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Supply Chain Risk Management in 2024: A Forward Look with Tom Linton


Tom: We always have to keep an eye on North Korea. I lived in Seoul, Korea, for almost four years. Even back in 2008, North Korea was shooting missiles into the Sea of Japan, and that has not really changed. Then, everything else becomes inventory.

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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.”


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The Global Trade Compliance Market is Crazy!

Logistics Viewpoints

In April of 2022, British American Tobacco, headquartered in the UK, agreed to pay $508 million in fines for selling their products to North Korea. Companies who have experienced these delays often add inventory across their network to buffer the risk. There can be big fines for noncompliance with trade regulations.

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Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare


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!

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Economic Aspects of Supply Chains

American Global Logistics

Other geopolitical risks, such as tensions between Russia and Ukraine, along with unpredictable regimes in Iran and North Korea, have the potential to disrupt global supply chains as well. Brexit fallout, characterized by additional red tape, dislocated labor markets, and anemic trade growth, continues to affect supply chains 4.

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Inventory planning to reduce Chinese New Year disruption


Smart inventory managers plan for Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year) many months before the event. If you’d like to know more about how EazyStock can help you manage supplier disruptions or improve your inventory management capabilities overall, please get in touch. In 2024, this will be from February 9-15.

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Inventory Planning to Reduce Chinese New Year Disruption


Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year) might seem like a long way off, but smart inventory managers will be starting to plan for this event very soon. If you’d like to know more about how Eazystock can help you manage supplier disruptions or improve your inventory management capabilities overall, please get in touch.