June 2017 Archive

June 20, 2017
GM Expects To Move 600 Supplier Jobs From Mexico to Texas (WSJ)

GM is one of several manufacturers rethinking the wisdom of shipping intermediate products through far-flung supply chains. Once thought of as a strategy to lower costs, overreliance on a global parts network is perceive to be a risky bet due to political shifts, protectionist measures and even natural disasters.

June 17, 2017
The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy (NYT)

Larger companies that are good at supply chain management and technology can spread those more-or-less fixed costs around more total sales, enabling them to keep prices lower than a niche player and entrench their advantage.