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Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

By Frances Zyra Mella | November 30, 2016

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2015 was a big year in terms of logistics and globalization for Amazon, who began making their way into the shipping industry, registering in China as a freight forwarder and a shipping broker for 12 routes, including Shanghai to Los Angeles and Hamburg.

The Role of Traceability in the Pharma Supply Chain

By Paula Lucero | November 16, 2016

The U.S. government is making a big push for pharma traceability, hoping to quell the amount of counterfeit drugs imported into the country. But that’s no easy feat in such a huge supply chain.

Will Tesla's New Roof Disrupt the Solar Industry?

By Mary Angela Cortes | November 15, 2016

Tesla recently released solar tiles that offer an alternative to solar panels and traditional roofing shingles, providing an aesthetic and technical improvement to appeal to wider audiences.

Post-Election Supply Chain Predictions

By Elementum News Desk | November 14, 2016

From the end of globalization to a surge in raw material prices, analysts have a lot to say about the Trump presidency. The overwhelming consensus, though, is that we just don’t know how Trump’s first term will play out.

Can Auto Industry Hero Carlos Ghosn Reboot Troubled Mitsubishi Motors?

By Joseph Tanador | November 2, 2016

  • About half a billion dollars in savings forecast next year
  • Chief executives will be reshuffled
  • Ghosn to chair three companies: Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Renault
  • Rebuilding consumer trust is Ghosn’s main priority

Supply Chain Lessons From Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7

By Tin Tinio | October 14, 2016

The debacle over Samsung’s overheating flagship phone is far from over. More than a month after its initial recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to reports of exploding batteries, Samsung announced that it is completely stopping production and sales of the smartphone. Users were also advised to switch off their devices and return them for a refund or exchange for another Samsung phone. Analysts estimate that company losses as a result of this could amount to US $2.8 billion, potentially wiping out the mobile division’s operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Hurricane Matthew: What You Need to Know

By Elementum News Desk | October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean and along Florida’s coast. Today, the Category-3 is headed for Jacksonville, Georgia, South and North Carolina. The Flooding, high winds, and serious rainfall have killed over 280 people in Haiti, and one in Florida.

What Will Nokia's Comeback Look Like?

By Marc John Villestar | September 19, 2016

Nokia was one of the most popular mobile phone companies in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. The company used to be ubiquitous, doing business in more than 150 countries, employing 61,656 people, and taking in revenues of around US $14.28B.

Lessons from Hanjin: is Your Supply Chain Still at Risk?

By Amy Clark | September 15, 2016

The world’s seventh largest freight carrier is still treading water as its ships fail to find a place to dock.

Hanjin's Insolvency Leaves Few Options

By Andrew Beso | September 2, 2016

Hanjin Shipping’s financial limbo has taken a turn for the worst as its creditors have ruled out any further funding.