April 10, 2020
Every client is experiencing unprecedented disruption! Unfortunately, one had to shutdown since their product is considered non-essential. Most others continue to operate to varying levels. Most manufacturers and distributors are considered critical because they supply defense, the construction/ building industry, the food and beverage industry or the healthcare/ medical products industry.
However, it is NEVER that simple. It matters the type of business/ consumer your customers’ customers serve. For example, in one of my food clients, since many Starbucks stores are closed, the products they sell into this channel are down whereas, the products they sell into grocery stores are up. And this is just the customer side of the equation. Do you know who your suppliers’ suppliers’ suppliers are? They are likely impacting your level of disruption.
- 4/10: COVID-19 Impact on Freight Flows and Supply Chain Hiring Activity (David Porter)
- 4/13: Why Is there No Toilet Paper? How to Manage the Bullwhip Effect (Lisa Anderson)
- 4/17: Navigating Coronavirus Impact with our Employees (Eileen Angulo)
- 4/21: What’s Happening at the Ports?(Marisela Caraballo DiRuggiero)
- 4/28: Moving Manufacturing to Mexico: What Would It Take? (Veronica Contreras)
- 5/4: Navigating through Volatility with a Forever Transaction (Robbie Baxter)
- Archives: Managing Quality in China (Jim Twerdahl)
- Archives: Weathering the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Global Supply Chains (Alan Dunn)
- Archives: Navigating Global Supply Chains (John Tulac)
- Complete: When Carriers & 3PL’s Invoke Force Majeure: Meaning, Implications & Mitigation (Dan Gardner)
Please share your stories, challenges, ideas and successes. Contact us and please join in our free webinar series and listen to our archives.