US reaches ‘deal in principle’ with China to end trade war President Trump is expected to sign off a “deal in principle” with Beijing to resolve the 17-month US-China trade war, according to a source familiar with the matter. “The written agreement is still being formulated, but they have reached an agreement in principle,” … Continue reading US reaches ‘deal in principle’ with China to end trade war
USMCA: Agreement reached on Nafta trade deal replacement The US, Mexico and Canada have finalised a trade deal that will replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Representatives from the three countries signed the pact in Mexico. US President Donald Trump also declared victory. The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will … Continue reading USMCA: Agreement reached on Nafta trade deal replacement
NEW TARGETS ON TARIFF WAR France, Argentina and Brazil: economic actions that disadvantage U.S. companies have triggered new tariffs on industrial metals from Brazil and Argentina, as well as threats to even harsher penalties on dozens of popular French products. To counter a “massive devaluation of Brazilian and Argentinean currencies” at the expense … Continue reading NEW TARGETS ON TARIFF WAR
CHAINING INFORMATION Do you still have doubts that technology will continue to change how information flows through all channels and businesses? Well, KPMG has just launched a blockchain-based platform called KPMG Origins, that leverages Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, as well as data and analytic tools to provide transparency and traceability for products … Continue reading CHAINING INFORMATION
IT IS ALL ABOUT SPEED! How fast can you get information about your orders? How long does it take for your suppliers to respond to your changing needs? Nowadays, changes in the market are lightning fast: not only at a specific market, but globally. Global volatility is adding to the pressures enterprises face today. The … Continue reading IT IS ALL ABOUT SPEED!!!
2020 TOP PRIORITIES FOR CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICERS Deloitte has released its annual Chief Procurement Officer study, where CPOs rank the procurement strategy they will utilize most to deliver value in the next 12 months: A more complex scenario demands a procurement operating model to be more flexible, where one of the top … Continue reading 2020 TOP PRIORITIES FOR CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICERS
PRICE FOR AN INTERIM TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA: DROP THE TARIFFS As trade data for September comes out and show tariffs affecting commerce between the U.S. and China, talks are underway over an interim agreement to alleviate the escalating trade war between the countries. U.S. imports from China hit the lowest point in … Continue reading PRICE FOR AN INTERIM TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA: DROP THE TARIFFS!!
FROM SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS TO DRONE DELIVERY: BALANCING HUMANITY AND TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR COMPANY Last September, Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics announced they are testing self-driving trucks in public roads in the U.S.. Later on in October, UPS gets approved to limited drone delivery service across the U.S.. As other companies pilot similar projects … Continue reading FROM SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS TO DRONE DELIVERY: BALANCING HUMANITY AND TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR COMPANY
WHAT GUARANTEES QUALITY FOR THE AVIATION AND SPACE INDUSTRY? Companies that supply parts for the Aviation and Space Industry must meet Aerospace Quality Standards to guarantee that all products are handled properly; otherwise they will lose performance. AS 9120 Quality Management Systems – Aerospace Requirements for Stockist Distributors was developed for pass-through distributors of … Continue reading WHAT GUARANTEES QUALITY FOR THE AVIATION AND SPACE INDUSTRY?