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What will the reopening of the Canadian border mean for freight?

The Supply Chain Journal

Canada is beginning to reopen its borders for nonessential travel after a 16-month shutdown in response to COVID-19. Starting Aug. 9, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents can enter the country.

Brazil’s Water Crisis Adds to World’s Supply Chain Misery

Supply Chain Brain

Drought is making one of Brazil’s most important river systems unnavigable, making it more challenging and costly for the commodities powerhouse to get grains and iron ore out to global markets

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US company sues ‘collusive’ ocean carriers, alleging price manipulation

The Supply Chain Journal

A U.S. manufacturer is accusing two of the world’s largest ocean carriers of reneging on its container service contract for imports from Asia so that the carriers can instead charge other shippers exorbitant transportation rates on the spot market.

World’s Fifth Fastest Growing Retailer Automates Supply Chain Planning

Solvoyo

Erkan Ceritoglu, Managing Director, Supply Chain at A101 and Asena Yosun Denizeri, Head of Retail Solutions at Solvoyo discuss how advanced analytics helped A101 manage recent demand shifts and supply challenges during the pandemic at ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum, moderated by Steve Banker, Vice President of Supply Chain Services.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

Borderlands: More investment, manufacturing jobs for Mexico

The Supply Chain Journal

Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.

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Don’t Let The Trees Block Your View of The Forest

The Supply Chain Journal

By Thomas Whaley, President, Level One Technologies, Inc. In the 1946 movie titled “It’s a Wonderful Life”, George Baily, the movie’s main character considers committing suicide, after learning that his family’s savings and loan is missing a large amount of money, which threatens its very existence.

Producers Struggle to Meet U.S. Consumer Demand

Supply Chain Brain

Producers couldn’t keep up with supercharged consumer demand in the U.S. last quarter, and it’s unclear when supply constraints will ease