War in Ukraine Could Have More Supply Chain Implications Other Than Energy

As the war in Ukraine rages on and gas prices around the world have hit driver’s wallets hard, the conflict could have more supply chain impacts other than just the energy sector: The supply of wheat has also been in the conversation lately, but other industries such as automobiles and engineering services could be impacted…

Grain Prices Soar

As the Russian attacks continue on Ukraine, it has sent Grain prices to soar over 16% in recent days. All we’ve heard about since the pandemic started is how supply chains are getting slammed to meet demand. However, e-commerce upstart, Shein, has been blowing the competition away with its fast-fashion model. They’ve grown 220%(!) in…

Chip Shortage Won’t End in 2022, But Could Ease By Latter Half

If you’re tired of hearing about the chip shortage (or all the supply chain shortages), I don’t blame you. But possibly some good news coming later this year, as more investment is being poured into the chip manufacturing industry, AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, believes chip shortages should start to ease in the latter part…

Fleet Management for the Move to More EV Transportation

As companies begin the shift from fossil fuel transportation vehicles to electric vehicles, the switch involves a lot of work and planning. It’s not a quick switch from gas pumps to electric chargers. One company, The Mobility House, is helping with the transition to electric fleets by providing smart management tools for EV charging. The…

GM’s B2B EV’s Making Inroads

General Motor’s introduce their B2B electric vehicle brand, BrightDrop, back in January 2021. At the time, they also announced a deal to supply Fedex with these new electric vehicles. Fast-forward to this January 2022, BrightDrop announced another deal with Walmart for 5,000 electric vehicles. In addition to last year’s deal with Fedex, Fedex also announced…

How Tesla Overcame Supply Chain Issues Where Other’s Couldn’t

The on-going chip shortage has been covered extensively throughout 2021 and now into 2022. Many manufacturers from automobiles, computers, to musical instruments have all been negatively affected by the chip shortage and supply issues. However, Tesla, led by Elon Musk, has managed to overcome many of the supply chain issues and boost deliveries by 87%….

IKEA Raises Prices

If you’ve tried to buy furniture at all in the last year, you’ll know the frustrations of customers having to wait months for any kind of delivery date. Add in the global supply chain challenges, it has been a perfect storm for supply chains around the world. So, inevitably, prices were going to be increasing….

The New “Gold”?

As countries start moving from gas-powered vehicles to electric vehicles, the demand for lithium will soar even more than it is now. Currently, the Earth isn’t short on Lithium, but Lithium miners are having a hard time keeping up with current demand. In this interview with CEO of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, Simon Moores, he explains…

We Have a New Player in the Chip Game

It’s been well-documented about the global chip shortage which affected (and continues to affect) supply for automobiles, appliances, computers and pretty much anything that runs on electricity. Enter the latest player: Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services). Mostly known for their cloud services offering, AWS is now entering the chip game. Promoting their chips as cheaper,…