Trade & Industry Development Magazine

Q2 2021

This issue features several timely topics, including supply chain management and logistics, plastics, and metalworking and fabricating. In the COVID-19 era, the norms of supply chain logistics have been thrown out, and companies are discovering that the processes that once worked well to keep costs down are actually driving up the cost of doing business. In this issue, we feature several editorials that discuss the new challenges to supply chain, and how manufacturers, suppliers, warehouses and ports and depots are handling these new realities. 

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In this issue...

Over the last few years, the metalworking and fabrication industry has been tested due to advances in technology and workforce dynamics, and then the global COVID-19 pandemic hit, which presented further challenges. Nevertheless, the future is looking bright for this industry for those who are willing and able to adapt to changing times. more...