Not up to Promethean Standards: Greece’s Pharmaceutical Supply Chain is Worryingly Weak

This Sunday, July 12th, will mark what some consider to be the most important moment in the European Union’s history: the Eurozone leader meeting that will determine whether or not a “Grexit” is necessary. As analysts debate the likelihood of a...

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Future of Global Trade is Up in the Air

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data this month that shows global demand for air freight has slowed considerably through May. The smallest growth in 2015 so far, May demand increased by 2.1 percent while capacity...

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From Paper to Plastic: How 3D Printing Can Change the Global Supply Chain

Last week, an auto startup released a new type of supercar known as “The Blade”. It looks sleek, can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 2.2 seconds, and has already garnered a lot of attention from car enthusiasts. But its most intriguing selling...

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Southeast Asian Pirates: Nothing to Shiver your Timbers Over

The Economist reported this week on the rise of pirates in Southeast Asian waters. With one third of the world’s freight traveling through these waters, the region would naturally be a hotspot for pirate activity. And while Malaysia managed to...

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What Can the Avian Flu Outbreak Teach You About Your Supply Chain?

Since May, 47 million birds across 15 ofthe United States have been put down as a result of hundreds of confirmed cases of the Avian Flu. 25% of the country’s egg production has been affected, drastically limiting the supply and raising the cost...

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TPA Passes in the Senate, Makes Way for Trans Pacific Partnership Fast Track

When the TAA failed in the House earlier this month, there was talk of Obama’s big Pacific Rim trade deal falling apart. Now, though, things are looking up for the President. On Tuesday night, a Senate filibuster on fast-track legislation ended,...

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If You Recall: How to Learn from Takata, Nestle, and Others

It turns out that some Takata employees knew about the faulty airbags. According to a report released by the Senate Commerce Committee, employees at Takata’s Mexico plant were aware of poor manufacturing practices years before Takata agreed to...

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In Chains: How to Approach Human Trafficking in your Supply Chain

Are You Linked to Forced Labor?

It’s a problem the Atlantic suggested is “too massive to solve”, and its survivors provide nightmarish evidence of the dark side of global commerce. Human trafficking – the recruitment of workers by means of force...

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Tighten Up: India and China boost medical device regulations

India and China have both recently introduced new regulation that will impact medical device manufacturers. India’s Department of Pharmaceuticals released a document titled “National Medical Device Policy, 2015” that delineates a new pricing...

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