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Supply Chain Optimization & Collaboration

Pitfalls and Solutions: Common Supply Chain Issues in Manufacturing and Distribution

Lisa Anderson joined Food and Beverage Talk podcast to discuss supply chain challenges and opportunities in the food and beverage industry.

Medtech’s Supply Chain: From Disruption to Opportunity

Although the supply chain challenges have abated since the COVID-19 pandemic, disruptions continue to persist and risks have increased. VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) has increased substantially in the world, negatively impacting the safety, security, and reliability of the supply chain.

A Resilient Supply Chain Built for Competitive Advantage

In an era defined by disruption, organizations must be able to respond quickly to changing business needs and customer demands. In the past few years alone, a trifecta of events—the pandemic, political turmoil, and natural disasters—have wreaked havoc on the supply and demand equation, challenging organizations to rethink their [...]

The Future of the Supply Chain – Thriving into 2024

A lack of visibility, labor shortages, and surging shipping costs make navigating the supply chain feel impossible.

UAW Strike & Impacts on the Supply Chain

There has been a run of strikes or threats of strikes lately with the latest UAW strike impacting the Big 3 automobile manufacturers. If it lasts longer than a few days, there will undoubtedly be a huge impact on the end-to-end supply chain as well as the economy.

The Importance of Supply Chain Partner Relationships

The awareness of the importance of international supply chains has grown in recent years, not just among the business fraternity, but more widely in the media, among politicians and ordinary citizens as well.

Prepared Manufacturers Will Thrive as Supply Chain Risks Abound

Executives are tired after surviving the pandemic, navigating supply chain disruptions, handling soaring inflation, and dealing with one challenge after another. However, it is not time to rest as supply chain risks abound.

Panama Canal Drought Accelerating Supply Chain Optimization

The Panama Canal has a 40% market share for containers moving goods from Northeast Asia to the U.S. East Coast, and drought conditions are creating a new round of supply chain disruptions. There have been between 130 - 160 ships waiting, leading to supply chain delays.

Does Customer Service Matter: Uber vs Taxis?

Prior to Uber, a medallion (a transferable permit that allows a taxi driver to operate) cost $1 million dollars in New York city. It was a powerful permit with substantial value. After Uber started up, the low point for a medallion was around $25,000. That is a 40-fold reduction [...]

Supply Chain Risks Explode

Supply chain risks are exploding. Just look at the news, and you'll see a potential UPS strike, a Canadian port strike, potential hurricanes (Hawaii, Florida), China stirring up potential conflict with China, the Crimean bridge attack, and much more.
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