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


Accomplished procurement veteran and author Tom Linton provides valuable insights into the supply chain risk management landscape in 2024 in this exclusive Q&A. In this Q&A, Tom shares insightful stories from his over 20 years in procurement and tells us what should be top of mind for supply chain managers in 2024.

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How the Inflation Reduction Act’s EV Tax Credit Will Reshape Supply Chains


The automotive industry is undergoing a massive technological transformation toward vehicle electrification and the shift presents huge opportunities for manufacturers that do business in the US, especially since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in August 2022. What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act’s New Clean Vehicle Credit?


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Jason Miller Blog 2: Will Intel’s investments make a dent in our dependence on foreign semiconductors?


In particular, with the majority of global production coming out of Taiwan (TSMC) and Korea (Samsung), the geopolitical risks of China and North Korea in these regions is no small worry. From the 2017 Economic Census Jason pulled data on industry concentration in semiconductor manufacturing. We will need to be patient.

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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. Consider other manufacturing locations. Some manufacturers will have operations in several different countries.

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In Chains: How to Approach Human Trafficking in your Supply Chain


Many OEM’s use labor organizations to source laborers because it is cheaper and more efficient; however, by doing so they run the risk of employing forced laborers in the process. That transparency could be passed onto consumers, who are increasingly intent on avoiding human rights violations in their purchases.

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Inventory planning to reduce Chinese New Year disruption


Chinese New Year shutdowns Every year factories in China (and other countries that celebrate the Lunar New Year, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Brunei) shut down so that their workers can celebrate Chinese New Year. In 2024, this will be from February 9-15.

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The Russian Invasion, Cyber War, and Global Supply Chains

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She has covered Russian hacks of nuclear plants, airports, and elections; North Korea’s cyberattacks against movie studios, banks and hospitals; Iranian attacks on oil companies, banks and the Trump campaign; and hundreds of Chinese cyberattacks and their ongoing success in stealing intellectual property from multinationals.