As semiconductor demand rises for 5G, autos and appliances and immediate relief from shortages appears unlikely, chip makers and their customers are tapping into new strategies to bolster capacity.Read More
Muslim Uyghurs, held in forced labor camps in China, have become front-page news. More recently, reports from human rights organizations reveal that many top American brands are using these labor camps as factories.Read More
The Port of Los Angeles has debuted its Cyber Resilience Center (CRC), a state-of-the-art port community cyber defense solution created to improve the cybersecurity readiness of the Port and enhance its threat-sharing and recovery capabilities among supply chain stakeholders. The CRC was designed through a collaborative process with participating stakeholders and will be operated by International Business Machines (IBM).Read More
Todd Myers, director, parts logistics for Nissan North America, recently joined the AIAG Supply Chain Steering Committee. Myers has been involved with AIAG in various volunteer capacities for the last 10 years, primarily helping AIAG develop standards related to parts quality. Since 2001, his job experience at Nissan has included body engineering, stamping engineering, parts quality, crisis management, and logistics. In this interview, Myers talks about how the pandemic has permanently impacted and changed the supply chain.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More