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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:

Shortages & Extended Lead Times – Starbucks, Building Materials & Much More

Starbucks is out of several items! Who would have thought? Unfortunately, they are not alone. Almost every client is experiencing shortages of materials, logistics services and more. For example, according to Freight Waves, FedEx Freight just announced they are immediately cutting service to 1400 less-than-truckload in an effort to [...]

Global Supply Shortages & Why SIOP Matters

Demand is soaring but supply is scarce. There is no doubt that we have a serious issue of limited supply. The pandemic created volatility in both demand and supply, causing a significant overload of ships at the L.A. and Long Beach ports early this year as Chinese factories caught [...]

Discussing Supply Chain Disruptions with NBC-affiliated KSHB-TV

Supply chain disruptions have been creating news since the pandemic started, and it is definitely not slowing down. Watch my interview by KSHB-TV in Kansas City on "'Spiraled cut of control': Why the pandemic is still impacting supply chains' and send us your stories. [...]

SIOP: The Key to Scaling Successfully

According to an informal survey of manufacturers, distributors and healthcare executives, the #1 issue that is top of mind is how to scale successfully. Our clients are growing. For example, those in the building and construction products industry are experiencing significant growth fueled by the pandemic; those in e-commerce [...]

Being Quoted in the Washington Post About the Suez Canal

I am thrilled to be quoted in the Washington Post in an article "Why a ship stuck in Egypt threatens the economy in the United States". The hot news of the week is that a container ship got stuck in the Suez Canal and has created a pileup of ships waiting to pass through the canal [...]

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? [...]

The Massive Congestion at the SoCal Ports & Implications

There is massive congestion at the L.A. and Long Beach ports. The latest figures from the Journal of Commerce shows 63 container ships in the harbor (34 awaiting berths and 29 at the berths). Terminals are full and dwell times have doubled. The situation isn't good, and manufacturers, distributors [...]

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 [...]

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