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Asia manufacturers say the pandemic driven trade boom is fading

Clothing companies and gadget makers are among manufacturers across Asia seeing early signs of cooling demand from their global customers as soaring inflation takes hold.

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US Retail Sales Rise Strongly, Manufacturing Output Accelerates

The broad rise in retail sales reported by the Commerce Department on Tuesday suggested demand was holding strong despite high inflation and souring consumer sentiment.

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5 ways to manage suppliers during disruption

Contract clauses and long-term deals are some ways large organizations can deepen vendor relationships and ensure supply.

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6 sourcing strategies for reshoring and nearshoring

Companies looking to gain greater control and minimize disruptions are turning to domestic supply chains. Here’s what to consider first.

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An Overview of Demurrage and Detention Charges for Import Cargo

Demurrage and detention charges are intensively unpleasant for the customers who use container transportation. On the other hand, these charges are crucial tools for carriers to keep container flow and yard stock. We will examine what are these charges and their purposes. We will also try to find out some ways to avoid these charges.

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‘One thing after another’: More disruption looms over semiconductor market

Supply chain issues in the semiconductor industry could worsen, experts warn, because of disruptions to a major raw materials supplier and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Are the Risks of Global Supply Chains Starting to Outweigh the Rewards? – Part Two

The conflict in Ukraine is only the latest jolt to global supply chains. Disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, climate-related events, and geopolitical tensions were already undermining their rationale. As companies rethink sourcing, they will have to consider new factors concerning geography and geopolitics, logistics, decarbonization and sustainability, and suppliers’ health.

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Are the Risks of Global Supply Chains Starting to Outweigh the Rewards? – Part One

The conflict in Ukraine is only the latest jolt to global supply chains. Disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, climate-related events, and geopolitical tensions were already undermining their rationale. As companies rethink sourcing, they will have to consider new factors concerning geography and geopolitics, logistics, decarbonization and sustainability, and suppliers’ health.

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The biggest risk to the global economy no one is talking about

Analysts are ringing warning bells, but say investors aren't properly assessing how serious the global economic fallout might be from these prolonged isolation orders.

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How the US Can Reshore Semiconductor Manufacturing?

It still may require cooperation with foreign companies and allied nations.

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