Global Supply Chain Review: June 2016

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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The month of March has been centered on issues of privacy and data in the world of supply chain. At the forefront is the ongoing conflict between Apple and the FBI over law enforcement demands that Apple unlock the encrypted iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter.  With engineers declaring that they will quit rather than...
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A year after the West Coast Ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach experienced news making slow downs and narrowly avoided closure, the twin ports have bounced back at an amazing rate. In large part due to the Port Solutions project, in which the Center for GSCM is partnered, POLA and POLB have begun addressing...
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In the face of resistance from taxi and limo drivers, Uber and Lyft have gained access for passenger pickup at LAX.  It is only the latest example of how the companies have begun to effectively disrupt and change the transportation market. Indeed, Uber and Lyft’s progress at airports nationwide and as a fixture on many...
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Eretail continues to be a driving force this year, changing how stores do business and rapidly revealing which organizations are falling behind. Already this month Kohls, Sears, Macy’s and Walmart have had to confront shrinking sales as consumers turn toward eretailers and stores with strong omnichannel presence. Drones are also maintaining a presence in supply...
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