues to mitigate recessionary conditions including the April 2023 Logistics Manager Index reaching its lowest level lowest level in six years and one-half years. That stated, there are some new signs of optimism.