Congress Focuses on New Anti-dumping Investigation in Fabrics

New international trade agreements do not protect companies from price wars with foreign nationals. Congress is investigating multiple Chinese companies accused of “dumping” fabrics on the US market at prices too low for domestic companies or rivals to compete with. Current findings are more information on this investigation were released by the International Trade Organization… Read More Congress Focuses on New Anti-dumping Investigation in Fabrics

SOLAS

Maritime safety for workers and marine life is important. Businesses have a large footprint on the environment and ocean transportation still lies at the heart of global organizations. New regulations on weight declaration is meant to create more transparency in the transportation and logistics industry. How will this change the current structure of the logistics… Read More SOLAS

Catch Up!

The supply chain discipline is young. As professionals in the field we are just now starting to learn from past mistakes and develop best practices. We are searching for innovative tools to help streamline processes, cut waste and increase visibility. As a group we are starting to have discussions around big data, analytics and the… Read More Catch Up!

Supply Chain Dynamics: What if… We Could Think Differently

Supply chain innovation means taking full advantage of best of breed technology and data algorithms that empower intelligent decision-making. The exchange of information, from inside and outside the organization, must be real time, autonomous and continuous. Previously, I shared an article with insights into the integration of advanced data analytics in supply chain planning. Last week I… Read More Supply Chain Dynamics: What if… We Could Think Differently

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

The business landscape is ever changing, numerous innovations have allowed companies to transcend borders and become global entities. While the opportunities are numerous so are the challenges; in this fiercely competitive global marketplace success requires companies to pay closer attention to supplier relations. Global leaders should retain suppliers with vested interest in the long-term success… Read More Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

3 Big Data Insights for the Savy Organization

Recently the World Economic Forum weighed in on the big data conversation. You can read the article here and see below 3 insights that I consider very important and relevant: 1. Big data management is tricky, and companies must understand what dupes of data they require and the supporting structures they need to reach their data goals.… Read More 3 Big Data Insights for the Savy Organization

Building Sustainable Supply Chains: Procurement

Imagine the complex the life-cycle of a simple white t-shirt and the impact it has on the communities along its supply chain. From the farmers growing the cotton, the factory workers weaving the fabric, cutting and sowing of the end product, along with the transportation of materials at various stages , these processes have tremendous impact on… Read More Building Sustainable Supply Chains: Procurement