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India-China Border Conflict:
Implications for Global Supply Chains

Bilateral tensions have escalated between China and India following a deadly border clash in the Himalayan Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on June 15. The border standoff has occurred at various points along the 3,500 kilometers (2,200-miles) stretch of the India-China border, most of which remain demarcated. Learn more…

Managed Transportation Service Providers Compete On Their Tech Stack

I’ve completed a market study and I am nearing the completion of a supplier selection guide on the managed transportation service (MTS) industry. I’ve had conversations with executives across the industry. One way these logistics service providers (LSP) compete is on the quality of the technology they use to plan and execute loads...

US-Mexico truck crossings saw major decline across Texas in May

For the second straight month, international truck crossings dropped dramatically at ports across Texas. The World Trade and Colombia Solidarity bridges in Laredo, Texas, saw 68,473 fewer commercial truck crossings from Mexico in May compared with May 2019, according to the city of Laredo. The 33% decline in truck traffic at Port...

USMCA Trade Agreement:
Implications for North American Manufacturing Supply Chains

On December 10, 2019, Canada, Mexico, and the United States signed a protocol officially amending the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal that will replace the previous North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which has been in effect for 26 years since 1994. Learn more...

COVID-19: Challenges in the Automotive Industry Amid Factory Restarts in Europe

In early April, more than 1 million of Europe’s auto workers had been furloughed, according to data released by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association. Making up 11 percent of all manufacturing jobs in the European Union, the sector carries heavy economic importance for the entire continent. Learn more…

The COVID-19 Pandemic Disrupts
Food and Beverage Supply Chains in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the U.S. food and beverage supply chains. COVID-19 related restrictions and measures have prevented facilities from operating at full capacity, causing halted operations, bottlenecks in processing and packaging, short-term shortages, and price increases. Learn more…

COVID-19 Outbreak in Brazil:
Effect of Lockdown Measures on Supply Chains

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to nationwide supply chain and logistics disruptions in Brazil, which has the potential to adversely impact operations across South America. State restrictions on movement have adversely impacted staff attendance, leading to decreased capacity in component production and cargo delivery. Learn more…