Made in “I Really Don’t Know”

Talking Logistics

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.

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. In short, relations between the United States and North Korea have significantly degraded this past year and it doesn’t look like things are going to improve anytime soon.

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Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

In mainland China (and even in other countries that celebrate the holiday such as Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Brunei), the Chinese New Year holiday is a very big deal. Get prepared for the year of the rat with the best kind of red envelope, keeping your business in stock of inventory! Take a look at your past sales, and use them to determine your inventory needs ahead of time. Increase inventory.

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

Cerasis

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. Risk permeates supply chains.

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

NC State SCRC

In addition, the MRP planning system will continue to pull in the other 99 positions on the BOM for this part – and for these 99 parts the inventory would start to pile up in the warehouse and tie up cash flow, because the product could not be produced without the single critical part from the impacted supplier. Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and Houston with driving rains that left many businesses struggling with flooding, with little advance warning.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

EcoVadis

State Department responded to the media reports by blacklisting Thailand – essentially placing constraints on Thai trade similar to those placed on North Korea. Seafood companies want to reduce reputational risks associated with selling products that were procured through forced labor, while maintaining inventory. Introduction. Shrimp tacos. Blackened catfish. Grilled mahi-mahi. Salmon burgers.

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment

NC State SCRC

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. There are some talks going on between North Korea and China, and as China buys a lot of coal from North Korea, so this may take a while in terms of pressure, but the two at least are in talks following Trump’s visit with the Chinese leader.

This Week in Logistics News (September 5-9, 2016)

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The kids are back at school, we have air conditioning again, and North Korea tested a nuclear bomb yesterday. “If Here are some details from Oracle’s press materials: LogFire’s built-for-the-cloud solution provides an integrated warehouse, inventory and workforce management platform. Everything is back to normal. If it’s not love, then it’s the bomb that will bring us together,” Morrissey sings in this week’s Song of the Week. I’m rooting for love.