Moving to Mexico

With all the global supply chain shocks of the last two to three years, supply chain managers are mitigating supply chain risks by increasing supplier relationships where it used to be around 1-2 suppliers to now 3-4 different suppliers. Not only that, but in 2020, American manufacturers sourced materials from six times more suppliers in…

CP Rail Strike Could Add to Supply Chain Woes

Global pandemic, decades-long inflation highs, unprecedented floods, war in Ukraine, sky-high gas prices. Apparently that’s not really enough bad news to supply chains, so let’s throw in a railway strike! Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P. Rail) workers, Canada’s second largest railway, is at risk of going on strike – potentially causing even more headaches to supply…

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…