Tag - Manufacturing

Indefinite Lockdown Disrupts Key Manufacturing Sectors Across Malaysia

Executive Summary To deal with a growing number of COVID-19 cases, authorities in Malaysia implemented a nationwide movement control order, known as MCO 3.0, in mid-May which was further upgraded to a nationwide “total lockdown” in early June.Several areas that host key manufacturing industries in the country have been subject...

Manufacturing Supply Chains Brace for Impact Amid Looming Shortage of Natural Rubber

Executive Summary As supply chain managers continue to face the ripple effects from a global semiconductor shortage, medical equipment and car makers are now on high alert due to the growing threat of scarce natural rubber supplies that has intensified over the past 12 months amid the global outbreak of...

Production Issues at TDI Plants in Europe May Impact Automotive and Aerospace Manufacturers

As production remains disrupted at the two largest chemical producers of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) in Europe, downstream customers in the aerospace and automotive industries that depend on this chemical material for various final applications have faced higher prices and canceled orders in recent weeks. With German chemical makers BASF...

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...