Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains how restrictions on supplies from China led to U.S. companies entering the mask and N95 respirator market. “China, realizing that they have a crisis on their hands, restricted the export of all masks to the United States,” said Handfield. “So, while those companies were still
Once again, the Drucker Institute has put together a list of the “Top 250 Best Managed Companies”, which was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal. And like last year, the ratings put forth by the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative remain an instrumental component of the ratings, and are the only two major indicators used in
The trade war between the U.S. and China already had American companies rethinking their relationships with manufacturers in China. Then came two additional nails in the coffin. The first was the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law on Jan. 29, and the second was the outbreak of the coronavirus strain COVID-19. U.S.
The new year has brought with it an increased effort by companies to assess, anticipate and react to global supply risk. In this conversation with SupplyChainBrain Editor-in-Chief Bob Bowman, Jim Wetekamp, CEO of Riskonnect, lays out the major issues and programs that managers are pursuing today, to shore up the security of their end-to-end supply
Top trucking executives are breathing a sigh of relief after a California judge recently issued an injunction against Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), a law governing owner-operators that potentially could be very disruptive to trucking operations in the nation’s most populous state. Truck drivers are divided on AB5, a California law that limits when workers can