Tariffs remain intact on Chinese goods for COVID-19 response

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 · John Schulz
​In an odd example of unintended consequences, the U.S. government still is collecting as much as 25% tariffs from Chinese manufacturers on face masks and other protective wear for U.S. health care workers on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

5 Supply Chain Challenges Solved by Good Design

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 · Bridget McCrea
Got challenges? Good network design and technology can solve them. Here's how.

Supply chain finance comes to tariff refunds

Thursday, January 23, 2020 · Bob Trebilcock
We may not be able to solve the tariff issue, but one company has an idea on how to make refunds easier and quicker

Guest Opinion: Mitigating Tariffs in Supply Chain Design

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 · Haley Roberts and Paul Baris
The ever-changing political climate has made it more important than ever to consider the impact of tariff regulation changes on supply chain design. The past couple of years of uncertainties have limited companies' options to mitigate tariffs and off-set expenses to their…

2020 Global Trade Update: More complexities in compliance

Monday, December 2, 2019 · Patrick Burnson
Most countries impose legal control on the export of goods from their jurisdictions, while international trade agreements often include additional regulations. However, failing to observe new laws and sanctions can have severe consequences for importers as well.

The Resilient Factory

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 · Jeff Staub and Nick Anderson
These five technologies will combat workforce gaps in manufacturing.

Tariffs continue to impact U.S.-bound shipment volumes, reports Panjiva

Monday, October 21, 2019 · Jeff Berman
Data recently issued by global trade intelligence firm Panjiva showed that US-bound waterborne shipments fell in September.

China’s piece of the offshoring pie is shrinking

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 · Patrick Van den Bossche, Brooks Levering, Johan Gott and Yuri Castano
Although U.S. companies still see Asia as a desirable location for manufacturing, China is losing out to other countries, including Vietnam and Mexico.

Australian Shippers: Why You Need to Rethink Supply Chains for the Tariff Storm

Monday, August 12, 2019 · Henrik Smedberg
While many Australian companies have opened new opportunities by moving to global supply chains, few have mapped the vulnerabilities surrounding them. They don't fully understand the economic, legal and reputational risks they're now exposed to.

Supply Chain Management Has Changed the World Economy

Friday, August 2, 2019 · Michael Gravier
The wave of populist doubling down on protectionism further undercuts competition. The announcement of even more tariffs in the U.S, this time on consumer goods from China, underscores how much we've lost our appetite for competition.

Storm Clouds on the Horizon for Supply Chain Operations?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 · Patrick Burnson
Strength in employment and income, solid gains in household net worth and elevated consumer sentiment have generated considerable momentum just as tariffs on some $200 billion of imports from China have gone into effect.

New Survey Measures Potential Impact of Tariffs on U.S. Supply Chains

Thursday, November 29, 2018 · Patrick Burnson
According to the IHS Markit U.S. PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) special tariff survey released today, the data indicate that U.S .manufacturers expect tariffs to have a widespread upward impact on prices over the next two years.

The age of multi-localism

Monday, October 29, 2018 · Patrick Burnson
A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council has released “Competing in an Age of Multi-Localism,” a new study that notes the tectonic shifts occurring in consumption patterns globally.

Clouds on the horizon

Monday, October 15, 2018 · Bob Trebilcock
The good economic times may not last forever

Does reshoring need a reboot?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 · Patrick Van den Bossche
A.T. Kearney's Reshoring Index finds that imports are at an all-time high



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