Countless businesses around the globe are rolling out new products, building out infrastructure, and fighting for market share. In these disruptive times, there is immense pressure for supply chain leaders to deliver the goods despite strong supply-side headwinds and fickle customers.
It seems we are always reinventing ourselves to meet the latest challenges. Often the solution comes down to managing people, process, and technology.
Successful management of inventory is a hot topic in supply chain management. While it's easy to measure, the cause may be complicated to uncover.
In today’s highly globalized economy, no country can remain isolated or insulated from the outside world. The world is so interconnected that one hiccup can cause a myriad of issues downstream.
When engaging in capacity planning, it is important to consider the product mix and seasonality of your business to ensure an effective and accurate outcome.
Senior leadership engagement, business process analysis, and proper communication ensure a successful supply chain transformation.
Circularity, in the form of re-use, is not really new as a business model. Look at Goodwill, Habitat For Humanity’s Re-Store, and countless local consignment and thrift stores. eBay, Etsy, and Facebook Marketplace provide an online forum to convert one person’s trash to someone else’s treasure. A quick trip to the post office and the deal is sealed. Waste averted.
We have all seen it in the news. 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. Shipping containers are in short supply, or perhaps a better way to say it is that they are waiting to be unloaded or loaded resulting in a shortage. In this blog, let us try to enlist some possible future impacts of this situation. Let us look at it from the perspectives of the different players in the supply chain.
Over the past 5 weeks, Jeff Ondria has hosted a set of short interviews on LinkedIn about the five distinct steps to develop an effective S&OP process. In today's blog, we discuss step 4 Balancing Supply & Demand where we will answer some key questions with respect to balancing supply and demand.
These interesting times that we are currently living through have thrown open a lot of challenges. Organizations and decision-makers must be agile and innovative to overcome the challenges that COVID-19 has thrown at us. In India, we had 2 lockdown periods in the last 15 months. Being a supply chain student, I try to watch and analyze day-to-day situations with a lot of interest and I see one area that needs improvement when lockdowns are implemented.