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.
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.