Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

by Joe Cannata With Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to threaten the Atlantic Coast in over 10 years that has already brought severe damage to Haiti, the Bahamas and several Southeastern U.S. states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. These ports accounted for 18.3% of U.S. container import shipments and 49.8%

Good-bye siloed, functional planner. Hello storm chasing network planner.

Kinaxis

2010 – Haiti earthquake. They may be too busy looking at constraint challenges or alternate sources of supply. by Bill DuBois If you had anything to do with supply chain planning in the early days of enterprise resource planning (ERP), you may consider those years the “good ol’ days”.

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Q: Food vs Fuel? A: Wrong question…We need more efficient markets!

Supply Chain View from the Field

We have another 100M metric tons from animal sources. Haiti grew all of its own rice, until the World Bank told them to take the tariff off – and once they removed the tariff – they could buy it cheaper from the US and Vietnam than they could grow it in the country. The problem became poverty was increased in Haiti, because they lost the income they had enjoyed from growing rice.

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Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Haiti. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

Hurricane Harvey & Irma's Threat on the Product Economy

Elementum

Less damages were recorded in Haiti and the Dominican Republic; however, a major bridge on the island was reportedly destroyed. Companies may also consider sourcing its supplies from manufacturers located in countries with lowest risk of disasters. As we reel from Hurricane Harvey and are still struggling to survive Hurricane Irma, here is how companies have been effected so far.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Haiti. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Haiti. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Haiti. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Haiti. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

For the true DIYer, open-source projects such as RepRap allow hackers to build their own machines using filament to print in materials such as plastic and metal. Many of these kind souls make their designs open-source and free for public use. For a mini-recycling factory at home, diehard repurposers can make a RecycleBot from open-source info or buy a Filabot , which crunches up old plastic milk jugs and bottles and transforms them into filament for projects.