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

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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.

Made in “I Really Don’t Know”

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As first reported by Fairfax Media , a factory in North Korea has been making high-priced surf and snow gear for Australian surfwear company Rip Curl since at least 2014, with the garments labeled “Made in China.” We do not approve or authorise any production of Rip Curl products out of North Korea.” It’s very likely that North Koreans are producing garments for other brands too, either in the country or as slave labor in China.

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


Failure to do so would result in extreme inaccuracies in inventory management and additional delays throughout shipping processes. Fortunately, supply chain execs can overcome and successfully mitigate this risk by implementing robust analytics technologies to provide better inventory management and overall supply chain management. Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and even astrological events, such as solar flare ups, can impact the ability of supply chain entities to transport goods.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

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If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Assuming these anticipated rate hikes occur, what impact will they have on inventory levels?

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment


The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its bi-annual Industry Partner Meeting in the Talley Student Center at North Carolina State University this past week. The RCEP doesn’t cover labor laws, data, information services – just products.