- THE MAGAZINE
Articles by Gail Dutton
Even those companies that assess their supply chain risk miss important risk factors.
In the world of “gotta have it now,” eCommerce is defining small-package shipping.
Regs and new products drive the cold chain and carriers respond with new facilities and services.
New Anti-corruption Law Take Effect in February. With a new anti-corruption law scheduled to take effect January 28, 2014, Brazil is increasing the legal exposure of companies operating within its borders, while simultaneously moving to honor the “Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions” promulgated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
While jurisdictions and special interests do battle, the impact on supply chains begins to show.
Final regulations are not yet written; the challenge is not any one regulation but the cascade of regulations.
Calls for EU Cloud Strengthen. Revelations about data gathering by the National Security Administration (NSA) may actually damage the ability of American companies to conduct business abroad.
The transportation modes supporting extended supply chains around the world are getting cleaner and more efficient.
If you think it needs licensing, check. As the U.S. Army prepares to leave Afghanistan in 2014, many logistics providers also are pulling out. Logenix is staying. A specialist in war-torn and remote regions, it sees opportunities in the building boom that is affecting Afghanistan and Pakistan, and has long experience managing the risks and vagaries of war-torn regions.
GMO labeling laws could complicate supply chain compliance. This summer hasn’t been good for genetically modified crops. In the past two months, fears of genetic modifications have caused Japan and Korea to ban imports of rice from the Pacific Northwest. Hawaiian activists lobbied against Bill 2491 to prohibit use of experimental pesticides on experimental genetically modified crops.