The Trump administration has not been shy to cause controversy in both national and international affairs. With campaign promises to build a wall between the Mexico-United States border and threats to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, organisations must now evaluate the damage that such events will have on their supply chain. To make matters worse, the Trump administration has recently reassigned 750 inspectors away from ports of entry to deal with migration which has created hours-long waits at the border. It is the president’s tougher immigration policy that has now also played a role in the resignation of Kirstjen Nielesen, US Homeland Security Chief.
Stephen hartnettHow will the United States improve their supply chain visibility?
As the automotive industry leans towards a more evolved manufacturing system by producing autonomous vehicles, It’s supply chain transforms from something linear to more of a supply network based on real-time data sharing.
According to Sven Dharamani, Global Automotive Sector Supply Chain Leader at Ernst & Young, the failure to adopt more visible and agile processes is down to the longer model lifecycles that vehicle manufacturing is based on. Some of it is down to the combination of plant location and an ageing workforce.