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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Yet most of those executives have never step foot in a warehouse or loading dock and would probably get lost trying to find it. the collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh that killed hundreds of ‘slave-labor’ employees, Rip Curl apparel marked “Made in China” actually being made in North Korea). Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “ 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.”

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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. 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.

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

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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 ). We already see this in the consumer realm with smartphones, and in the warehouse too with voice picking technologies.

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 The van, in essence, is a fully automated mini-warehouse on wheels; it is also a mobile computer accessing cloud software to optimize order picking and van/drone delivery routes; it also reimagines how a van is operated, the design of the driving space, and the role of the driver. Everything is back to normal.