Well-tuned supply chains help and mitigate losses: Lessons from Puerto Rico.

Well-tuned supply chains help and mitigate losses: Lessons from Puerto Rico.

By Craig Austin, Instructor, Department of Marketing and Logistics and Dr. Ron Mesia, Executive Director, Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management While many will look with horror and deep concern at the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria upon Puerto Rico and its inhabitants on September 20th, the suffering for the island is really only just […]

Free trade at the crossroads

Free trade at the crossroads

Trade agreements are like oysters, Jägermeister and Jackson Pollock paintings—you either love them or hate them. In the current political milieu, anti-trade proponents have the upper hand, relegating vocal champions of free trade to a tiny minority. Damning free trade agreements, especially NAFTA and TPP, is the contemporary equivalent of “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember […]