29 Sep '14, 2pm

A good look into US West Coast Ports by @EBNonline #SupplyChain

A good look into US West Coast Ports by @EBNonline #SupplyChain

It's been 12 years since a labor dispute shut down West Coast ports and turned supply chain operations upside down. History, if we're unlucky, might soon repeat itself. Is the electronics industry ready? Although there's talk that port closures may be averted in the coming weeks as workers and managers negotiate a new contract, supply chain professionals across all industries will have to play the waiting game and juggle all sorts of what-if and worst-case scenarios. (Source: Port of Stockton) According to recent Bloomberg and Journal of Commerce stories, talks between the workers' International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents the waterfront employers, could go on for weeks as they nail down terms for a new six-year collective bargaining agreement. The existing contract expired July 1, and covers activity at 29 West Coas...

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