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El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe. With extreme weather—running the gamut from droughts to flooding rains—likely to occur across the globe this winter, we can expect to see the supply chain affected in several areas. Assess Inventory Positions.

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Supply Chain Risks Come from All Sides

Material Handling and Logistics

But as is often the case in the world of supply chain, the ship did not come in as planned. However, in a world where most of the information about a supply chain exists outside of the enterprise, visibility is a fundamental part of managing risk. Businesses that have end-to-end visibility of their supply chain are able to react to change more quickly and reduce the harmful effects of a breakdown somewhere along the way.

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Dr. Hau Lee on the New Supply Chain—and What to Watch Out for in TPP

Elementum

Welcome to the third installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain. Each interview is a conversation about the most important topics and tasks facing supply chain professionals all over the world. Professor Hau Lee realized he could make a difference in the supply chain after taking a sabbatical. Supply chain is interdisciplinary.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

Low-cost country sourcing is a procurement strategy that falls under a broad category of procurement efforts called global sourcing. This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations. Managing long-distance and often complex supply chain.

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment

NC State SCRC

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its bi-annual Industry Partner Meeting in the Talley Student Center at North Carolina State University this past week. Participants also attended the Innovation Showcase in Nelson Hall,, featuring two winning supply chain teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions! Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Forecasting Internet of Things Inventory Management Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management