Strike looms over East coast port:
Last week we posted a report about the resolved strikes from the L.A. and Long Beach ports. This week we can move from the US West coast to the East coast where port strikes are looming. As Caroline McDonald of CFO Magazine reports, port operators belonging to the International Longhoremens Association are threatening to strike over the potential loss of jobs as a result of technological advancements. This could have a huge impact on the US economy as well as global supply chains. The link below will take you to the full report:
Is your supply chain feeling under the weather?
This week, most of Europe has been battered by winter storms causing havoc across the continent. Whilst the UK may have escaped the full brunt of the storm, questions are still being raised with regards to how supply chains will cope this winter. Denise Oakley from GXS, an award winning B2B e-commerce provider, explores some of the problems supply chains must contend with in the face of adverse weather. Please click the link below for the full story:
Keeping the Supply chain fashionable:
In our last weekly wrap up we posted an article about Apple’s announcement to move production back to the USA. However this week, Dave Lee, a technology reporter for the BBC, takes a deeper look into Apple’s supply chain. In this article, he highlights how fashionable organizations, like Apple, must take control of their supply chain in order to take full advantage of the huge demand for their products. In addition, he explores how forward thinking companies can utilize technology to support their operations. Please click the link below for the full article:
Have a great weekend!