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“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now. Deemed “too big to fail” by NASA, the weather event will impact supply chains at every stage. As the event starts to take effect, here are ten things you should know about how different weather systems will impact your supply chain.

The Story of China’s Corny Love Affair

You’ve probably heard about America’s love affair with corn. We’re the number one producer of the agricultural hero, whose versatile structure goes into everything from ketchup, to coca-cola, to your car’s fuel. But this week, we’re traveling 7,000 miles from the expansive corn fields of the midwest to a more unlikely corn consumer: China. This … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About the Trans Pacific Partnership, In One Place

The Trans Pacific Partnership was officially passed yesterday, marking the end of a years-long battle for free trade among Pacific Rim countries. But news outlets are still reporting lots of different outcomes and potential hurdles. We’ve gathered the most relevant links and summed them up for you—here’s your one-stop-shop to what’s up with the TPP.

How Much is China’s Market Crash Changing Manufacturing?

Chinese manufacturers are responding to the suffering economy, shaking up the country’s global imports and hurting developing economies. Its ongoing market troubles signal an approaching shift in the way we manufacture high-tech goods. Here’s the status of manufacturing amidst China’s market woes:

Is E-Commerce Changing Black Friday for Good?

Holiday shopping logistics can present a number of headaches to supply chain managers. This season, the rise of online shopping gets thrown into the mix, forcing companies to rethink their normal Black Friday preparations.