The global pandemic has added an extra layer of complexity and disruption to the manufacturing supply chain. In response, manufacturers and shipping companies worldwide are shifting gears, re-evaluating their strategies and risk profiles, and scrambling to keep up production. Despite these efforts, the outbreak has already had a significant impact on production, and it’s likely
Apple Inc. kept its business rolling through the coronavirus pandemic this week by launching a new iPad Pro and two new Macs. But that doesn’t mean its supply chain is in the clear. Deliveries of the new products will begin arriving on doorsteps next week. However, production of those devices likely started in early January,
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February 21, 2020 · By Gary Forger, Contributing Editor · NextGen Technologies are tough. In so many ways. They can prove tough to get your arms around. They can be tough to implement and integrate with your processes, which will inevitably change. They are often tough on your people too. But all is not lost.
Last month, I spoke to Raistone Capital about a program it had initiated to speed up the payment of tariff refunds, for a fee, to companies that qualified for a rebate. During the conversation, Dave Skirzenski, Raistone’s CEO, explained that his firm jumped into the supply chain finance business, including supplier financing, when big banks