Taking COVID-19 into Consideration for Your Global Operations

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, responses and outcomes have varied widely—across nations and over time. Take Italy, for example. On March 27, the nation was at the forefront of the pandemic, with 969 reported deaths in just 24 hours. The first weeks in August, however, presented a different picture. Reported deaths were less

Argentina: Why Here, Why Now for International Investment

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, companies have been re-evaluating all aspects of their global operations: supply chains, marketing strategies, partnerships, and more. Meanwhile, investors such as private equity funds, venture funds, and family offices (particularly those pooling their resources) are finding themselves in an advantageous position for expanding their portfolios. For example, Bain

Global Distribution Today Requires High Tech and High Touch

You’ve heard the story before. A large, successful company sets up shop in an emerging market. They take the right first steps, limiting their exposure by identifying an independent local distributor with a solid record. Not surprisingly for a big-name company acting with caution, initial sales are robust. But then, there’s a slowdown and sales

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Blockchain and Logistics: Challenges, Opportunities, and What’s Ahead

On the eve of 2019, business media and leaders named blockchain and cryptocurrency as two trends that would majorly shape the logistics industry. Blockchain, with its ability to record transactions between parties in a secure and permanent way, presents powerful possibilities for global logistics. Imagine automating dozens of manual tasks for greater efficiency and accuracy

Exploring Crypto in Global Operations? Know the Parameters as Well as the Possibilities

Tamper-proof transactions, lower transaction costs, greater financial inclusion—digital currency can deliver many things to a business operating in international markets. However, “crypto” can bring negative consequences as well, such as fines and legal scrutiny. And this varies from market to market across the chain from issuer to purchaser. In Mexico, for example, March 2018 regulations