Global Supply Chain Review: March 2017

Interest rates, automation, and manufacturing guide this month’s Global Supply Chain Review. We’re here to provide the highlights and open the door to productive dialogue among supply chain leaders, no matter where they are in the world.   U.S.: Automation continues expanding beyond the manufacturing sector, shaping how the on-demand and sharing economies function. This...
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A new year and a new review. The word of 2017 so far is speculation—about new administrations, global trade, interest rates, and treaties. We’re here to keep you informed about worldwide responses and developments in the rapidly evolving field of supply chain.   U.S.: The U.S. and its longstanding trade partner Mexico continue to experience...
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The year winds to a close, and the global supply chain collectively considers the stories and questions that have shaped the past year and may shape the opening months of 2017… Germany: The field of shipping has radically changed following the bankruptcy of Hanjin this year. But Hanjin ships being stuck in port are no...
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October has made its close, and we’re back with the global supply chain news that has shaped the past four weeks. U.S.: As manufacturing closes its fifth straight month of growth, economists and supply chain leaders wait to see how election results might shape the future of the field. But as automation and other disruptive...
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The seasons are changing, and the world of supply chain is shifting and evolving along with them. Here, a sampling of the past month’s events around which our industry has revolved – and likely will as the year makes its way toward close.   U.S.: Cross-selling is the name of the game, at least where...
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The Fourth Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit will highlight challenges and share insight on the profession’s best practices Los Angeles, CA — The USC Center for Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) will hold its fourth annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit on September 15-16, 2016 at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, on the University Park Campus...
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  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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