Category: Industry Specific Supply Chain Challenges

Are Heightened U.S. and China Trade Tensions Now at the Tipping Point?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our readers with yet another supply chain management focused update on the now heightened implications of ongoing trade tensions among two of the globe’s three largest economies. We pose the question and the response as to whether tensions are now at the tipping point.

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Breaking News- United States to Reportedly Announce Lifting of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Involving Canada and Mexico

Business network CNBC, citing two informed sources, is reporting that the United States has reached a deal to lift existing steel and aluminum tariffs involving Canada and Mexico imports. This development is tied to removing a key obstacle in achieving ratification of the recently negotiated United States Canada Mexico Trade Agreement (USMCA).

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FDA Approves Drug Safety Act Technology Pilot Submission

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a rather significant announcement this week concerning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act, and the application of modern technology to address drug safety needs.

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Report of Machine-Learning Based Supply Chain Planning Applied to a Spirits Based Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters highlights for readers a published report by The Wall Street addressing the leveraging of machine-learning based supply chain planning technology in an artisanal spirits industry setting managing constantly changing consumer tastes.

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Breaking: China and U.S. Trade Talks Now at Impasse

Ongoing trade talks between China and the United States broke-off this afternoon without a basis of agreement. With additional tariffs now imposed by the Trump Administration, businesses and their respective supply and demand networks must now be prepared for additional fallout.

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May 10 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our May 10, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based readership.

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U.S. and China Trade Talks Reach a Critical Stage

Global equity markets have once again turned volatile on the sudden and unexpected Twitter based announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump threatening to significantly increase import tariffs on goods imported from China. Multi-industry supply networks are at risk, depending on the outcome, and smaller businesses are especially at-risk without a contingency plan.

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Strategic Move to Protect a Technology and its Supply Network

In early April, global automotive manufacturer Toyota indicated that it would offer free access to the company’s hybrid gasoline-electric patents through the year 2030. The move is a strategic effort to influence the market and protect the supply network.

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