Chris Connor: ‘The Pandemic Exposed Supply Chain Weaknesses that Have Been There a Long Time’

Jul 06, 2021

Chris Connor is president & CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities, the unified voice of the seaport industry in the Americas, which represents more than 130 public port authorities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

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Exclusive White Paper: Managing Inbound Supply Chains – Cost, Capacity & Delay Are The Supply Chain Manager’s “Nightmare”

Jul 06, 2021

The Covid-19 Pandemic which impacted global supply chains hard in February of 2020, has grown as on “steroids” as we approach the 2nd Quarter of 2021.

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31 Interesting Facts About International Trade

Jul 06, 2021

What a year and a half we’ve had. 2020 kicked off with the coronavirus spreading around the world, and concluded with a peak season that put all other peak seasons to shame. Global GDP slowed down by 4-5%, depending on who you ask. Supply chains had just enough time to fall apart before having to ramp up to meet e-commerce and vaccine distribution demands (at the same time, of course).

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The German Parliament passed the "Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains" on 11 June 2021

Jul 06, 2021

After several months of discussion, the German Parliament ("Bundestag") adopted the "Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains" (Supply Chain Due Diligence Act – "Act" or "LkSG") on 11 June 2021.1 The Act imposes, for the first time, a binding obligation on companies to establish, implement and update due diligence procedures to improve compliance with specified core human rights and, to a limited extent, environmental protection in supply chains.

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"The Benefits of a Digitally Connected Enterprise" Webinar Now Available at the AIAG Store!

Jul 01, 2021

Featuring Oracle Corporation's Aniello Pepe and Pat Mariles, this recording focuses on how a digital supply chain – along with Blockchain, Integrated Business Planning, and IoT – can enable a more responsive, fully integrated, end-to-end business planning process.

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Carla Bailo to Auto Industry: ‘We Have to Carefully Rethink Everything’

Jun 10, 2021

Carla Bailo has 42 years’ experience in the automotive industry, but today’s mobility revolution is unlike anything she’s seen before. President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Bailo will kick off the September 9th 2021 AIAG Supply Chain + International Trade Summit by providing a global industry update, including trends and an outlook through 2030. Her remarks will cover the importance of sustainability initiatives in the industry and the crucial need for resilience in the supply chain. The session will conclude with a discussion of electric and connected vehicle penetration, polices and regulations, incentives, and the consumer education needed to promote adoption of these vehicles.

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Check Out Free Supply Chain Management Resources Today!

Jun 10, 2021

Intended for both seasoned professionals looking to refresh their memories, as well as students still learning the vocabulary and acronyms associated with Finished Vehicle Logistics (FVL) and the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) respectively, these complimentary glossaries are fantastic reference tools to keep on hand!

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China remains top US trade partner, Mexico No. 2

Jun 10, 2021

China was the United States’ top trading partner for the 10th consecutive month in January, and was No. 1 overall in 2020, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Friday.

Mexico was No. 2, as its total trade with the U.S. fell 1.3% to $48.5 billion in January, compared to the same period in 2019. Canada was third with $45.8 billion.

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The US has a new trade chief. What supply chains can expect on tariffs and China.

Jun 10, 2021

Trade didn't make it into the Biden administration's seven immediate priorities. It's not a subject where analysts and former trade representatives expect to see big moves or a flurry of activity.

But that hasn't deterred newly-confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Supply Chain Steering Committee Co-Chairs Angela Cook (GM) and Steven Rush (Magna)

May 05, 2021

AIAG Supply Chain Steering Committee co-chairs, Angela Cook and Steven Rush, are experienced supply chain professionals who still regularly discover best practices through their volunteer work with AIAG.

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