Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor

Executive Editor, SCMR
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Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor specializing in international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He is based in San Francisco, where he provides a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. He may be reached at his downtown office: [email protected].

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Latest from Patrick

Sample Styles Investor Confidence Shows Signs of Life

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 · Patrick Burnson
As noted elsewhere in SCMR, economic activity in the manufacturing sector is gradually surging. Investors, too, seem to be responding to this positive news.

Getting Our “Jones Act” Together

Friday, December 31, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
President Biden’s executive order, “Made-in-America,” signed in 2021 makes it clear that the 100-year-old Jones Act will remain intact for the foreseeable future.

Supply Chain Managers To Confront Escalating Transport Rates in 2022

Friday, December 31, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Irrespective of mode, rates will be escalating, with carriers controlling capacity and exercising leverage like never before. Given the shortage of manpower and labor pools across the spectrum of global logistics, supply chain managers will be struggling.

Air Cargo Supply Chains to Remain Under Pressure

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Air cargo industry analysts observe that as ocean peak season cools off, air peak season heats up.

Final 2021 Supply Chain Management Trends to Remember

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
As 2021 comes to an end, here are the significant events to remember from December.

Rail & Intermodal: Boom and Bust

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Rate Forecasts are always challenging for the rail and intermodal sector, says Jason Kuehn, vice president of the consultancy Oliver Wyman. But this one feels more difficult than most.

Drewry Tells Supply Chain Managers to Brace for Another Year of Ocean Cargo Rate Hikes

Monday, December 20, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Shippers may expect a second year of big increases in 2022 for ocean contract rates, says Philip Damas director and head of the supply chain advisors practice at London-based Drewry.

ALAN’s Helpful Post-Tornado Relief Do’s And Don’ts

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Here are a number of directives for supply chain managers to consider

2022 Fuel Forecast Contains Plenty of Questions for Supply Chain Managers

Monday, December 13, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Derik Andreoli, principal at Mercator International, notes that Goldman Sachs forecasts that oil prices could rise to $150 per barrel in 2022 under a full economic reopening scenario. By contrast, Deutsche Bank forecasts that prices will average just $60 per barrel.

Child Labor in Tobacco Supply Chain Addressed

Friday, December 10, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Today, in recognition of International Day of Human Rights and the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor (2021), Philip Morris International Inc. publishes its Agricultural Labor Practices: 10-Year Anniversary Report.

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