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Are You Tariff-ied?

Are You Tariff-ied?

08/29/2018 by Hans Dittmar Are You Tariff-ied of what the future holds for the global economy? $6 billion here, $20 billion there. The continued tariff threats flying back and forth are disconcerting for the global economy, and businesses –...
Tariffs Driving Packaging Cost Higher

Tariffs Driving Packaging Cost Higher

Raw lumber cost increases causing higher prices for wooden shipping crates across all industries. Technical Advisory, May 2018 Overview As part of the ongoing trade discussions, the US and Canada
Shipping Rates to Increase

Shipping Rates to Increase

Shipping costs could increase significantly in 2018 and beyond. According to shipping industry sources, 2018 could prove to be a challenging year for companies that ship products. The increase that have been seen and are planned for 2018 appear...
Medical Device Manufacturers Only Have Until 4/23!

Medical Device Manufacturers Only Have Until 4/23!

The healthcare industry in the United States is bracing for a possible avalanche of bad news.And very soon. President Donald Trump announced last month that the U.S. plans to impose tariffs on about $50 billion worth of Chinese imports to...
Component Shortages in 2018

Component Shortages in 2018

Component shortages cause component lead time issues and possible supply interruptions Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-to-late-2018—longer than industry experts initially expected. There’s no short-term...
DRAM Supply Side Issues

DRAM Supply Side Issues

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