How to Beat Black Friday

Black Friday entices everyone, from year-round shopaholics to the more frugal among us. Long-awaited deals on the hottest items bring holiday shoppers out in droves every year. As usual, electronics sales have spiked during the month of November....

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Climate Change and the Supply Chain

As climate change risks grow — rising sea levels, change in precipitation patterns, extreme droughts and heat waves, and intensification of hurricane events — global supply chains are vulnerable to major disruptions. In consideration of this new...

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Becoming the Next Auto Hub

Global car makers are facing massive costs to quickly develop new technologies by delving into the production of lower-emission cars and self-driving cars. The competition to be on top of the automotive industry means creating unusual...

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Hurricane Irma: Updates and Impacts

Despite Irma’s downgraded intensity as it moves further inland into the United States, its impact escalated at a steady pace nonetheless. Fortunately, lengthy preparations well in advance managed to mitigate the probability of more extensive...

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Hurricane Irma: What We Know So Far

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the US remains vigilant for the brewing “extremely dangerous” category 5 hurricane that is expected to hit Florida and the Caribbean. The details of Hurricane Irma’s arrival have yet to emerge, but its looming...

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Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

As a center of petro-chemical industry and a conduit of trucking and rail out of Mexico, the key supply chain hub is currently devastated by Hurricane Harvey. With a growing death toll, many more injured, and a cumulative 50 inches of expected...

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Costly Supply Chain Delays in iPhone 8

To mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year, Apple is set to launch its flagship iPhone 8 along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The highly anticipated iPhone 8 is rumored to feature a bezel-less design, stainless steel, glass...

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Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?

After unsuccessful dialogue with China in April, the U.S. government began working on a proposition in June to impose tariffs and fines on foreign-sourced steel, suggesting that all pipelines operating on American soil use only American-sourced...

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China's Growing Role in the Automotive Industry

China is emerging as a superpower in more ways than one. As its role in the automotive supply chain has expanded, China has impacted key players; from domestic component manufacturers to the world’s biggest automakers. This feat can be attributed...

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