The cost of moving commodities like coal and iron ore across the world’s oceans is surging as China lifts cargo purchases. Whether the rally will withstand the economic aftershocks of the coronavirus is a thornier question.
This year has served as a potent reminder that we live in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. The vulnerability of supply chains to major global events has become the subject of daily mainstream news reports. While the automotive manufacturing and after-market supply chain isn’t as high-profile as those involved in food or toilet paper, there’s no doubt the industry is under enormous pressure to respond to a rapidly evolving new normal.
Digital technology empowers the industry to effectively navigate the choppy waters of an uncertain supply-chain future, and helps businesses to continuously improve the bottom line. Read this report to find out the top five challenges that digital solutions help companies to address.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:00 to Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:00
ON DEMAND WEBINAR
Three Actions You Can Take Today to Prepare for Tomorrow
Disruption occurs with no warning. Your supply chain's business network must be prepared to react seamlessly to disruption with minimal impact to your business. Join St. Gobain and IBM to learn three key actions your organization can take today to prepare for tomorrow's business network challenges. Explore how cloud, AI and process automation provide business value with real-world use cases.
You will learn about:
Modernizing to the cloud
Digitizing and automating manual processes
Infusing analytics into your Network
Jeannine Calandra, Senior Sterling Offering Manager, IBM Corporation
Chase Shelby, EDI Admin, Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America
Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief, SupplyChainBrain
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:00 to Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:00
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) took effect on July 1, 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which had been in place since 1994.
The USMCA retains most core NAFTA provisions, but with updates and revisions affecting industries and businesses with varying degrees of severity. Some businesses will notice hardly any differences at all, while others, most notably the automotive sector, will be significantly affected. The new trade agreement also modernizes the North American trade relationship, with new provisions for digital trade and intellectual property, and incentives directed at small/medium-sized businesses.
Join Livingston International and Purolator International for this webinar to gain an understanding of the specifics of the USMCA, and opportunities for U.S. businesses in the Canadian market.
You will learn:
• Specific regulatory and policy implications, including the elements of NAFTA left in place, new USMCA provisions, documentation/compliance procedures and recordkeeping requirements.
• E-commerce/Retail opportunities resulting from a change in Canada's de minimis threshold value, and relaxed customs requirements for low-value shipments.
• Potential duty savings achieved by rerouting U.S. imports arriving from Asia or Europe.
• Lifting of the "cloud of uncertainty" that hung over the U.S./Canada trade relationship in recent years.
• Revised automotive requirements, intended to boost sales among U.S. parts suppliers.
• Provisions designed specifically to encourage small businesses to engage in cross border trade.
You will leave the webinar with a greater understanding of the USMCA's key provisions, along with insight about how your business could—and should—take advantage of these new opportunities.
Janet Takushi, Senior Consultant, Livingston International
Paul Tessy, Senior Vice President, Purolator International