Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Shippers pushed cost and waste backward in the supply chain.

7 Ways Businesses Can Manage Supply Chain Shortages in 2021

ToolsGroup

As we head into the holiday season, supply delays, logistics constraints and inflation are looming over shoppers and retailers—and the manufacturers and distributors who keep them in supply. 7 practical strategies to minimize risk and manage supply chain shortages.

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Analyzing Supply Chain Risk

Enterra Insights

Supply chains are a mess, inflation is on the rise, the pandemic lingers, natural disasters are intensifying, fraud is growing more prevalent, and global tensions are increasing. This is none truer than in the last 18 months, where supply chain issues have made news headlines worldwide.

What is Multimodal Shipping?

GlobalTranz

Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. The supply chain has been suffering due to the growing conglomerates like.read More.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How to gain end-to-end visibility into any causes of delay in your global supply chain.

Shipping Containers and Supply Chain Snarls: Is There a Way Out?

Enterra Insights

A recent episode of CBS’s “60 Minutes” ran a segment on some of the issues involved in the current global supply chain crisis — focusing primarily on U.S. Much of the finger-pointing involved the movement of shipping containers into and out of port facilities.

The Ongoing Shipping Container Shortage and Possible Effects on Tomorrow’s Supply Chain

Arkieva

Covid-19 outbreaks, labor shortages at the port as well as in trucking, and port delays coupled with high demand from consumers are causing major supply chain issues. Let us look at it from the perspectives of the different players in the supply chain.

Overcoming Hurdles to Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

For the past several months, supply chains have received more press than they have in a long time — maybe ever. Supply chains are in trouble. Indeed, recent research suggests that the pandemic disrupted more than three-quarters (78 percent) of supply chains.”[1]

7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency

GlobalTranz

Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like. Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency.

What is Supply Chain Resilience?

GlobalTranz

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the resiliency test. Let’s start here: what is supply chain resilience? What is Supply Chain Resilience? Blog Supply Chain

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

The supply chain is moving towards automation - and even awareness - that will change how products are ordered, manufactured, shipped and consumed. Are you ready?

The Supply Chain is Suffering Labor Pains

Enterra Insights

Currently, however, the supply chain, like many other economic areas, is suffering from a different kind of labor pain — a pain unlikely to result in much joy unless companies can attract a new generation of supply chain professionals.

Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management

GlobalTranz

Multimodal represents one of the most important ways, if not the most significant development in the supply chain’s history, to increase efficiency and lower costs. And more companies are turning to multimodal shipping management as an alternative to sticking with a single-mode.

E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems

GlobalTranz

As evidenced by the most recent peak shipping season, the need for effective, high-quality logistics and warehouse management has never been higher. As reported by Jeff Berman of Supply Chain 24/7, “[up to] 70% of B2C companies.read More. Uncategorized E-Commerce Supply Chains

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Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the global supply chain. Like riding a bumpy road, the supply chain leader is riding the ups and downs of changing market conditions facing greater variability day-to-day. See You At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit?

Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

Logistics Viewpoints

The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation.

What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test. How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption. 7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency.

Supply Chain Design Crosses the Chasm

Logistics Viewpoints

Recent supply chain disruptions are forcing organizations to challenge the prevailing wisdom and look for newer approaches to decision making. The simultaneous shocks to demand and supply, and the magnitude of these shocks are not something the world ever experienced.

Shipping stocks hit fresh highs amid COVID-era supply chain chaos

The Supply Chain Journal

The mainstream press is now awash in articles on global supply chain breakdowns, exorbitant shipping costs, clogged ports , emptying store shelves and rising inflation. That’s good news for sentiment toward many (but not all) ocean shipping stocks.

Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

ModusLink Corporation

Green supply chain history: The origin of Supply Chain Management can be dated back to the early 20th with Henry Ford who vertically integrates the automotive supply chain and organizational practices. GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

The Biggest Container Ships in 2021

All Things Supply Chain

Since the recent blockade in the Suez Canal, it has put large container ships into the spotlight. While the stuck cargo ship “Ever Given” is one of the biggest ships… General container ship container ships shipping supply chain

IoT Benefits for Supply Chain Operations

Enterra Insights

Many experts believe the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to revolutionize supply chain operations. Steven Manifold, Chief Marketing Officer at Ubisense, believes the revolution has also been slowed by a lack of understanding on the part of supply chain professionals.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

Digital Twin and Supply Chain Disruption – Planning that Produces Competitive Advantage

River Logic

If we didn’t know what real supply chain disruption was before, we do now. Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning

Why are supply chains so messed up?

The Supply Chain Journal

Anyone that has been around supply chains knows that there have always been issues and challenges. The global supply chain infrastructure that exists simply can’t handle the volume of products flowing through the economy. Ships at anchor, waiting to offload their cargo.

6 Things Supply Chain Decision Makers Look For in Supply Chain Logistics Partners

GlobalTranz

With the events of 2021, including the attack on the Colonial Pipeline earlier this year, the importance of supply chain cybersecurity is among the most in-demand factors driving adoption of third-party systems and resources in logistics.

The Christmas Tree Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Exploring the Automotive Chip Shortage Supply Chain! But with the impacts of the pandemic , and environmental concerns as to sustainability, its time to explore the true condition of the Christmas tree Supply Chain?

Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain [1]. The post Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Reconsidering Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Rising nationalism, the protectionism it spawned, and the coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to reexamine their global supply chains. My reasoning is simple, regionalized supply chains place manufacturers closer to consumers and reduce transportation costs. With growing public concern over supply chain carbon footprints, reducing transportation requirements makes corporate sense. ’ Recent analysis indicates that Supply Chain 4.0

Evolving Supply Chain Models and the Outlook for Investors

Logistics Bureau

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic came along, the supply chain was beginning to seriously pique the interest of institutional and retail investors, emerging from its undervalued status as a target for cost-cutting, and rising to recognition as a driver of customer service and competitive advantage.

A new path forward in supply chain technology

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain is an industry slow to change. The evolving logistics issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, increasing port congestion and the continued acceleration of significant and devastating weather events are wreaking havoc on supply chains around the globe.

Supply chain woes drag down Nike sales

The Supply Chain Journal

Snarled supply chains and lost production from factory closures due to COVID are dampening Nike Inc.’s Friend said transit times from Asia have doubled to 80 days because of the blockages in ocean shipping. . shipping delays Supply chain disruption Vietnam

Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains

Kuebix

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in food shoppers buying supplies for a longer period of time (ex. The post Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains appeared first on Kuebix. Food and beverage companies produce and distribute essential products every day.

How can logistics handle disruption through supply chain resilience?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Managing cross-border, international supply chains with multiple, disconnected systems and manual processes indeed have many pitfalls. The Evergreen shipping incident in the Suez Canal proved that logistics remains vulnerable. Digital and the Supply Chain—How Far Have We Come?