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?

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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

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South China will be exposed to hurricanes, and South Korea which is next North Korea (and the location of production of 50% of the world’s semiconductors) is in a precarious situation.

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? Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

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State Department responded to the media reports by blacklisting Thailand – essentially placing constraints on Thai trade similar to those placed on North Korea. Introduction. Shrimp tacos. Blackened catfish. Grilled mahi-mahi. Salmon burgers.

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 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.