Partner Ann Marie Uetz was quoted in an Automotive News article, “Did COVID poke hole in just-in-time practices?” about whether the coronavirus pandemic has prompted a reconsideration of automakers’ preference for just-in-time production practices.
Uetz said Foley’s recent survey of nearly 150 manufacturing executives found that nearly two-thirds of respondents believe the pandemic will result in a shift away from the just-in-time model and a greater use of warehousing to protect manufacturers from the disruptions still threatening to bring down supply chains and assembly plants.
According to Uetz, the emerging thinking is that a choice has to be made between continuing to operate as inexpensively as possible or taking new precautions to be more resilient – even if it means accepting added costs. “Is resiliency in the supply chain most important, or is cost more important?” she asked. “How do you weigh those against each other?”
23 February 2024 In the News
Christopher Swift Comments on New U.S. Sanctions Against Russia
Foley & Lardner LLP partner Christopher Swift is quoted in the CBS article, “U.S. issues hundreds of new Russia sanctions over Alexey Navalny's death and war in Ukraine.”
22 February 2024 In the News
Louis Lehot Authors Article on the Business of Space Tourism
Foley & Lardner LLP partner Louis Lehot authored The Recorder article, “An M&A Lawyer's Insight Into Earth's Challenges From Outer Space,” exploring the growing business of space tourism and the plans underway for expanding this novel form of escape.
21 February 2024 In the News
Kate Gehl and Paul Piaskoski Author Article on FTC Approach to AI
Foley & Lardner LLP partner Kate Gehl and associate Paul Piaskoski authored the IP Litigator article, “FTC Weighs in on Threats to Competition from Artificial Intelligence in Comment to U.S. Copyright Office,” exploring the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s approach to the emerging technology.