Manufacturing Industry Advisor

A recent analysis conducted by Goldman Sachs estimated that at least 169 separate industries have been impacted by the global shortage of microchips ranging from consumer electronics to automobiles.  Although the automotive industry is seeing short-term disruptions, expect automotive manufacturers
Continue Reading Auto 2.0 Brings Electrification and High Technology Capabilities, Once the Supply Chain Catches Up

The third quarter of 2021 has been a tough one for the auto industry. Ongoing chip shortages, labor shortages, high logistics costs, supply chain pressures, and fluctuating economies continue to place pressures on automotive companies.
China’s automotive sector felt the
Continue Reading China’s Overall Auto Sales Fell in Third Quarter, While Electric Vehicle Sales Boomed

The counterfeit business is booming.  In fact, counterfeit goods account for a whopping 3.3% of global trade1 and cost the U.S. economy approximately $600 billion a year.2

The Dangers of Counterfeit Products
Counterfeiting has an extensive negative impact,
Continue Reading Get Real: Preventing Counterfeit Product with Blockchain

The advent of new technology brings along with it the murkiness of how the American legal system will treat such technology.  Before the rise of blockchain for instance, businesses were uncertain how courts would treat electronic records and signatures until
Continue Reading Legal Implications of Blockchain in Supply Chain: What’s Law Got to Do With It?

On September 17, 2021, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) proposed new, alternative safe harbor warnings for acrylamide exposures in food.  OEHHA’s stated goal is to reduce the potential for litigation concerning the sufficiency of warnings, because
Continue Reading California OEHHA Proposes New Safe Harbor Warnings for Acrylamide in Foods

As costs of raw materials and freight rise, some suppliers are facing the dilemma of locked-in product prices with customers and an inability to respond to declining profit margins.  Historically, suppliers have been able to manage or internally absorb what
Continue Reading At What Price?: Pricing Strategies to Deal with Rising Costs