We face a pandemic and a serious question: Will food, other key consumer goods, and medical necessities be available when and where we need them? We offer our initial thoughts as supply-chain consultants.
We offer some practical steps a small or medium sized company can take to survive the current COVID-19 crisis.
In our 2019 Supply Chain Contingency Planning Brief, the “call to action” was the trade war. Now COVID-19 is the concern – but similar actions are needed.
Supply chain contingency plans. You don’t need them until you do. How do yours shape up? We outline the basics of supply chain contingency planning, as the publicity around 50 years after the lunar landing reminds us of their importance.
Project management bootcamp for sales reps? Absolutely. Disciplined project management can help sales people be more successful. We highlight the key elements to instill a project management mindset and skillset into your sales force.
Do you — as a shipper or as a 3PL service provider — know your IT IQ? Here are the six key aspects of this evolving differentiator.
3PL 3.0. will ride a wave of tech advances such as robotics, large-scale networked services, autonomous trucking, blockchain, and adaptive intelligence, to power the next era of 3PL services. If you haven’t already begun, do not hesitate to educate yourself, reach out to customers and technology companies, and test the waters. 3PL 3.0 will likely be another great ride!
The most well-known and spectacular (or some might say highly speculative) instance of a blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) is bitcoin, the cryptocurrency platform. Yet when one takes a broader view of this emerging technology, supply chain applications...
In this Brief, we offer potential strategies and actions for your 3PL business to consider as Amazon continues to expand its footprint locally and globally.
Balancing supply and demand is tough for many mid-sized companies. What are some practical suggestions to tackle these challenges?