Looking for the next frontier of margin enhancement? Think structurally

Thursday, May 16, 2024 · Derek Knueve, director; Andrew Kerr, senior vice president; and Brett Meyer, partner at AlixPartners
Supply chain leaders looking for an edge in margin enhancement need to find the answers to these five key questions.

Attacking stubborn COGS inflation with Digital Design-and-Source-to-Value

Monday, May 6, 2024 · Steven DuBuc, Adam Fless, Ted Brennan, Amit Kohli and Nikhil Nayak
By fostering innovation and diversity within the supplier network, companies can facilitate a dynamic exchange of ideas to stay ahead of industry advancements.

Navigating the Panama Canal Drought: Tips to Get Your Shipments Moving

Friday, September 8, 2023 · Brian Straight
As the drought continues to hamper ocean vessel traffic in the Panama Canal, AlixPartners offers tips on how shippers can manage the current crisis.

The Nearshoring Revolution Is Just Beginning

Monday, August 14, 2023 · Brian Straight
To make better informed decisions, companies must expand the equation to understand the cost of risks associated with quality, warranty, inventory, write-offs, and lead time, including ESG factors and service levels says AlixPartners, in a new report detailing the supply…

Return to Market Normalcy Offers Opportunity

Friday, July 28, 2023 · Brian Straight
A new AlixPartners report found that continued calm in the logistics markets is offering an opportunity for participants to expand or reassess and realign their operations.

Supply chain foundation: Building the elusive control tower

Thursday, May 4, 2023 · Steven DeVoe, Marc Iampieri, and Erik Mattson
A control tower can transform supply change management, creating a digital supply chain that is faster, cheaper, and more resilient than the old one.

Reshoring is on the rise; how smart is your factory?

Monday, February 13, 2023 · Abhinav Agrawal and Rob Sterner
Sustained labor cost advantages in Asia complicates the reshoring equation, but a smart factory that offers worker productivity improvements of three-to-five times that of foreign workers makes it financially viable.

AlixPartners New Ocean Cargo Study Reveals Supply Chain Management Concerns

Monday, March 2, 2020 · Patrick Burnson
Ocean cargo shippers still not satisfied with carrier opacity, says AlixPartners study

AlixPartners Study Urges Supply Chain Managers to Examine New Ocean Cargo Costs

Thursday, February 28, 2019 · Patrick Burnson
Container-shipping industry needs to offset up to $10 billion in costs accompanying new international sulfur regulation, says AlixPartners study

Rough Seas Ahead for Procurement, Say AlixPartners

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 · Patrick Burnson
A new research paper by AlixPartners on “sourcing and purchasing transformation,” reveals that supply chain managers may face fresh challenges in the coming months.

Near Shoring Will Have Impact on Supply Chain Automation, Says AlixPartners Report

Thursday, February 2, 2017 · Patrick Burnson
In a new “manufacturing outlook” report focusing on the automotive and industrial sectors, AlixPartners observes that many of the labor-cost advantages associated with near-shoring may be lost if companies fail to spend more on automation in the future.

Report: U.S. manufacturing costs are now equal to Mexico and will be equal to China by 2015

Monday, April 29, 2013 · SCMR Staff
Four out of five executives surveyed say nearshoring will be an important decision in coming year.



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