Supply Chain Disruptions Across Industries Fueled by Unrest in Middle East

The Gulfstream G280 jet—a preferred transportation mode for many senior corporate executives, professional athletes, and entertainers—is encountering production delays due to ongoing hostilities in the Israel-Hamas war.

General Dynamics’ G280 is experiencing supply interruptions on raw materials sourced throughout the region. The conflict in the Middle East and attacks on the Red Sea have caused shippers to consider alternative (and longer) routes than through the Suez Canal, leading to parts delays, shortages and higher costs.

In addition to the […]

McDonald’s and Reusable Dine-In Packaging

McDonald’s has 21 reusable containers for dine-in customers in France, including red plastic containers for fries, clear plastic beverage glasses, and white plastic cups for chicken nuggets.

French law mandated these changes, which were implemented in 2023.

While McDonald’s has worked hard over the years to be more environmentally conscious with its packaging, it firmly believes that this new model “doesn’t work.”  Cost, convenience, sustainability, and operational issues related to this law are complex, and the overall impact remains to be seen.


Pandora Jewelry Made with Recycled Metal by Mid-2024

Beating its target by a year, the Danish company Pandora expects to source only recycled gold and silver by mid-2024.

Pandora is considered the largest jewelry company in volume of products sold. Last year 97% of its gold and silver were from recycled sources, and the company has made rapid progress on the goal it set back in 2020.

In another important step towards sustainability, Pandora already only uses lab-grown diamonds.


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Dimensions of Quality for an AI Head

Do you have questions?  WEHEAD has answers.

This interesting new product innovation takes the functionality of ChatGPT and adds an interactive talking head to keep you company, find answers for you, or help with a host of other tasks.

This “companion/employee of the future” may need some redesign to operate more reliably, but it offers some interesting glimpses into what the future may hold.


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