U.S. aviation regulators assessing Boeing Co.’s 737 Max sometimes didn’t follow their own rules, used out-of-date procedures and lacked the resources and expertise to fully vet the design changes implicated in two fatal crashes, a review panel has concluded.
Companies are beginning to realize there’s more to lose from offending consumers who are aware of how cheap plastic products feed global warming, choke oceans, kill wildlife and — more slowly — threaten us. This is especially the case when it comes to packaging.
Challenge: A global food company was experiencing flat revenue and struggling to increase market share with demanding consumer expectations for ingredients and prices. Financial forecast credibility was debated, and plans were not consolidated. With a projected $100-million profit gap, timely accurate data was difficult to receive.
The supply chain continues to substantially transform as businesses become increasingly digitized, global, and networked. Organizations are leveraging a range of systems and partnerships to effectively fulfill orders under tighter timelines and the pressures of greater customer and consumer demands.
In recent years, the supply chain industry has undergone significant changes. With the advent of e-commerce, businesses are under increasing pressure to keep pace with growing customer demands, shorter product lifecycles, and global competition. Multi-enterprise business networks have been an effective first step to meeting these challenges and leveraging the vast potential of this new landscape.
Europe’s relationship with the U.S. has been stretched to the limit by President Donald Trump’s “America First’’ foreign policy. But disputes about aircraft subsidies and auto tariffs coming to a head over the next two months could put the allies in a trade war.