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Potential Impacts on the World’s Supply Chains From Changing Trade Policies
| January 6, 2019
The GMT Shipping & Logistics Group is an expanding global network of companies that offer a growing range of supply chain management services.
Article | February 19, 2020
The transportation management trends for 2020 reflect a growing consensus that new technology and visibility will define the successes of the future supply chain. Adoption rates for new services and cloud-based technologies are climbing, and the global transportation management system (TMS) is expanding. In fact, according to FreightWaves, the global TMS market will achieve a compound annual growth rate of 19.13% through 2024.
Article | February 26, 2020
The COVID-19 virus event has been a supply chain risk waiting to happen. A virus is not a ‘black swan’ event, but a ‘known-unknown’. The potential risks and likely consequences of a new virus were evident at the time of the SARS virus of 2002-3 and the H1N1 virus of 2009. The difference between then and now is that the global economy has changed. China’s economy is about four time larger than when the SARS virus event occurred, which has influenced region trade lanes to be more dependent on China.
Article | February 18, 2020
Like it has for many industries, technology is changing the game for the automotive sector – and the effects are now being felt down companies’ supply chains. As the intense focus on autonomous vehicles and electrification shows no signs of abating, automotive companies have a lot to think about as 2020 unfolds. Warranty issues should top that list. The shift from human drivers to some level of autonomous driving means companies must rethink how they deal with warranty risks, beginning at the contracting phase.
Article | March 2, 2020
At the beginning of Terminator 2, Sarah Connor has a surreal moment when she realizes she must trust her previous nemesis, played by Schwarzenegger, to protect her son from a newer-version Terminator sent back by Skynet to kill her child. The audience already knows Schwarzenegger’s model 101 Terminator android is outmatched. The newer T-1000 prototype is made from a ‘mimetic polyalloy,’ a liquid metal that can change shape at will. As incredible as Schwarzenegger’s Terminator might be, the audience realizes this new machine is far superior, and that Sarah and John are doomed.
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