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.

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. In addition, the MRP planning system will continue to pull in the other 99 positions on the BOM for this part – and for these 99 parts the inventory would start to pile up in the warehouse and tie up cash flow, because the product could not be produced without the single critical part from the impacted supplier.

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

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If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIS : Call them “The Unpredictables” (you can probably add China to the mix too). We already see this in the consumer realm with smartphones, and in the warehouse too with voice picking technologies. 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 According to the press release: The new Matternet M2 drone is completely autonomous [and] can transport up to 2 kilograms (4.4 Moving on to software news, Oracle announced that it is acquiring LogFire, a provider of cloud-based warehouse management applications. Everything is back to normal.