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California Port Strike Enters its Fourth Day- Time for Risk Mitigation Planning


It has been another busy and hectic week in our global supply chain world.  Even we at Supply Chain Matters cannot keep up. A labor dispute involving 800 clerical workers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has just about shut down operations involving 40 percent of the U.S. import trade.  According to […]

2013 Supply Chain Matters Blog Sponsorships Available

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The months of November and December involve our sales cycle for 2013 named sponsors for this blog. Loyal readers please bear with us as we take care of business. We are able to share and publish the quality content that we provide through the support of our sponsors. For our sponsors we provide highly experienced […]

Additional Calls for Increased Air Cargo Safety

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In covering many global supply chain developments we often note that the timing of public announcements, especially from governmental agencies is an important indicator of what is occurring behind the scenes. This week, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicated that current fire protection regulations concerning air cargo is inadequate. The NTSB urged the […]

Is Apple Experiencing Production Problems with the iPad Mini?


A news capsule this week issued by noted that production problems continue to plague Apple and specifically its iPad Mini tablet, but they should be resolved early next year, according to a report by Taiwan-based DigiTimes. According to the DigiTimes commentary (paid subscription required to access content), production of Apple’s iPad Minis may fall […]

Next Week- Supply Chain Control Tower Part Two Webinar Presentation: Prepare for Take Off

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This commentary is a reminder to readers who are members of Accenture’s Supply Chain Management Academy. Next week, I will be delivering the second of a two-part community education series of webinars on the evolving hot topic of Supply Chain Control Towers (SCCT). In the Part One- Foundations webinar I addressed the fundamental strategic changes […]

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