Examining the effects of globalization and isolationism on LEGO's global supply chain
A small US manufacturer sells 60% of its products to foreign companies. If the US adopts a protectionist trade stance and increases antidumping duties on foreign countries, there's a good chance foreign countries will respond with duties of their own. As a small player in this international market, what can the US manufacturer do to mitigate the risks that duties destroy their future profitability?
Additive Manufacturing is disrupting the shipping industry’s supply chain by cannibalizing a large part of its storage and shipping business as companies begin to print their parts in-house. UPS is doing its best to respond but can it differentiate itself from its competitors and more importantly from its customers?
Ford should continue manufacturing cars in Mexico–despite Trump's insistence to stop–in order to remain cost-competitive and relevant.
Technology is causing tectonic shifts in the sneaker manufacturing industry. In a period of declining sales and earnings, Nike has to transform its supply chain to stay relevant.
A major Taiwanese manufacturer partners with government officials to bring over 10,000 manufacturing jobs to the American Midwest. But is it built to last?
The crane and hoist industry in India is an extremely complex supply chain challenge. Communication is the driver to success and capitalizing on digitalization will help stay ahead of competition, along with helping to build vendor-to-customer efficiency and confidence.
Tesla has chosen to produce their parts and products in-house. Will this start a new manufacturing trend or lead to the demise of the company?
In a seismic strategic shift, 125-year-old conglomerate General Electric (GE) transformed the future of its supply chain and manufacturing by completing two acquisitions of additive manufacturing (“3-D printing”) companies (Arcam AB and Concept Laser GmbH) for over $1 billion combined […]
Imagine walking into a store, scanning your foot, and receiving a custom tailored running shoe on the same day. Under Armour is turning this vision into reality by leveraging 3D-printing to disrupt the 100-year old cut-and-make footwear manufacturing model.