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NEW TARGETS ON TARIFF WAR

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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

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PRICE FOR AN INTERIM TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA: DROP THE TARIFFS!!

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!!

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WHAT GUARANTEES QUALITY FOR THE AVIATION AND SPACE INDUSTRY?

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?

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U.S. – China Trade War: Day 475

U.S. – China Trade War: Day 475   Total US tariffs applied exclusively to Chinese goods: US$550 billion Total Chinese tariffs applied exclusively to US goods: US$185 billion   Day 475: October 23, 2019 – US announces “Phase 1” deal, delays tariff increase for Chinese goods Following a two day meeting on October 10-11 in Washington DC, US … Continue reading U.S. – China Trade War: Day 475

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LOOKING FOR BETTER FINANCIAL RETURNS FOR YOUR COMPANY? APPOINT A FEMALE EXECUTIVE!!   As the NMSDC Conference 2019 wraps up, an interesting study by S&P Global Market Intelligence finds out that Female CFOs brought in $1.8 trillion of additional cumulative profits when compared to male CFOs. When compared to male predecessors, companies saw, on average, … Continue reading LOOKING FOR BETTER FINANCIAL RETURNS FOR YOUR COMPANY? APPOINT A FEMALE EXECUTIVE!!

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THE RISE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

THE RISE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS   As the fourth industrial revolution, known by some as Industry 4.0, continues to transform the supply chain, companies must aim to increase productivity and improve estate utilization by integrating robotics and automation, without deliberately neglecting employees.   MIT Researchers found that robot-human teams were 85% more productive than either alone. This emphasizes … Continue reading THE RISE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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A Merry Holiday Season?

A Merry Holiday Season?   The National Retail Federation (NFR) expects holiday retail sales during November 1st through December 31st to increase between 3.8 to 4.2 percent over 2018. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.   “The U.S. economy is continuing to grow and consumer spending is still the primary engine behind … Continue reading A Merry Holiday Season?

Artificial Intelligence and Supply Chain Management: how close are we?
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Artificial Intelligence and Supply Chain Management: how close are we?

Artificial Intelligence and Supply Chain Management: how close are we?   New technologies bring up new buzz words, most of the times misused and overused. Due to the interest in Artificial Intelligence, many companies are eager to apply the term “AI” in their portfolios. There is a good article by Gordon Benzie that lists 20 … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Supply Chain Management: how close are we?

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How will the digital economy revolutionize Supply Chain and Logistics? BLOCKCHAIN Nowadays, the biggest buzz word when people talk about digital economy is BLOCKCHAIN. But what is Blockchain? What is the relationship between Bitcoin and Blockchain and what does it have to do with Supply Chain? To be able to answer all these questions, we … Continue reading How will the digital economy revolutionize Supply Chain and Logistics? BLOCKCHAIN

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Companies Moving Sourcing Out of China

Companies Moving Sourcing Out of China: Is your company ready to take the step?   To say that global supply chains are currently in flux is putting it mildly. The tariff wars and other factors such as geopolitical and intellectual property risk are causing many companies to rethink their China sourcing strategies. However, there are … Continue reading Companies Moving Sourcing Out of China

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How will the digital economy revolutionize Supply Chain and Logistics?

How will the digital economy revolutionize Supply Chain and Logistics?   Technology advancements are reshaping both our personal and professional lives. When it comes to supply chain and logistics is no different: the new digital environment is transforming the way goods are shipped and delivered.   5G, the use of big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, … Continue reading How will the digital economy revolutionize Supply Chain and Logistics?

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ARGOS IATF 16949

IATF 16949 – Setting the bar higher for Customer Satisfaction and Quality Management.   IATF 16949, or International Automotive Task Force, is a standard that establishes requirements for a Quality Management System: it provides guidance and tools for companies who want to guarantee that their products and services consistently meet customer satisfaction.   Initially defined … Continue reading ARGOS IATF 16949

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Hedging for non-convertible currencies?

Hedging for non-convertible currencies? Learn more about Non-Deliverable Forward Contracts.   A Non-Deliverable Forward (NDF) contract is an alternative way to hedge a foreign exchange (FX) exposure against a currency that is not convertible. Some countries’ monetary authorities impose restrictions on their currency’s convertibility in order to regulate the currency’s inflow and outflow. As a … Continue reading Hedging for non-convertible currencies?

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Meet Alice, the battery-powered plane that could herald the age of electric air travel Written by Elaine Thelen, Writer, Formative Content   Every minute, 84 flights take off worldwide. Last year, more than 4 billion journeys were made by plane. Air travel underpins trade, tourism and economic growth, but it is also a major contributor to climate change. So … Continue reading TRAVEL AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT? MEET ALICE!!

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3 Lessons Supply Chain Professionals Can Learn From NASA

3 Lessons Supply Chain Professionals Can Learn From NASA Writer Martin Verwijmeren Resilience, Agile Strategy, and Innovation Sunday, July 20, 1969, went down as one of the most momentous days in history when the first humans successfully set foot on the moon. Hundreds of millions of awed and enthused people tuned in for the Apollo 11 milestone – the … Continue reading 3 Lessons Supply Chain Professionals Can Learn From NASA

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Tax Incentives for Your Business

  Tax Incentives for Your Business – Are you Eligible? Did you know that the federal government provides tax breaks for businesses that use minority companies in procuring materials and supplies? And there is also a second tax incentive that reduces tax liabilities for companies using minorities that supply labor or services to a project … Continue reading Tax Incentives for Your Business

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