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Why Bringing High-Tech Manufacturing Back To The U.S. Is So Difficult - Forbes
In 1993, I was in my second year of business school at the MIT Sloan School of Management and I distinctly remember a spirited discussion about a BusinessWeek cover article titled “The Virtual Corporation.
Around-the-web  this-week-448  backshoring  outsourcing  global-supply-chain  localized-supply-chain  skilled-labor  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-448-new 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
​4 Trends Shaping Industry 4.0 in 2019 - BDO
While on the surface, the forces shaping 2019 present a mixed bag for manufacturers eager to start or ramp up their Industry 4.0 plans. The reality is that the reduced corporate tax rate, strong economic fundamentals and high demand for their products means that manufacturers are well positioned to make long term investments in Industry 4.0 strategies and technologies.
economic-forecast  asset-management  industry4.0  global-supply-chain  block-chain  trade-agreements  china  government-policy  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-448  this-week-448-new-top 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Amazon pushing hard into ocean shipping from China to U.S. - USAToday
Quietly and below the radar, Amazon has been ramping up its ocean shipping service, sending close to 4.7 million cartons of consumers goods from China to the United States over the past year, records show.
amazon  logistics  global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  seaports  port-of-seattle  port-of-long-beach  china  Around-the-web  amazon-logistics  this-week-447 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Globalization in transition: The future of trade and global value chains - McKinsey
Global value chains are being reshaped by rising demand and new industry capabilities in the developing world as well as a wave of new technologies.
business-globalization  global-supply-chain  digital-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-447 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Digital Supply Networks in Industrial Products Manufacturing - Deloitte US
Today’s industrial products manufacturers face productivity, labor, and trade policy challenges within an already demanding environment. Navigate through this uncertainty with our practical digital transformation framework to find sustainable growth opportunities in today’s increasingly global market.
digital-supply-chain  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  foreign-trade-policy 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Tijuana Trucks Rush to U.S. in Case Trump Makes Good on Threats - Bloomberg
The immediate concern is another limited shutdown that would really hit commercial traffic between the two countries. With billions of dollars at stake, companies aren’t taking chances. Many trucks are rumbling through Otay about one-third full. Manufacturing managers aren’t waiting for them to be completely loaded, pushing goods out as quickly as possible.
mexico  NAFTA  nearshoring  logistics  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-443 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Why retailers are taking the reins on last mile delivery - JLL Real Views
Retailers around the world are rethinking the final stage of deliveries as the pressure mounts to meet consumers’ rising expectations around how and when goods arrive on their doorsteps.
e-commmerce  logistics-center  warehouse-facility  supply-chain  global-supply-chain  last-mile-delivery  Around-the-web  this-week-441  retail-industry 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Is apparel manufacturing coming home? - McKinsey
Tomorrow’s successful apparel companies will be those that take the lead to enhance the apparel value chain on two fronts: nearshoring and automation. Both must be addressed, and in a sustainable way. Apparel brands and retailers in Europe and the United States can no longer do business as usual and expect to thrive.
global-supply-chain  last-mile-delivery  logistics  reshoring  nearshoring  textiles-clothing-industries  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-439-top 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
The Trade War with China Could Accelerate 3-D Printing in the U.S. - HBR
As companies rethink their supply chains, they ought to seriously consider embracing a new manufacturing technology that’s now ready for prime time: 3-D printing.
china-trade-war  backshoring  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  government-policy  this-week-439 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
With nearshoring, garment production may move from China to Mexico and Turkey - Quartz
But shifts now taking place in China and across fashion could eventually redraw the world’s garment-manufacturing map. A new report by the management consultancy McKinsey finds that rising costs in China and the imperative for fashion brands to deliver goods faster than ever are making it more cost-effective for Western brands to produce their simple styles in low-cost countries nearer at hand.
china  industry-reports  global-supply-chain  textiles-clothing-industries  mexico  turkey  nearshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Ericsson to Start U.S. Production as 5G Spending Speeds Up - Bloomberg
Sweden’s Ericsson AB will start U.S. manufacturing this year, a production shift that gets the wireless network supplier closer to customers and also may mitigate the impacts of President Donald Trump’s global trade disputes.
fdi-USA  electronics-industry  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
This Ohio factory thought it could bring U.S. jobs back from China. Then Trump got involved. - The Washington Post
Stripmatic’s plight is an example of the hidden costs of Trump’s “America First” protectionism. During decades of increasing globalization, leaders of both political parties reassured critics that the gains from trade were dispersed across myriad less-expensive products — and thus often difficult to identify — while the costs were obvious every time a factory closed.
u.s.-manufacturing  tariffs  government-policy  global-supply-chain  steel-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-428 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Advanced Artificial Intelligence & Supply Chain Planning - Deloitte Insights
​AI is driving the evolution of interconnected digital supply networks. This change can help supply chain managers be more dynamic, flexible, and efficient in their planning and execution.
AI  digital-supply-chains  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-426  industry4.0 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
How traffic jams at the U.S.-Mexico border ripple through the economy - Dallas News
You may not think very much about border transportation issues if you don't live in El Paso or Laredo, Texas, or Nogales, Ariz., or Otay Mesa, Calif.

People who live in those cities know that the traffic along an increasingly active international border affects their lives daily. But what happens there also has profound effects for millions of people who live nowhere near U.S.-Mexico border.
Around-the-web  this-week-426  us-mexico-border  mexico  NAFTA  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Booming Savannah Port Sees Trade Tensions as Just a Hiccup - The New York Times
At the nation’s fourth-busiest gateway, local confidence over its potential outweighs any anxiety over the threat of tariffs.
port-of-savannah  Georgia  Around-the-web  this-week-425  logistics  global-supply-chain 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Ports Off to Strong Start in 2018, but Expansion Needed, Experts Say - Transport Topics
For now, the ports and dray truckers are holding their own regarding moving cargo by operating more efficiently. But officials caution many ports may be about to reach the physical limits of their capacity to expand.
transportation  logistics  global-supply-chain  ports  Around-the-web  this-week-419 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
What Chinese Tariffs Targeting American Crops Will Mean For Farmers - WBUR News
Today, the Chinese government announced tariffs on 128 American products, including food. Pork will be taxed 25 percent, and wine, dried fruit, and nuts are now subject to a 15 percent duty.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  food-industry  food-processing  NAFTA  china  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  globalization  global-supply-chain  supply-chain  logistics  insider-4-12-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
How Medicine's Long, Thin Supply Chain Threatens Americans - WIRED
By offshoring its drug and medical supply manufacturing, the US has put patients and hospitals in a frighteningly precarious position.
industry-reports  biotech  pharmaceuticals  offshoring  healthcare-industry  government-policy  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-415 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Automotive Minute: BMW repeats as largest U.S. automotive exporter - Atlanta Business Chronicle
Utilizing ports across the southern United States, BMW Manufacturing exported 272,346 BMW X models from their Spartanburg, South Carolina plant. BMW Manufacturing reports that nearly 87 percent of those were exported through the Port of Charleston with a U.S. Department of Commerce estimated export value of approximately $8.76 billion. Those numbers represent 16 percent of the total U.S. market share.
global-supply-chain  port-of-charleston  freight-logistics  automotive-industry  south-carolina  BMW  this-week-413  Around-the-web 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Mid-Market Manufacturer Finds New Opportunities to Reshore Parts - Chief Executive
Mitchell supplies parts and wreath rings to companies throughout North America and Europe, and is a preferred parts supplier to furniture, window and computer manufacturers. Mitchell CEO Tim Zimmerman said recently that the company was able to reshore a handle sub-assembly product back to the U.S. last year, offering both increased production and significant cost savings to the client.
case-studies  Around-the-web  this-week-406  cost-of-doing-business  wisconsin  parts-suppliers  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Three Things CEOs Should Do Now to Prepare for the New NAFTA - BCG.com
As the three countries move through their last two rounds of 2017 talks in Mexico City and Washington, DC, the differences in negotiating positions remain wide.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  government-policy  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
How intelligent automation will impact and revitalise global supply chains - Supply Chain Digital
The idea of automation in manufacturing and the supply chain is nothing new - since the earliest days of the industrial revolution we have sought to automate tasks with machines, and lower the cost of manufacturing processes. 
automation  logistics  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-403 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Redesigning the Industry -- an Automotive News special report
A new auto industry is forming, triggered by a reimagining of the vehicle itself. New business models are coalescing, centered on technology innovators, fleet operators, services businesses and platform providers.
How will it all shake out?
automotive-industry  industry-reports  autonomous-vehicles  parts-suppliers  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-403 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
How the revamped Panama Canal is a game-changer for North America - JLL Real Views
The revamped gateway between the Atlantic and Pacific is larger than ever, and so is its impact on the North American shipping industry.
panama-canal  global-supply-chain  logistics  infrastructure  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-399 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
One U.S. Factory Goes Global, While Trump Shrinks the World - The New York Times
If Big Ass Fans stands as refutation to the premature obituaries for American manufacturing, the people running the operation worry about a looming risk. Talk of trade hostilities from Washington could shrink the globe, potentially yielding policy that could limit American exports while impeding access to crucial components of manufacturing.
business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  kentucky  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  OEMs  global-supply-chain  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a NAFTA Overhaul? - HBR
The proposed “border adjustment” that is part of a tax reform package Congress is debating could cause the U.S. dollar to appreciate relative to other currencies. Under the plan, companies would not be able to deduct the cost of imports from their revenue, a move that today enables them to lower their overall tax burden. At the same time, exports and other foreign sales would be made tax free.
global-supply-chain  business-globalization  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA  mexico  canada  this-week-391-top  Around-the-web 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Supply Chains Built for Speed and Customization - MITSloan Management Review
As emerging technologies like 3-D printing begin to bring personalized manufacturing to scale, a new “high-speed bespoke” supply chain model is following suit.
global-supply-chain  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-389 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Our nation's manufacturers need global institutions to be accountable - TheHill
Manufacturers in the United States already face tough competition in the global economy and troublesome actions by some foreign governments. Now, they can add one more challenge to the list: meddling from global institutions like the United Nations that could harm U.S. manufacturing jobs and growth.
business-globalization  government-policy  global-supply-chain  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
A Look Inside Airbus’s Epic Assembly Line - The New York Times
A confluence of political and economic forces has prompted Europe’s
largest airplane manufacturer to place a factory in Alabama —
and to create one of the world’s most gargantuan supply chains.
airbus  alabama  global-supply-chain  shop-floor  assembly-plants  u.s.-manufacturing  Aerospace  freight-logistics  parts-suppliers  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
How a border tax could divide Boeing and its suppliers - Reuters
A U.S. tax overhaul proposed by Republican leaders in Congress would deepen divisions between big manufacturers like Boeing Co and the thousands of smaller companies that supply them, according to suppliers and tax and trade experts.
NAFTA  border-tax  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  mexico  parts-suppliers  global-supply-chain  Aerospace  Boeing  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Rethinking Your Supply Chain in an Era of Protectionism - HBR
Most U.S. and European companies have spent the past 20 years concentrating more and more of their manufacturing in East Asia to reduce costs by exploiting labor-arbitrage opportunities and address the promise of that rapidly growing market. It’s time for them to rethink their supply-chain strategies. Adjusting to new economic realities as well as political and economic uncertainties will require making their supply chains much more resilient.
global-supply-chain  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Georgia’s winning streak with suppliers - Automotive News
While states knock themselves out recruiting job-rich automotive companies, Georgia has zeroed in on a strategy that has attracted more than a dozen foreign suppliers.
automotive-industry  regional-reports  Georgia  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Why one CT producer is investing time, millions to reshore - HartfordBusiness.com
Well before this sitting president's "America First'' campaign and mounting public support for boosting jobs at home, Carey, whose company supplies metal latches, catches and handles to commercial, industrial and military customers, sought to end its reliance on heavily subsidized Chinese raw materials and manufacturers of hardware found on everything from office desks to missile containers.
china  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  connecticut  reshoring  u.s.-manufacturing 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation in supply chains - Deloitte University Press
Supply chains are traditionally linear, but today supply chains are transforming into dynamic, interconnected systems. These digital supply networks integrate information from many different sources to drive production and distribution, potentially altering manufacturing’s competitive landscape.
digital-supply-networks  internet-of-things  industry4.0  global-supply-chain  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-372 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
How Apple Empowers, and Employs, the American Working Class - The New York Times
The region’s economy has deep roots in technology and is home to a number of big tech employers, most notably Dell. Apple’s influence in the area extends beyond the people on its direct payroll. It has 350 suppliers in Texas alone.
apple  regional-reports  Austin  texas  high-tech  industry-reports  call-centers  supply-chain  electronics-industry  backshoring  china  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-371 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Why an ‘Assembled in America’ iPhone Won’t Bring Back Skilled Manufacturing Jobs - Motherboard
Even if Apple brings its manufacturing back to the United States the phone you have in your hands won’t be Made in America, it’ll be Assembled in America.
u.s.-manufacturing  electronics-industry  high-tech-manufacturing  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-370-top 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Operations Extranet by McKinsey & Company - The future is now: How to win the resource revolution
Even though the hurricane-like “supercycle” of double-digit annual price increases that prevailed from the early 2000s until recently has hit land and abated, companies in all sectors need to brace for a new gale of disruption.
natural-resources  Around-the-web  this-week-370  global-supply-chain  energy-costs  water-availability  green-economy  sustainable-development 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
A Fresh Take on Supply Chain Innovation - MIT Sloan Management Review
To optimize logistics, PepsiCo utilizes U.S. warehouses next to seaports that enable it to flow product through both the U.S. East and West Coasts. Domestic U.S. co-packers provide an option to postpone the final packing of the product closer to market. This higher-cost backup alternative would only be implemented in the event of a supply disruption.
global-supply-chain  logistics  warehouse-facility  distribution-centers  disaster-planning  food-processing  Around-the-web  this-week-364  pepsico 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA (For the Most Part) - The National Law Review
Since January 2015, the FTC has issued 46 letters to companies asserting misleading U.S. origin claims on a wide range of products, such as cookware, snow blowers, auto parts and pet products.
shinola  made-in-america  u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-363  free-trade-agreements  FTC 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Kia's U.S. manufacturing arm to use Georgia inland port for parts movements – DC Velocity
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc., the U.S. manufacturing arm of the Korean automaker, will partner with the operator of the state-owned inland port in Cordele to move up to 30,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers of imported parts by rail from the Port of Savannah to Cordele, state officials said today.

Under the partnership, Kia parts will move by rail to Cordele, where they will then be trucked to the automaker's manufacturing plant in West Point, about 126 miles away. The alliance, which will double the amount of traffic now moving through the inland facility, will take 6 million truck miles off of state roads, as well as Georgia's portion of the Interstate Highway System, state officials said. I
inland-ports  intermodal  port-of-charleston  kia  Georgia  south-carolina  logistics  global-supply-chain  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Coal Glut, Environmental Pushback Derail West Coast Port Plans - WSJ
Out of seven West Coast export terminals proposed in the past five years—which combined could have handled over 125 million tons of coal annually—not one has opened.
west-coast-ports  Washington  oregon  energy  coal  logistics  global-supply-chain  asia  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
The New Panama Canal: A Risky Bet - The New York Times
In simple terms, to be successful, the new canal needs enough water, durable concrete and locks big enough to safely accommodate the larger ships. On all three counts, it has failed to meet expectations, according to dozens of interviews with contractors, canal workers, maritime experts and diplomats, as well as a review of public and internal records.
panama-canal  freight-logistics  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-356  infrastructure 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Supplier Collaboration Critical to Success - IndustryWeek
A look at how Pratt & Whitney manages its extended supply chain reveals the importance of working with small suppliers and community colleges.
global-supply-chain  supply-chain  OEMs  community-colleges  aerospace  Around-the-web  applied-research  advanced-manufacturing  workforce-training  connecticut  maine  new-england 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
When Bringing Manufacturing Operations Back to the U.S. is the Right Choice - Gray Construction
It wasn't that long ago when bringing manufacturing operations back to the U.S. was a taboo topic in C-suites and boardrooms across the country. For manufacturers of high-volume, low-cost products, that’s still likely the case. But drastic changes in the global economy over the last two decades—like a rising middle class in China and the changing workforce needs of today’s tech-savvy manufacturers—is opening up more conversations about reshoring, with some companies now following through.
global-supply-chain  backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-348-top 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
No easy solutions to problems plaguing US ports - JOC.com
An ongoing analysis of the factors that contribute to marine terminal congestion has industry experts concluding that ports will probably have to implement at least a half-dozen measures in order to relieve what has become one of the biggest bottlenecks in goods movement.
global-supply-chain  ports  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-347 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Rising Labor Costs And The Decline of Domestic Manufacturing - Inside INdiana Business
Are company executives taking into account all factors? Labor and transportation will make an overseas location look like a cost-effective solution for a manufacturer.  However, the increased direct costs including customs, duties, fees, insurance, intermodal handling, licenses and transportation, decreased productivity, and more play a major factor in costs. 
site-selection-factors  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  labor-costs  offshoring  executive-surveys  market-proximity  Around-the-web  this-week-345  sfp-insider-123 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
In the Global Supply Chain, There’s No ‘Shore’ Thing - Knowledge@Wharton
Offshoring, reshoring, nearshoring — manufacturing and supply chains around the world are undergoing some seismic locational shifts, many of which the conventional wisdom did not see coming, and for reasons that may surprise you.
nextshoring  reshoring  nearshoring  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-344 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Ex-Im Bank still hobbled, says top exec - The Seattle Times
Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg was in Seattle to underscore how the bank’s help to big exporters such as Boeing is crimped by political opponents who haven’t allowed the agency to fill its roster of board members.
ex-im-bank  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-342  global-supply-chain  capital-access 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Car Industry's Recovery Isn't All American - US News
Every U.S. automaker imports parts from overseas to take advantage of less expensive labor, to the point that there are no more cars built completely with parts from the U.S. or Canada, says Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief of Cars.com.
Around-the-web  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  cost-of-doing-business  industry-reports  automotive-industry  this-week-338 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Megatrends - MAPI
Recent shifts in technologies, demographics, and markets have created a new normal for manufacturers. Those that adapt quickly will emerge more innovative and agile than their competitors, but not without undergoing a transformation in everything from the people they hire to how they create value. Every day, hundreds of senior executives rely on MAPI for solutions to these type of challenges, which often don’t fit neatly into an organization chart. These are the big-picture issues, or megatrends, that are dramatically reshaping our industry and that MAPI is uniquely positioned to help its members navigate.
advanced-manufacturing  global-supply-chain  innovation  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-337 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Using Supply Chains to Grow Your Business - HBR
According to a study by the Center for an Urban Future, small businesses that win large supply contracts report average revenue growth more than 250% in the two years after their first sale. The reality is that the vast majority of successfully scaled ventures are not mythical unicorns with billion dollar paper values, but workhorses that plug along, steadily producing results year after year.
global-supply-chain  this-week-332  Around-the-web 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Port of Oakland in Talks to Build 170 Acre Seaport Logistics Complex - Supply Chain 24/7
Port Commissioners gave the go-ahead last Friday authorizing exclusive negotiations between the Port of Oakland and industrial real estate developer CenterPoint Properties to develop the next phase of a 170-acre Seaport Logistics Complex.
port-of-oakland  logistics  industrial-real-estate  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-331  regional-reports  california 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Can – and Should – Western Manufacturing be Saved? - Supply Chain Digest
As a quick note, The "and should" part of these titles came from some legitimate questions as to whether the US and other Western economies were simply headed down a "post manufacturing" economic path, with the ability to compete on a low cost world stage certainly in question. And with the added question of whether a future of low-skill, repetitive manufacturing work is really what is wanted. Maybe Western countries would be better off to just to dispense with the idea and move on.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-recovery  business-globalization  economic-analysis  opinion  Around-the-web  this-week-330  supply-chain  global-supply-chain 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing slowdown has Port of Charleston exporting more empty containers - Post and Courier
More than one-third of the cargo containers that are loaded onto ships at the Port of Charleston have nothing in them — a number that has surged in recent months.
global-supply-chain  exports  business-globalization  economic-analysis  port-of-charleston  Around-the-web  freight-logistics  this-week-329 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Inbound Logistics Requirements for the New Automotive Supply Chain - Supply Chain 24/7
The expectation that suppliers must share in the ownership of the shipping process to ensure products are received in a timely and cost effective manner - essentially, at the right time, in the right container, at the right shipping price, to the right location - requires that they employ advanced analytics and visibility.
global-supply-chain  logistics  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-328 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
For manufacturers, unlocking mineral resources is key to continued growth - TheHill
In 1990, the United States was the largest metallic and industrial minerals-producing country in the world. Now we are seventh. At the same time, our nation has become increasingly dependent on foreign sources, with less than half the minerals consumed by the manufacturing sector sourced from domestically mined resources. As a nation, we are more than 50 percent dependent on imports for 43 key minerals.
natural-resources  supply-chain  global-supply-chain  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-327 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
California, Here We Stay - Inbound Logistics
As part of a new supply chain management and logistics strategy, Yokohama Tire decides to roll with its current operations in the Golden State.
california  site-selection  tire-manufacturing  automotive-industry  logistics  global-supply-chain  rubber-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-326  auto-sfp-10-15 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
5 Ways Companies Can Prepare Their Supply Chains for El Niño - WSJ
The El Niño phenomenon is behind extreme weather patterns seen from India to Panama. With the effects, ranging from heavy rains to severe drought, expected to last for months, companies are reprogramming their supply chains to ensure they can handle whatever storms come their way.
disaster-planning  risk-management  global-supply-chain  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
How an Infrastructure Plan Could Help Build Mexico's Future
Over the past decade, Mexico’s manufacturing output has steadily increased, especially in the automotive, auto parts and electronic sectors. According to AMIA, the association of Mexican automotive producers, Mexico has become the world’s seventh-largest automotive manufacturer in the world, and the fourth-largest vehicle exporter.
nearshoring  business-globalization  automotive-industry  infrastructure  logistics  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-321  auto-sfp-10-15 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
North American seaports 2015 overview and outlook - JLL
Already leading in TEUs, Gulf and eastern seaports are anticipated to capture even more West Coast discretionary cargo when a new Panama Canal opens next year. Demand for industrial space will not transfer equally—there are too many complexities and variables in the movement of goods to portend a macro shift in industrial occupancy. For now, it's a game of wait-and-see.
seaports  global-supply-chain  logistics  industrial-real-estate  commercial-real-estate  panama-canal  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Wal-Mart suppliers grapple with ‘Made in USA’ label challenge - Bangor Daily News
Harold Sirkin, a managing director at Boston Consulting Group, said Wal-Mart’s drive to buy American, and similar moves by big importers such as sportswear maker Nike Inc., are, in part, a response to Chinese labor costs that have hit 61 percent of U.S. levels, compared to 17 percent of U.S. levels 15 years ago. When supply chain and transport costs are figured in, American manufacturers can now compete, he said.
backshoring  wal-mart  nike  u.s.-manufacturing  labor-costs  global-supply-chain  this-week-314  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Logistics Bottlenecks Complicate The U.S. Plastics Boom - Forbes
Thanks to the shale drilling boom, the U.S. chemicals industry is now swimming in cheap feedstock to make more chemicals than ever before. The challenge: how to move all that product to market?
energy  fracking  plastics  industry-reports  logistics  global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-313 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
The top 10 metropolitan port complexes in the U.S. - Brookings Institution
The United States exported and imported $4.0 trillion worth of international goods in 2014, making it the world’s second-largest trader, after China. The responsibility for moving all those products falls to the country’s 400-plus seaports, airports, and border-crossing facilities, though a smaller group does most of the country’s heavy lifting. In fact, ports in just 10 metropolitan areas move 60 percent of all international goods by value.
global-supply-chain  seaports  business-globalization  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-312 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Congestion Crisis? - HBR
With growing congestion a global megatrend, companies have a choice. Either accept it (and its higher costs and lower profits) or take control of your fate with strategic, game-changing actions that cut time and costs from the supply chain.
global-supply-chain  logistics  port-congestion  seaports  highways  transportation  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-311 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
The Shifting Competitive Balance in the Automotive-Supply Industry - BCG
The intensifying competition between rising emerging-market companies and established multinationals remains at the top of the agenda for CEOs.
automotive-industry  automotive-suppliers  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  this-week-311  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map - bcg.perspectives
The expansion of the Panama Canal will be the headline event in shipping in 2016. The $5 billion project promises to reorient the landscape of the logistics industry and alter the decision-making calculus of the shippers that the canal serves.
logistics  global-supply-chain  seaports  panama-canal  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Brian Littlefield, UPS: Skyrocketing Aerospace Growth... - GE Reports
Now, more than ever, a mastery of aerospace logistics is key to success. Without it, the chance for failure grows.
industry-reports  Aerospace  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  logistics  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Top 20 U.S. Ports: Competition Heats-Up for Discretionary Cargo - Supply Chain 24/7
At this time last year, West Coast port congestion was a speculative concern and now that shippers have seen the worst case scenario unfold, many analysts feel that Gulf and East Coast ports are ready to pull in more vessel calls at peak season this year - Is a “battle royale” waiting for the bell?
global-supply-chain  port-congestion  panama-canal  logistics  seaports  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
US business owners can't pass on the Panama Canal expansion - CNBC
The reengineered canal, a project scheduled to be completed in 2016, will accommodate ships that are nearly three times larger than currently allowed. It will create an East Coast port system that will rival that of the West Coast.
panama-canal  global-supply-chain  seaports  Around-the-web  logistics  freight-logistics  this-week-309 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Global Manufacturing Outlook 2015: Preparing for battle - Manufacturers get ready for transformation - KPMG
While it is clear that major transformation is coming to the manufacturing sector, few manufacturers are truly transforming their business models, operating structure, or supply chain in order to survive the battle.
executive-surveys  manufacturing  research&development  advanced-manufacturing  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-308 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Auto Reshoring from Asia to U.S. - Supply & Demand Chain Executive
These announcements are just the latest in a growing trend of auto manufacturers to move production from Asia to North America. Both slumping sales and increased production costs in China, along with the growing complexity and risk of Asia to U.S. supply chains, are forcing manufactures to consider reshoring a large portion of the production.
global-supply-chain  business-globalization  china  fdi-USA  backshoring  onshoring  automotive-industry  south-carolina  volvo  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 North America Ports & Logistics Annual Report - CBRE
The recent congestion at U.S. West Coast ports has placed a spotlight on labor and port efficiencies. In response, supply chain users are exploring diversification strategies that move some portion of inbound cargo to the East and Gulf Coasts.
ports  logistics  global-supply-chain  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Reshoring Isn't a Myth: But It's Not a Phenomenon Either - Knowledge@Wharton
There is actually little reshoring on a net basis in the U.S., while supply chain movements are crisscrossing more than ever. Even within the same company, one department might be outsourcing while another is reshoring.
reshoring  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Airport Outlook 2015: Air cargo is a necessity for some, and an option for most - JLL
Some companies, desperate to replenish their inventories, utilized air freight to bypass recent congestion issues at West Coast seaports, and this inflated air cargo volumes in 2014.
studies  industry-reports  commercial-real-estate  freight-logistics  logistics  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  airports  this-week-303  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
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