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.

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

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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. Yet most of those executives have never step foot in a warehouse or loading dock and would probably get lost trying to find it.

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

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Entire warehouses full of products, as well as significant links in the global supply chain could be affected, as well as transport and other nodes. An interview I had today with a senior executive at a major global contract manufacturer helped to shape some ideas on this question of preparation for risks such as Hurricane Harvey, which is making a big mess in Houston. In one case, a supplier to the contract manufacturer was supplying a critical part.

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

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companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIS : Call them “The Unpredictables” (you can probably add China to the mix too). planes and ships ); Iran and North Korea and their nuclear ambitions; ISIS exporting its brand of terrorism around the world; and China building islands in the South China Sea (and reportedly putting weapons on them ). Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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 JDA Powers the Always-on Supply Chain with Latest JDA Manufacturing Planning Release. With adVANce, Mercedes-Benz Vans is evolving from a mere van manufacturer into a supplier of holistic system solutions.”. Moving on to software news, Oracle announced that it is acquiring LogFire, a provider of cloud-based warehouse management applications.