Chain Reaction Podcast News Roundup: Reshaping Worldwide Supply Chains in Response to Economic Shifts

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Discover the economic ripples of rising inflation and how it's reshaping supply chain strategies and consumer experiences. This week's episode peels back the layers on the U.S. hitting a 2.8% inflation rate, with interest rates clinging to a delicate balance. We're peering into the world of nearshoring, where Chinese firms cleverly set up camp in Mexico to sidestep U.S. tariffs—Man Wah Furniture in Monterey stands out as a case study. And if you think warehousing is just about storage, think again; we're revealing how the integration of robotics and AI is revolutionizing logistics, making it leaner and meaner than ever before.

Gear up for a deep dive into the global automotive industry's latest currents, where U.S. and European giants are bracing against China's BYD and its electric ambitions. Tesla's strategic plays are under the microscope, with rumors swirling about their affordable car's fate. Beyond the boardroom, we're spotlighting a pressing environmental crisis as air quality plummets, putting health at the forefront of the conversation. Plus, we're forecasting the turbulent times ahead for the UK's post-Brexit border controls, with a close look at the looming challenges for businesses, consumers, and the very food on our plates. Join us for a candid look at these intertwining issues that are driving the future of trade, technology, and environmental policy.

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About Tony Hines and the Chain Reaction Podcast – All About Supply Chain Advantage
I have been researching and writing about supply chains for over 25 years. I wrote my first book on supply chain strategies in the early 2000s. The latest edition is published in 2024 available from Routledge, Amazon and all good book stores. Each week we have special episodes on particular topics relating to supply chains. We have a weekly news round up every Saturday at 12 noon…