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MHI Blog—Years of globalization, growth, mergers, acquisitions and changing customer behavior have taken their toll on supply chains.





New research by DHL Supply Chain found that, as a result, 32% of firms are currently operating more than 10 discrete supply chains. Operating within this complex supply chain web proves to be inefficient, costly and can slow speed to market. It also provides little to no agility to respond to real-time market dynamics and exposes firms to quality gaps and risk.
 

Forbes—Supply chain executives at companies with global supply chains are paying close attention to what happens surrounding import tariffs and trade rules now that Donald Trump is the President elect.  On the campaign trail Trump promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, threatening to impose punitive tariffs on goods imported from Mexico.  Similarly, Mr. Trump threatened to levy punitive duties on goods made in China. Carrier and Ford have already responded by promising to keep more production in the U.S.
 

Material Handling & Logistics—As 2017 approaches, the world looks to have unprecedented changes. A surprise Presidential election, continued uncertainty in the global economy, and the rise of several technological innovations which have the potential to disrupt supply chains. Smart leaders have already started to plan their responses. While many people will start thinking of their personal New Year’s resolutions for the coming year, here are 10 supply chain resolutions that smart leaders should consider.
 

EBN—Lately, a lot of attention has been focused on the millennial workforce. Perhaps, that's to be expected: Today, this group has the the largest percentage of the current workforce.




The good news is that that every group, whether Millennial, Baby Boomer, or Generation X, brings something special to the mix. 
 
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Supply Chain Digital—According to a recent study, the top issues concerning global supply chains next year will be shorter lead times, time to deliver and risk minimization.





In the Global Trade Management Agenda 2017, a survey from AEB, 72.9 percent of experts surveyed consider the trend toward faster and faster speeds to be an important or even very important challenge in the coming year.
 

CNN—More manufacturing jobs are coming soon to America, courtesy of China.




In October, Chinese garment manufacturer Tianyuan Garments Co. sealed a deal to acquire a defunct 100,000-square foot metal fabrications plant in Little Rock, Arkansas.
 
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on: Closing the Skills Gap.

Finding qualified employees for the supply chain industry may currently be difficult, but work is being done to ensure this changes in the future.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

 

MHI Blog—While at the 2016 MHI Annual Conference, Ben Ames of DC Velocity interviewed CEO George Prest of MHI as part of the Supply Chain Thought Leaders Video Series, presented by DC Velocity and MHI.
 

The Wall Street Journal—An approaching World Trade Organization deadline makes higher prices likelier for European goods made with parts and materials imported from China.




On Dec. 11, the European Union could grant China "market economy status," making it harder under WTO rules for the EU to protect its industries from what it deems as unfair trade practices by Beijing.
 
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EBN—What is the future of the digital supply chain? What are the game changers that will drive transformation? How should companies prepare? Insights from a Global Experts Group of 24 supply chain leaders from a wide range of industries, along with surveys of hundreds of global companies are featured in a new report – Digital Supply Chains: A Frontside Flip – recently researched and produced by The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) in partnership with the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org).
 

RetailWeek—New white paper reveals how to achieve end-to-end visibility in a multi-tier manufacturing supply chain and save money in the process.
 

Supply Chain Management Review—The best supply chains are more than a collection of technologies and processes. As supply chain evolves from tactical to strategic, they enable a company’s go-to-market strategy and competitive position.
 

MHI Blog—The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is working with emergency management and nonprofit organizations responding to the devastating wildfires in Tennessee and throughout the Southeast. ALAN is seeking donations of forklifts and pallet jacks for use in distribution of relief supplies.
 
MHI’s new Career Forum  enables manufacturing and supply chain professionals to view current job postings of MHI member companies. Go to http://www.mhi.org/careers to find the perfect opportunity for you.
 
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Material Handling & Logistics—Brexit. Trump. Over 20 major countries with unsettled leadership. How’s a business owner supposed to make good strategic decisions under these circumstances?




First, remember there is a big difference between what has happened, what will definitively happen, and what might happen.
 

MHI Blog—So you got through the school thing and now you get to do the job thing. What now? There are all sorts of little things that can be super helpful while on the job, but they don’t necessarily teach you in school. Here are a couple things we rounded up.
 

Raconteur—Managing the supply chain while expanding into new territories presents fresh challenges in five important areas.
 
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