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Supply Chain Briefing

Logistics Capacity Constraints Abound. What to Do?

I recently met with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's logistics council to discuss the state of logistics, and it was a compelling and concerning conversation with the thought leaders in that space. Here are a few facts to ponder [...]

When Will Supply Chains Catch Up?

I was excited to be featured on "Just the News" (a few minutes into the segment) earlier this week talking about what is going on with supply chain disruptions and when we will catch up. I also facilitated a panel of global supply chain experts on supply chain, material and logistics disruptions.

Supply Chain Disruptions Driving Prices Up

The news is full of stories of rising prices propelled by supply chain disruptions. For example, the cost of lumber is creating extreme price increases for building and home upgrades. Supply Chain Dive noted that the cost of pallets could go up by 400% according to United Fresh Produce Association. On this same note, an NBC affiliate [...]

Sales Forecasts are Rising Fast. Do You Have Capacity?

Clients are growing quickly. No matter the industry and company size, clients and colleagues are seeing growth. The only question is how quickly and whether they can keep up. Capacity constraints are popping up everywhere. On the logistics front, Southern California has no available space; the ports are backlogged, prices are rising [...]

Are Americans Willing to Pay More for Products Made in the U.S.A.?

According to a survey by FTI Consulting, 78% of survey respondents said they'd be willing to pay more for the products if the company that made them moved production out of China. Certainly, it depends on how much more, but we've seen a transition in the commentary of the value of reshoring. [...]

Why the Supply Chain is Strategic & an Operations Warp Speed Example

If you aren't seeing the end-to-end supply chain as strategic, you will miss your opportunity to get ahead of the competition and grow as rapidly as you otherwise could! How quickly can you scale with increasing sales volume? [...]

Special Report: 21 Insights for 2021

Since 2020 was certainly a year of exceptions, when I started thinking about publishing a predictions report for 2021, I thought it was better to evolve it to what would be most meaningful to clients and colleagues for the year ahead. Thus, we repositioned to focus on key lessons [...]

Collaborative Partnerships & Creating Resiliency

As we see which companies emerge stronger from COVID, it is becoming apparent that those with a resilient supply chain and strong supply chain partnerships thrive while the rest are coming out in a weakened state. Of course, the situation has not stayed the same - those constantly changing [...]

The Need for Resilience is Driving a Local Surge

In thinking about the surge to local for an interview for an SAP Insights article "For Resilient Supply Chains, Think Local", there is no doubt the pandemic has pushed manufacturers to re-think their extended supply chains. When they suddenly couldn't support key customer needs, manufacturers [...]

Digital is Key to Manufacturing in 2021

As I wrote in this month's Brushware magazine (page 20), manufacturing is trending to digital. We were already on this path the last few years, and it accelerated 5 fold during COVID. According to the Hackett Group, 77% of companies have strengthened their commitments to digital transformation [...]
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