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Managing small firm supply chain pressures

A Wall Street Journal article (February 22, 2022) titled “Worried About Inflation and Supply Constraints? Try Being a Small Business”, describes the longer supply lead times, how higher prices and higher demand, yet lower bank credit access. The article claims … Continue reading

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Are manufacturers that hedge against risks more risky ?

A Wall Street Journal article (April 13, 2011) describes the worries of manufacturers, such as Caterpillar, Ford, Boeing etc that use hedging instruments to decrease risk. Their concern is whether their banks could now require them to back up any … Continue reading

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