From China’s rising wages to higher transportation costs and increasing incidents of disruption, supply chain interests have endured monumental change over the past four years. It started with the 2008-09 recession, which forced third-party logistics providers and other supply chain interests to dramatically change their business models as retailers slashed inventories, adopted revolutionary environmental initiatives and reduced costs by any means possible. The environmental pressure has been equally strong — if not stronger — among federal, state and local governments, part of a new regulatory environment that is challenging companies up and down the global supply chain. Internationally, supply chains are as long as ever, but the debate over near-sourcing and reshoring is accelerating as fuel prices surge. Amid all the changes, technology providers are rushing out new products to help companies navigate the regulatory and trade minefield.
This webcast, timed in the aftermath of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Annual Global Conference, will analyze the state of global supply chains, how 3PLs are responding to ever-growing customer needs and the state of near-sourcing and reshoring of manufacturing in the U.S. and Mexico.
Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor at Large, The Journal of Commerce
Speakers: James B. Rice Jr., Deputy Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Director, MIT Integrated Supply Chain Management Program, Director, MIT CTL Supply Chain Exchange
Richard D. Armstrong, Chairman, Armstrong & Associates
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