Global Supply Chain Review: August

  New reports out this month point to sustainability, innovation, and collaboration being keys to success in the rapidly evolving world of global supply chain management. Staying abreast of how our nation and others are handling these needs remains critical as well, given the increasingly global and interconnected nature of economies. In that spirit, we...
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Early in August, Walmart make the major $3.3 billion dollar cash purchase of Jet.com.  The acquisition set new records as the largest purchase of a U.S. based e-commerce startup. Clearly Walmart is hoping that pulling the growing e-retail site into its brand will help it set another record, transforming the formerly brick-and-mortar retailer into an...
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Our 4th Annual Global Supply Chain Summit is only 4 weeks away! The countdown has officially begun. The Summit brings together academics, executives, and thought leaders who discover, evaluate and compare the latest technologies. Learn the latest trends and best practices, and take advantage of an amazing networking opportunity. Our goal is to validate your strategic vision...
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Instability is the keyword this month, both political and economic. As nations around the world struggled with the unknown, here are the major stories worldwide that affected supply chain in July.   United Kingdom: The aftermath of the Brexit vote continues to shake the UK, and negotiations on trade and banking have not yet begun....
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The month of June was filled with marked highs and lows across supply chain industries and throughout the world, in particular as the UK neared its #Brexit vote. Here, some of this month’s news highlights: U.K.: In the immediate wake of Britain’s vote to withdraw from the EU, logistics experts are already bracing for the...
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ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC INTEGRATION Regional Economic Integration and the Role of the U.S. and JapanJune 10, 2016, 2:00 – 5:30 PM The L.A. Hotel  333 S. Figueroa Street As the role of global trade becomes increasingly important to the world’s economies, JETRO Los Angeles and the USC Marshall School of Business are pleased to co-sponsor the Asia Pacific...
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Welcome to our newly redesigned monthly review. In order to keep an eye on developments across the international supply chain, we will be reporting on key supply chain news from countries around the world. This month includes elections, Olympic games, disease control and technology: US: The US deficit shrank in March, and experts are exploring...
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Welcome to our April edition of the Monthly Supply Chain Review. It’s been a busy month and a busy first quarter of 2016: In transportation and automotive news, VW reached an agreement in the U.S. regarding its emissions cheating scandal. While many details remain undisclosed until later in the year, estimated costs for the company...
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The issue of privacy and security has long been a topic of debate, particularly as new and disruptive technologies have begun shaping our daily lives and business practices. The status of privacy—as a right or as a privilege—is particularly critical in the supply chain domain, where improving speed to market and drive efficiencies requires sharing...
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As the year began, Martin Shkrelli was called before a Congressional committee to defend his decision to hike the price of a life-saving drug from $13.50 to $750.  The controversial decision has gained vast media attention because of the extremity of the hike. While a 5000% increase of this nature undoubtedly shines a spotlight on...
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