February is Black History month, where African American people’s achievements will be celebrated, and their roles in American history are praised and recognized. That brings up challenges that not only the second largest minority population have faced throughout the years, but also minority groups in general, mainly in the work environment. Partnering with Minority … Continue reading Awesome advantages of hiring a diverse partner
Has Coronavirus affected your Supply Chain? If your answer is YES, well, you are not the only one! Apple Supply Chain partners face challenges due to the outbreak that is disrupting business and travel in China, impacting 40 million people around the epicenter in Wuhan. Wuhan is an important hub for global corporations: … Continue reading Has Coronavirus affected your Supply Chain?
AI PROVES ITS WORTH As AI adoption increases, a recent survey conducted by McKinsey shows that a majority of companies that has adopted AI has seen an increase in revenues in the business areas it is used, and 44% say AI has reduced costs. For Supply-chain management, the functions that have … Continue reading AI PROVES ITS WORTH
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!!