Imports take ‘dramatically longer’ to reach US as bottlenecks bite

Feb 01, 2022

Planning to import goods from Asia by ocean and sell them in America this summer? Better act fast. The trans-Pacific cargo move can now take over three months. According to multiple sources, average transit times have risen to double pre-COVID levels — and they’re still increasing.

Methodologies and data sources differ, so time estimates vary. But each dataset shows the same trend: With every passing month, more vessels, container equipment and goods inventories are getting waylaid in the Pacific.

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US to close borders to unvaccinated Canadian, Mexican truckers

Feb 01, 2022

The U.S. will close its borders to unvaccinated and partially vaccinated Canadian and Mexican truck drivers on Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday.

“These updated travel requirements reflect the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to protecting public health while safely facilitating the cross-border trade and travel that is critical to our economy,” Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. 

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The Relationship between Supply Chain Resiliency & Sustainability

Feb 01, 2022

Resilient Supply Chain Operations

The COVID-19 pandemic  shined a spotlight on the frailty of the global supply chain.

As a result, business leaders have spent the better part of two years pursuing solutions and strategies that can help them build a more resilient supply chain operation.

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Register Now for February Training Opportunities!

Jan 28, 2022

Whether you've already identified your training needs for 2022, or are still considering your options, we've got you covered.

Head to the AIAG Training Store now to check out upcoming sessions for specific Quality, Supply Chain, and Corporate Responsibility trainings, or click any of the links below to learn more about our February lineup!

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Visit Our Updated Responsible Materials Webpages Today!

Jan 28, 2022

If you haven’t explored the Corporate Responsibility section of our website recently, you may have missed a significant update – our newly redesigned Responsible Materials webpages.

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WSU Study Seeks Input on Managerial Decision Making Following Supply Chain Disruptions

Jan 28, 2022

In today’s uncertain world, companies are increasingly confronted with global supply chain disruptions – requiring industry professionals to work on the front lines to recover supply chains. Bringing a supply chain back to its pre-disruption state, however, is not necessarily the end of the story.

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Participate in AIAG’s Environmental Sustainability Survey

Jan 19, 2022

 

AIAG’s Environmental Sustainability Workgroup is conducting a short survey on our industry’s most pressing environmental interests, and we want to hear from you!

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Save the Date for the 2022 Virtual AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit

Jan 19, 2022

 

The Virtual AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit is back! This year’s two-day event is scheduled for June 21–22, 2022. The theme is “Supply Chain ESG Evolution: Basics & Beyond.”

 

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The EU RoHS Directive – What’s Next?

Jan 19, 2022

Written into the current version of EU RoHS – otherwise known as Directive 2011/65/EU – is an article concerned with legislative review. This is the Directive’s Article 24, the second paragraph of which states that the European Commission is to carry out a general review of the Directive by no later than 22 July 2021 and shall “present a report to the European Parliament and Council accompanied, if appropriate, by a legislative proposal.”

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New Year, New Training Opportunities!

Jan 13, 2022

Don’t miss out on upcoming Quality courses this January and February! Simply click any of the links below to learn more or check our detailed Training Calendar to find the best options for your schedule.

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