Global Supply Chain Management – Audio Interviews


“The New USMCA: Key Issues, Challenges, and Impact on the Global Automotive Industry” features Leslie Alan Glick, co-chair of the Butzel Long International Trade and Customs Specialty team. He is a specialist in international trade and customs for over 30 years, and is the author of 5 books on international trade and customs topics, including NAFTA and USMCA. He has given a series of seminars on USMCA-NAFTA 2.0. He is active in importer response to new tariffs under sections 232 and 301(have filed over 50 exclusion requests for clients) as well as complex country of origin rulings. Listen here.

“Ensuring Upturn Readiness Globally through Multi-Tier Collaboration and Blockchain” features Rick Diefenderfer, Partner with CGN Global since 2012, leading the Supply Chain and Business Transformation Group. His 35 years experience includes executive positions with FedEx Ground, FedEx Logistics, and Caterpillar, managing global logistics solution teams and business development professionals. He is an overall global supply chain expert. Listen here.

“China Export Controls and AI & Machine Learning Algorithms: Effects on the Global Auto Industry” features Quan Bill Yang and Mitch Zajac, both of Butzel Long’s Detroit office. Mr. Yang concentrates his practice in commercial litigation supporting, international merger and acquisition, regulatory compliance, and transactional negotiations. Mr. Zajac concentrates his work in the areas of automotive, IP, regulatory and emissions compliance. He is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Listen here.

“European Automotive Parts Supply Chain Complexity” features Mirko Woitzik. Mr. Woitzik is Manager EMEA, Risk Intelligence at DHL – Resilience360, and based in Germany. He is also the author of the report on ‘research showing the impact of COVID-19 on EMEA Automotive Industry. Listen here.

Below are Audio Interviews with International Thought Leaders on various supply chain and trade related topics. Enjoy!

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The New USMCA: Key Issues, Challenges, and Impact on the Global Automotive Industry

Impact of USMCA on the Global Automotive Supply Chain

Automotive OEM Plants Update: Dates for Plant Openings, Closings Worldwide

US Trade Policies: Current and Future Issues, Challenges and Solutions

Automotive Related Contracts in Mexico: What You Need to Know

eCommerce in Latin America: A New Business Channel in the Independent Aftermarket

Automotive Production in Mexico: Update

The Brazil Automotive Industry: Prospects for 2019-2020

Labor and Employment Issues are Causing Major Disruption in Mexico’s Automotive Supply Chains

How Trump Trade Actions are Disrupting the US Auto Industry

New Data: Impacts of USMCA on the Global Auto Supply Chain

Automotive Growth in Mexico: What to Expect from the US-Mexico Trade Agreement

Financing your Mexico Equipment and Operations

How Minority Purchasing can Benefit your Entry in the U.S. Automotive Industry


China Export Controls and AI & Machine Learning Algorithms: Effects on the Global Auto Industry

Important Tips for Protecting Your IP from China

US-China Trade War: What is Going On, and What You Should Do About It

Setting Up Manufacturing and Related Operations in Vietnam

Importance of Business Intelligence on Decision-Makers When Doing Business in China

Current Developments of the China Sourcing Function


European Automotive Parts Supply Chain Complexity


Ensuring Upturn Readiness Globally through Multi-Tier Collaboration and Blockchain

Drive to Survive: The Role of Automotive Supply Chain Finance in Helping the Industry’s Comeback Globally

The Length of the Global Automotive Supply Chain: A Direct Cause of Bullwhipping

Managing Actual Volatile Demand in the Global Automotive Supply Chain

Automotive Industry CEO Series: Global Leadership and COVID-19 Pandemic

Incoterms 2020: Updated Rules for Global Trade

How to Deal with Cross-Border Employee IP Theft: An Automotive Case Study

Industry 4.0 Update: Globally and Michigan

Tariff Shift: Trade War Sourcing Tactics for Automotive Companies

Cognitive Sourcing and AI in the Global Supply Chain

5 Systemic Disconnects Accelerating Global OEM-Supplier Costs

International Business Travel: Keys to Staying Safe and Compliant

The Impact of eCommerce on the Global Automotive Industry

The State of Global Trade in the Automotive Industry

Three Hidden Disruptors in the International Automotive Industry

Digitalization of the Global Auto Industry and its Supply Chain

How Automotive Suppliers Can Take Advantage of Trade Credit Insurance

Leveraging Global Supply Chains for Maximizing Shareholder Value

Building Global Trade Compliance Across Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Finance: The Engine to Optimize your Working Capital with a Global Impact

The path of building a research stream to help OEMs better innovate through managing a global supply network

Current and Emerging Strategies in Global Automotive Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

Demand Driven and the Global Supply Chain

Free Reports and Other Downloads

Auto-Mobility Warehouse of the Future

Auto-Mobility E-Commerce: Setting the pace of Change

Auto-Mobility Battery Logistics

Potential Impact of USMCA: Perspectives from the Automotive Industry

Cognitive Sourcing: The CFO Perspective

How Innovation is Transforming the Procurement Organizational Blueprint

Cognitive Sourcing is a Leap Forward in Managing Threats and Opportunities

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