The United States Congress is in the final stages of reconciling significant corporate tax reform. In this Supply Chain Matters blog we raise awareness to certain actions that may have implications for supply chain demand planning and inventory management for certain industries.
Industrial and diversified industry supply chain
Trade representatives of Canada, Mexico and the United States completed another five days of NAFTA re-negotiation talks this week which were hosted by Mexico. After this fifth round, the overall mood of these talks remains far less optimistic for a successful overall outcome.
General Electric is embarking on a broad corporate restructuring. Supply Chain matters focuses on technology and supply chain challenges for GE Digital and GE Aviation business units as well as the Predix IoT and Industrial Internet enablement platform.
This week, United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross spoke to attendees of The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council indicating that the Trump Administration’s ongoing hardball strategy regarding ongoing North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks comes from perceived leverage over Canada and Mexico.
There is another supplier quality conformance scandal involving a major Japan based supplier, Kobe Steel, and this time, the implications could involve multiple industry supply chains.
Supply Chain Matters provides our third reader update relative to Hurricane Harvey that struck the U.S. Texas Gulf Region two weeks ago. Recovery operations are clearly underway with initial assessments being shared.