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Supply Chain Risk At Its Lowest Level For 18 Months: But It May Not Last.

According to the latest study from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K and Dun & Bradstreet, the level of risk in global manufacturing supply chains in Q2 of this year hit its lowest level for 18 months, after decreasing for…
Popular Discussions According to the latest study from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. and Dun & Bradstreet, the level of risk in global … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-risk-its-lowest-level-18-months-it-may-not-last/

Is Next-Shoring A More Realistic View of Global Manufacturing?

For all the current bluster we now hear about reshoring and “bringing manufacturing home”, perhaps this much-publicized trend is temporary at best. The bigger picture, in which localization, proximity, innovation, skills, and digital technologies dominate…
For some time now, we have been tracking a fundamental shift in the way global manufacturers redefine their supply chains and rethink their production footprints around the world … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/next-shoring-more-realistic-view-global-manufacturing/

Redefining Auto Supply Chains: Honda Moves Production Closer to American Markets

Japan’s Honda is boosting its production capacity in the U.S. and Brazil to be closer to key American growth markets. This is yet another example of the transformation of supply networks currently underway across the global auto sector as companies seek t…
Popular Discussions Japan’s Honda is boosting its production capacity in the U.S. and Brazil to be closer to key American growth markets. This is yet another example of th… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/redefining-auto-supply-chains-honda-moves-production-closer-american-markets/

Are Manufacturing Supply Chains Ripe For Renewal?

Fundamental shifts in market demand, the emergence of close-to-market production strategies, and the need to reduce global risk are beginning to transform modern manufacturing supply chains, agreed a senior group of Manufacturing Leadership Council member…
Popular Discussions Fundamental shifts in market demand, the emergence of close-to-market production strategies, and the need to reduce global risk are beginning to transform mo… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/are-manufacturing-supply-chains-ripe-renewal/

U.S. Exports to China Boom

What does $104 billion buy in China? A lot of products from the United States, including crops, computers, chemicals, planes, and, well, junk.
What does $104 billion buy in China? A lot of products from the United States, including crops, computers, chemicals, planes, and, well, junk. Those are the top five exports fr… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/us-exports-china-boom/

Global Sourcing and Production: The Long-Term View

The thrilling and alarming insurrections in the Middle East and the resulting jump in oil prices--not to mention the earthquake in Japan--have served to remind manufacturers that it’s a big, scary world out there. At times such as these, it can be temptin…
The thrilling and alarming insurrections in the Middle East and the resulting jump in oil prices--not to mention the earthquake in Japan--have served to remind manufacturers that … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-sourcing-and-production-long-term-view/

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