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Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.

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China’s Tianjin port suffered a devastating explosion in August which left many manufacturers, insurers and shipping supply chains crippled. The company saw huge inventory and other factory investment losses in the explosion. New productions are also in line in Slovakia, Austria and Brazil. Additionally, JLR invested £450m in its British engine manufacturing center, which can help bridge the gap between production and demand. Supply Chain and Shipping.

Where are all the N95 Masks? A Supply Chain Dilemma

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The representative managed to pivot and dodge the question, with a common response being heard a lot on the news: “It’s a fluid situation” President Trump may yet use his authority under the Defense Protection Act to mobilize industry to manufacture scarce goods like N95 masks. And when President Trump went into his briefing today, he started rattling off numbers of masks being shipped…but what gives?

Who said supply chains are boring?: AMR's Top 25 Highs and Lows

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I still have bitter memories of all the T-Mobile shops in Austria running out of iPhones on the launch day. This article in MarineLog reported that "Toyota had to rent a boat in Sweden to store 2,500 extra cars from inventory.". Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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