Rhetoric trumps reality in US election

Presidential candidates agree that a global supply chain is bad for America – even though the facts suggest otherwise

What does Donald Trump’s ideal supply chain look like? The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination has given us plenty of clues. In January, he declared: “We are going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of other countries.” He had a swipe at Ford, which produced 433,000 vehicles last year in Mexico, saying: “Free trade is good. But we have to do it [force firms to manufacture in the US] or we won’t have a country left.”

To read the rest of this article you need to sign in:
Don't have an account? Register here


Not a CIPS member? Why not join CIPS to access a full range of benefits, including:

  • Access all areas of the CIPS Knowledge on-line library including tools and templates and Supply Management stories.
  • Enhance your network and get connected to a global community of 120,000 in 150 countries.
  • Stay in touch and up to date through member only events and branch meetings.
  • Annual subscription to Supply Management magazine.
  • 10 per cent discount on all training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Up to 15 per cent discount on books from the CIPS book store, including course books and a range of further reading text books.

And much more. Click here to join >

Chelmsford or Cambridge
£33,797 - £39,152 p.a
Anglia Ruskin University
South Sinai (EG)
$100,660, 2 year contract, tax free salary, housing, meals, medical, relocation,
Multinational Force and Observers
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates