Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement,” states a Bloomberg article published on December 15. North Korea : The more missiles North Korea launches and tests, the greater the risk for military conflict — or worse.

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?


As seen recently with additional sanctions levied against North Korea and other countries, a change in politics may result in the cutoff of critical supply chain functions. In other words, a freight invoice and contract defines the scope of a given shipment, but natural disasters, resulting in the delay or failure to deliver a product could lead to the addition of other supply chain processes , such as free shipping the shipment, to fulfill the original obligation.

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics


It could be extra freight and workforce overtime and probably other categories of cost which would accrue as an associated loss risk to any event. Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and Houston with driving rains that left many businesses struggling with flooding, with little advance warning.