Return on ‘Integrity’: The next performance metric?

In this era of data analytics, almost all decisions are the result of a digital solution of some sort. The same goes for supply chain management, a function that has embraced many levels and types of technology necessary to analyze and choreograph the global shipment of parts and products. Pivot tables and regression analysis can […]

Making sense from the noise for the future of logistics

The Automotive Supply Chain and Logistics 2018 report, from Automotive Logistics and Ti, will help manufacturers and service providers navigate the technological and market requirements reshaping the supply chain Convergence between the automotive and high-tech sectors isn’t a theory or prediction any more. Vehicles are as connected as smartphones, programmed with millions more lines of […]

Automakers-supplier ties take a hit

One more sign that automakers are under pressure from a spate of new industry challenges — their relations with suppliers have worsened. A survey of parts companies for North America’s biggest automakers to be released this week finds that suppliers give their customers lower grades for relations than they did last year. The business barometer […]

How to manage warranty, regulatory and 
commercial litigation risks in the auto supply chain

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post written by Partner Mark Aiello and Senior Counsel Andrew Fromm of Foley & Lardner. Elevated warranty charges for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are expected to continue in 2018, and automotive suppliers can expect to continue paying a higher share of these expenses. Because OEM purchase orders and […]

NAFTA Nations to Meet Again, Mexico Says Deal ‘Possible’ in Days

Negotiators are plowing ahead to try to secure a deal by May 1, which is also when temporary exemptions for U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada and Mexico are due to expire, sources say. The U.S. and its NAFTA partners are stepping up efforts to reach a tentative deal in the coming […]

As supply chains go digital, a war of words unfolds

When Supply Chain Dive recently published an article, we ran into a style question. Which was the correct term: digitization or digitalization? Were they the same? Did it matter which term we used? After doing some research and consulting colleagues, the answer was only slightly more clear. It turns out that not everyone agrees on a […]

What does Industry 4.0 mean for the supply chain network?

The Industry 4.0 revolution is well and truly underway and is redefining traditional manufacturing processes once and for all. The manufacturing industry is moving towards a more digitised, automated, agile and, ultimately, efficient operation and there is no better example of this than in the supply chain network. In today’s world, the supply chain is […]

Emotional intelligence test: 5 self-evaluation tools for leaders

EQ is a critical soft skill for leaders. Evaluate yours with an emotional intelligence test Emotional intelligence, the ability to understand and manage one’s own emotions as well as influence the emotions of others, can make the difference between a good leader and a great one. A leader with a high degree of emotional intelligence, […]

US Toyota, Lexus models will have DSRC connectivity from 2021

Toyota and Lexus will use Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems to connect cars in the US, starting with the 2021 model year. The goal is to adopt the car-to-car communication protocol across most of the brands’ models by the mid-2020s. Toyota said adoption of the communication technology will let vehicles’ intelligent systems collaborate more broadly […]

What 48 hours in Middle America taught me about supply chains

As an East Coast city dweller, I tend to think of the Midwest as a place with rolling plains, tornado shelters (I watched the Wizard of Oz A LOT as a child) and people who say “pop.” While my recent trip to Springfield, Missouri, confirmed I wasn’t exactly wrong, Middle America is so much more […]