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  • Trade Commission Rules Against Boeing in Trade Dispute

    Supply Chain Matters provides an update to readers on Boeing’s prior petition of unfair pricing practices relative to Bombardier C-Series jets sold in the United States, specifically to Delta Airlines. The U.S. International Trade Commission, today ruled against Boeing in the bitter trade case it brought against Bombardier.

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    Report on Whole Foods Inventory Stockouts- Focus on the Implication vs. Symptoms

    Supply Chain Matters comments on a published Business Insider report indicating a crisis of on-shelf availability of food items among Whole Foods retail outlets. The report is rather symptomatic of a challenge that many in grocery and retail online customer fulfillment need to tackle in the new retail model, which has other people, process and technology dimensions.

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    Trump Administration New Trade Tariffs Have Significant Multi-Industry Supply Chain Implications

    This Supply Chain Matters commentary reflects of announcements made by the Trump Administration to slap steep tariffs on the importing of solar panels and washing machines into the United States. The takeaway from this week’s trade actions by the United States is the potential trip wire of cascading retaliatory actions that can impact existing industry supply chain sourcing and manufacturing strategies.

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    2018 Prediction Deep Dive: Make America Great and Changing Global Trade Policies Will Provide a Challenging Landscape for U.S. and Global Manufacturers

    Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December. In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Six: Make America Great and Changing Global Trade Policies Will Provide a Challenging Tactical and Strategic Landscape for U.S. and Global Manufacturers.

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    Supply Chain Matters Research Center Up and Running

    This blog serves as a brief update to all our Supply Chain Matters readership that the technical difficulties related to our Research Center document downloading appear to be resolved. Our Research Center can be accessed via the reader menu options on the left-hand side.

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    Apple Elects to Repatriate Foreign Cash Hoard with Some Mention of Supply Chain

    This week, business, and other media report that Apple plans to repatriate the majority of its upwards of $250 billion in cash holdings held in overseas accounts. This development has industry supply chain implications since some of this cash is reportedly destined for supply chain investments. However, Supply Chain Matters believes there are political considerations in such moves, and the company is walking a tightrope of perception.

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    A Major Blockchain Announcement Involving Global Shipping

    Supply Chain Matters highlights a side panel reinforcement to our just published 2018 Predictions Deep Dive- A Shifting of Priorities for Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Tech Investments. We highlight a significant joint announcement made this week regarding the potential broader application of Blockchain technology in global shipping processes.

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