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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a Protracted Trade War?

The world is one month away from the implementation the third rounds of tariffs imposed by the U.S. on the remainder of Chinese exports. The economic implications suggest GDP growth races for both countries will take a hit, with implications for the global electronics industry and its far-flung supply chains. Then there’s USMCA, the NAFTA replacement, which must be ratified by the legislatures of the three countries. This is not a foregone conclusion.
The electronics industry needs to prepare for the consequences of these geopolitical shifts to minimize the economic fallout, with a focus on bolstering management of their supply chains.

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What You Will Learn

  • The expected economic impact of the U.S.-China trade war.
  • Why Clause 32, Section 10 of the USMCA could be problematic.
  • The implications of geopolitical risk for the electronics industry.
  • How to prepare your supply chain to withstand the worst of the fallout.
  • Why AI, ML, process automation, and other technologies need to be in your future.

Meet the Author

Bruce Rayner is a contributor to SourceToday. For the past 30 years, he has been a keen observer of global business and technology trends with a focus on the electronics supply base and supply chain management. His experience includes staff editor at Harvard Business Review, Editorial Director of Electronics Business magazine and EBN, Director of Thought Leadership at IHS, and Vice President of Consulting and Market Research at Technology Forecasters.

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