Japan’s Three Major Ocean Carriers Plan to Merge in Mid 2017
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Japan’s Three Major Ocean Carriers Plan to Merge in Mid 2017

The 2008 financial crisis put the global container industry in turmoil. Since then, the road to recovery has been long and difficult. Even A.P. Moeller-Maersk, the biggest shipping company in the world, has cut costs and adjusted its operations accordingly. Around the world, several ocean carrier mergers have occurred in order to keep companies in…

How Brexit Will Affect Supply Chains in the United States
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How Brexit Will Affect Supply Chains in the United States

Only a few months have passed since the Brexit vote happened, but many people don’t understand that Britain hasn’t actually left the EU yet. What the Brexit vote did is require Britain to give the EU a two-year formal notice that the country will be leaving. Britain hasn’t actually given its notice to the EU…

How to Fix Outdated Transportation Infrastructure in the United States
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How to Fix Outdated Transportation Infrastructure in the United States

Infrastructure across the United States is crumbling. Roads, highways, and bridges need serious attention. However, legislators don’t always agree on how to fix the widespread problems or how to pay for them. As a result, poor infrastructure is taking a toll on supply chains in the United States, with no long-term solution in sight.

Increasing Food Recalls Strain Supply Chains
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Increasing Food Recalls Strain Supply Chains

Listeria, salmonella, E. coli, and other foodborne illnesses have made numerous headlines in 2016, forcing companies to recall affected food products. This places tremendous strain on their supply chains. Take a look at what companies go through when they recall a product and how this affects their operations and the economy.

Warehouses Are Hiring Humans Again Instead of Robots
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Warehouses Are Hiring Humans Again Instead of Robots

Manufacturing workers have been losing their jobs to robots for several years. However, a surge in the number of customized orders has caused factories to start hiring humans again. This could lead to a new normal with coworking among humans and robots. Take a closer look at current hiring trends in the manufacturing industry.

Imports Made With Forced Labor Are Banned in the United States
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Imports Made With Forced Labor Are Banned in the United States

Over the past few years, advocacy organizations and consumers alike have brought attention to slave labor and other forced labor situations present in supply chains. As a result, many companies have committed to researching their procurement line to ensure that they don’t rely on these practices. Now, President Obama has signed a law that requires…