Have pandemic-driven supply and demand shocks adversely impacted your in-stock and customer service performance? We highlight five situations that can upend your forecasting and inventory system, suggesting the need for a tune-up.
Port and intermodal data has turned upwards, and ocean carriers managed capacity aggressively. After the scare, shippers are likely to consider de-risking supply chains.
Has the pandemic shutdown raised questions about your company’s sourcing strategy? We offer a five-module framework to a practical diagnosis: A+ or B-?
The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the vulnerability of many global supply chains. Supply plummeted first from shutdown factories in China, then demand collapsed worldwide as countries adopted stay-at-home orders. These unprecedented events surfaced a level of...
How are ports and freight systems weathering the pandemic? Fairly well, so far. Interesting strategies are emerging – both to counter the acute shock, and to mitigate the longer term risks. We highlight some of these in our Brief.
Stay-at-home orders in the time of coronavirus have dramatically altered the path food takes from farm to plate. Grocery stores have suffered shortages while farmers plow crops under due to lack of demand from the food service channel. What is happening to our food supply chain? And which shifts in the food supply chain will live on once the pandemic ends? We see 5 enduring trends.
Are carts full of toilet paper irrational? No – not if you consider the traditional cycle and safety stock calculations with plausibly updated parameters.
How are ports and freight systems weathering the pandemic? Well, so far. We highlight some key developments and insights on these essential activities.
You can implement a logistics solution faster and with a higher probability of success by using an open-book RFP. Now is the right time for this approach.
Company’s operating budgets will be severely stress tested by the pandemic. We offer several ideas for increasing resiliency through better budgeting.