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Supply Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Disruption Is NOT Dead Yet

According to the Wall Street Journal, supply chains are back to normal. We do NOT agree. Using a take-off from Monty Python, supply chain disruption is not dead yet.

Supply Chain Disruption Has Become an Excuse: Only the Proactive Will Thrive in 2024

Supply chain has become an excuse. Although there has certainly been a slew of supply chain challenges that carry on with baby formula shortages, rail backlogs, computer chip issues, hurricane induced delays, fertilizer scarcity, and China’s zero-COVID policy delays, supply chain should no longer be the excuse. Only the [...]

An update on supply chain challenges, opportunities

Snarled supply chains throughout 2021 had industry hoping 2022 would be smoother, yet analysts said it would last into 2023 or longer. Lisa Anderson offers her insights about how 2023 is looking.

Why Railroads Matter

There has been a lot of conversation about railroads lately. Why should we be concerned about keeping the railroads moving?

An update on supply chain challenges, opportunities

Snarled supply chains throughout 2021 had industry hoping 2022 would be smoother, yet analysts said it would last into 2023 or longer. Lisa Anderson offers her insights about how 2023 is looking.

Just-In-Time When Supply Chains Are Backlogged

The rising cost of transportation bottlenecks and service delays have left logistics managers with much to manage. Calculating the total cost of these issues is difficult when only addressing a predetermined price per transaction. Strategic partnerships between shippers and carriers can mitigate pain points and lead to a better customer experience. But, how can logistics partners improve the supply chain and reduce cost in today’s operating environment and create resilience in logistic operations?

Rail strike could bring immediate impacts to some industries, supply chain consultant says

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she's putting everything on track for an early vote to quickly send the bill to the Senate and have the legislation approved before the Dec. 9 rail strike deadline.

Taking Control: Reshoring, Nearshoring, Friendly Shoring & Manufacturing Expansion

The Global State of Affairs The bottom line: It is a mess! What is going on? Unfortunately, there is a lot of volatility, and it will not smooth out anytime soon. For example: Russia/ Ukraine war: The Russia/ Ukraine war rages on and shows signs of escalation. There are [...]

Global Report: Supply Chain Management: The Haves and The Have-Nots… and Not Everyone Will Survive

Reprinted with permission from GLOBAL REPORT CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY 2022 Supply chain complications are more than just an inconvenience to the construction equipment manufacturing industry. Successfully navigating the supply chain has never been more essential to the financial health of our industry and the difficulties involved are creating [...]

Current Status & Opportunities in the Global Supply Chain

I am co-Executive Director of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting, and during our Annual Meeting, I facilitated a panel about the state of supply chain.
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