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Supply Chain Briefing

WMS Efficiency, Resiliency & Metrics

As manufacturers and distributors emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, they are focused on how to grow revenue and become more efficient and profitable to offset the typically negative impacts of COVID. In the situations where business has grown exponentially in consumer industries such as B2C, home improvement and certain [...]

2020-11-17T21:19:55+00:00November 10, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Education, Financial, In The News, Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Briefing|

E-Commerce, PPE & Peak Season: Transportation Bottlenecks Abound

With the rise in e-commerce, PPE imports, the typical holiday peak season and preparation for coronavirus and Chinese New Year impacts, transportation bottlenecks abound. A few of the headlines/ statistics include (with a special thanks to B.J. Patterson of Pacific Mountain Logistics for passing on several of these statistics): [...]

e-Commerce has Exploded

There is no doubt that one of the ONLY things in common across all clients and industries is that e-commerce has exploded. One client was prepared to take advantage of the opportunity and grew e-commerce sales almost 300% during COVID. In another example, online shopping has experienced a [...]

Reshoring in a Post COVID World & Upcoming Expert Panel

I was just interviewed by SAP Insights about the localization of supply chains and whether reshoring is a pipe dream or reality. Stay tuned for that article although this hot topic continues to arise as manufacturers and product based companies realize the significant risk of having their full supply chain [...]

Stabilizing Supply Chains: Supply Chain Brain Video

August 17, 2020 Robert J. Bowman, editor-in-chief of SupplyChainBrain and I recently talked about how to stabilize the supply chain. We talked about your customers’ customers, your suppliers’ suppliers, how to access them, whether they’ll share data, how technology can help, how SIOP can help and more. Listen to [...]

What’s Going on in Supply Chain: Shark Bite Biz Video

August 17, 2020 David Strausser, podcast host of Shark Bite Biz, and I talk about what’s going on in supply chain. We talk e-commerce, customers’ customers, suppliers’ suppliers, what our most successful clients are doing currently, the pareto principle and more. Listen to our episode (after a short [...]

Digitization of the Supply Chain is Accelerating

August 17, 2020 With COVID, the rise of e-commerce, and the pressures of profitability, Industry 4.0 and the digitization of the supply chain is accelerating. What was on track for 2030 prior to COVID should be expedited to 2021 or 2022 to keep pace with needs. For example, according [...]

A Ray of Hope with Export

As I participate with the California DEC (district export council) meeting as part of the Inland Empire DEC, I am reminded of the vast opportunity of export. This is especially true during the pandemic as manufacturers innovate to be able to support critical needs in the U.S. and throughout [...]

What’s Going on in Logistics & the Upcoming E-commerce & Logistics Summit

July 19, 2020 The most recent webinar in our APICS Inland Empire webinar series featured Frank Moullet from Shamrock Foods talking about distribution, food service and how they've navigated through COVID-19. We had an engaging discussion on how they made a sharp right turn pivot early on and [...]

What’s Going On with Asia Supply Chains

June 22, 2020 Supply chains are quite tenuous, and China drives the most volume: Coronavirus: Beijing is under a soft lockdown with a surge of virus cases. Although Beijing doesn't impact trade, it is another sign that China vastly under reported previously and it is likely to have a [...]

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