Chartering Ships to Manage Supply Chains

Retailers including Walmart, Target, and the Home Depot are taking supply chain matters into their own hands.

With the critical holiday season fast approaching, they are not content to rely on suppliers and typical distribution modes to get merchandise to their stores on time.  Rather, they are carrying extra inventory, buying their own shipping modes, and in some cases moving production closer to home or to places deemed less vulnerable to disruption.


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Tesla Makes its Own Chips during Supply Shortage

Tesla can shrug off the chip shortage. The company makes its own chips, and they are better!

Much has been said about the chip shortage plaguing US manufacturers and its effect on car prices. However, this crisis has enabled Tesla to showcase its innovativeness and resilience to supply chain disruptions. As early as 2016, the company started developing a chip with a superior design. It is now reaping the benefits of its foresight and investments.


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Ready to Travel Again? Be Prepared for Flight Delays and Cancellations

 

As air travel picks up this summer, passengers are reminded of the frustrations that come with it.

Long lines at the airports, delays, and even cancellations are to be expected. American Airlines passengers are especially affected because the airline is struggling to fill positions that had been eliminated at the height of the pandemic. What seemed like a sensible cost-saving strategy at the time has caused bottlenecks that are now hindering the economic recovery of the company and annoying its customers.

 


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Ford Ion Park: Vertical Integration for Batteries

Ford is launching a new battery development center called Ford Ion Park in Southeast Michigan.  The center’s purpose is to conduct research on building battery cells for electric cars that are long lasting, quick to charge, and sustainable for the environment.

By preparing to make the batteries in-house, Ford will be less dependent on overseas suppliers and stay competitive with other car makers such as Tesla, Volkswagen, and General Motors.


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