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

Talking Logistics

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”

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.” It’s very likely that North Koreans are producing garments for other brands too, either in the country or as slave labor in China.

Global Logistics—November 2014

Inbound Logistics

Supply Chains Must Pay Attention to Geopolitical Strife

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Rising diplomatic tensions in North Korea and around the world pose a serious threat to global supply chains. Many manufacturers have taken steps to protect their global operations from the effects of natural disasters. Read More

Over 400,000 People Living in 'Modern Slavery' in U.S., Report Finds

Supply Chain Brain

North Korea has the highest prevalence of modern slavery globally, with one in 10 of the population, or 2.6 North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider NewsThe Global Slavery Index, published last week by Walk Free Foundation, describes modern slavery as a complex and often hidden crime that crosses borders, sectors and jurisdictions. The U.S. number, the study estimates, is almost one hundredth of the estimated 40.3

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

Cerasis

As seen recently with additional sanctions levied against North Korea and other countries, a change in politics may result in the cutoff of critical supply chain functions. Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks.

What’s Happening in Washington that’s Impacting Trade Today

BluJay Solutions

and the Republic of Korea have reached an agreement in principle on KORUS trade negotiations, which includes quotas at 70% average exports of steel and aluminum based on 2015-2017 data, and an increase in U.S. parts in April because it was violating rules and selling to North Korea and Cuba. Global trade is a moving target in today’s political scene. How are these issues in Washington, D.C. impacting your world and supply chain?

Has China lost its relevance as a production location?

Supply Chain Movement

The general price level of products made in China is rising rapidly, and it has been claimed that some of the products actually originate in North Korea. China’s position as a production location is currently a hot topic amongst global thought leaders in supply chain. So has the time come to look beyond China for low-cost production facilities? This is one of the most common questions that I’m asked when holding keynote speeches, workshops or supply-chain training courses.

China 97

Supplier data: do you know who your suppliers are?

HICX Solutions

Cosmetics had to reach a $1m settlement for allegedly violating North Korean sanctions. Who are my suppliers? This might seem like a simple question with an obvious answer. But it’s one that many businesses struggle with.

Data 52

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

NC State SCRC

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.

Thoughts on Supply Chain Impacts (After Listening to Trump’s State of the Union)

NC State SCRC

Cyber Attacks Are Major Risk in New Global Resilience Ranking

Material Handling & Logistics

The fall likely reflects a turbulent diplomatic climate intensified by North Korea’s nuclear threat and signs of Russian election meddling.

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

Elementum

Malaysia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand were among the worst countries for human trafficking violations, with Nepal, Indonesia and Iran mentioned as frequent violators as well. Several firms are leveraging such technology to explore their supply chains in depth, as we found at May’s North American Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Are You Linked to Forced Labor?

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

Talking Logistics

Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIS : Call them “The Unpredictables” (you can probably add China to the mix too). Past performance is not indicative of future results. This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

EcoVadis

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.

What of our Brad?

Tailwind

So, with two busy boys and twins on the way, they have been granted refugee status from Vancouver’s Lower Mainland (where the housing costs are just north of Stupidsville). There is a great commercial on radio these days. You remember radio don’t you?

Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

North Korea. Transparency International released its annual ranking, Corruptions Perceptions Index 2017 , on Feb. 21 and the group said that “despite attempts to combat corruption around the world, the majority of countries are moving too slowly in their efforts.

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment

NC State SCRC

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its bi-annual Industry Partner Meeting in the Talley Student Center at North Carolina State University this past week.

This Week in Logistics News (September 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

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.