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.

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

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I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. But I was right with some of my other predictions, especially my prediction that we would see a rise in cyber attacks in 2017, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. Kenco Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is a great example. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

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Global Logistics—November 2014

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North Korea,South Korea,and Russia team up to test new trade partnership,GS1 global registry sets new standard with 15 million products,Middle East airports face growing congestion problem,Puerto Rico makes Panama Canal transshipment play with Port of the Americas project,Britain introduces supply chain slavery bill

Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year

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Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “ 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.” Stop viewing logistics as a cost center. As I highlighted recently in “ Your Supply Chain Strategy is Your Business Plan (Unless It’s Not) ,” the people who really need stop viewing logistics as a cost center are not the people in the front lines of supply chain and logistics (they already know it), but the CEOs and CFOs at manufacturing and retail companies.

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

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Also, risks can range from working with entities outside of a given company, such as third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), to changes in the expected movements of a product, otherwise known as scope change risks. Workers’ union, workplace safety, changes in labor regulations and fluctuations with employee turnover and retention can undo a well-versed logistics strategy. Risk permeates supply chains.

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

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This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIS : Call them “The Unpredictables” (you can probably add China to the mix too). The Convergence of Commerce and Logistics Continues.

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 Moving on to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week… Mercedes-Benz and Matternet unveil vans that launch delivery drones (TechCrunch). Over 40 customers from the retail, consumer goods, third-party logistics and ecommerce sectors. Everything is back to normal.