Supply Chain

Embracing An Agile Ecosystem Through Digital Transformation

Friday, March 29, 2024 · Eias AI Humdan, Yangyan Shi, Masud Behina, and V.G Venkatesh
At its core, the agile ecosystem embodies innovative thinking, enabling managers to adopt a systemic perspective wherein all stakeholders contribute to value propositions. Managers aspiring to embrace the agile ecosystem should prioritize investments in nurturing relational…

Baltimore Bridge Collapse Latest Supply Chain Disruption

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 · SCMR Staff
The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore was struck by a 948-foot cargo ship and collapsed early Tuesday morning, causing the bridge and several cars to fall into the Patapsco River. The supply chain impact is uncertain at this point.

Are Your Data Visualizations Readable by Everyone?

Monday, March 18, 2024 · Norman Katz
Good reporting standards should be part of an organization’s policies and guidelines. Don’t wait until someone asks, and don’t force someone to be an exception: make sure that your data visualizations can be read by all those who receive them.

4 Nonmonetary Motivators to Drive Supplier Quality Improvements

Thursday, February 22, 2024 · Mónica Pellerano, principal research, Gartner Supply Chain
Supplier quality leaders can drive supplier improvements beyond compliance requirements through a series of steps that do not require additional financial resources.

How Smart Supply Chain Management Boosts Brand Identity

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 · Brian Straight
Supply chain’s growing importance in the customer journey has companies looking at the once-behind-the-scenes processes in a new light.

Retailers Considering Airfreight, Inventory Boosts to Combat Red Sea Dangers

Thursday, January 18, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
As Houthi attacks continue in the Red Sea, retailers are scrambling to find alternative methods for moving their inventory, including exploring more air freight options and boosting inventory.

As Red Sea Crisis Drags On, Shippers Eye Alternatives

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
While shifting Asian cargo from East Coast to West Coast U.S. ports adds time and cost, it is one option shippers have to counter continued risk in the Red Sea.

Rising Rates Persist Amid Ongoing Disruptions in Red Sea, Panama Canal

Friday, January 12, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
As shippers navigate goods around low water levels in the Panama Canal and risks in the Red Sea, rates are rising and the risk of downstream disruptions is growing.

Collaborative AI to Accelerate Product Innovation

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 · Roit Kathiala
Artificial intelligence can accelerate supply chain tasks by working alongside human intelligence

Disruption Challenges Procurement Leaders to Steady Supply Chains

Friday, January 5, 2024 · Brian Straight
Disruption has significantly altered the landscape for procurement leaders, challenging their ability to maintain stable supply chains and make strategic decisions. There are some options, though, to help mitigate the challenges.

A Momentous Year: Five Trends for 2024

Thursday, January 4, 2024 · Michael J. Gravier
The current economic climate has some similarities to the post-Cold War 1990s, and that means a boom could be on the horizon.

Cultural, Country Differences Can Influence Nearshoring Decisions

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
While nearshoring can be a risk mitigation tool, it’s important for businesses to consider the differences between countries, including cultural, trade and even weather patterns, which can lead to road closures or weight reductions.

Supply Chain’s Top Trends for 2024 Require Talent Investment for Success

Tuesday, December 26, 2023 · Brian Straight
As we head into 2024, top 10 supply chain lists feature the usual suspects: technology, visibility, AI. But a focus on talent is needed to ensure the investments in these more high-profile areas provide value.

Cleveland Clinic Climbs Atop Gartner’s Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25

Friday, December 22, 2023 · Brian Straight
The Cleveland Clinic is the top healthcare supply chain according to Gartner, which also recognized the Mayo Clinic and Intermountain Health as Masters for their continued excellence.

Why CPG Shippers Need to Smooth Flows in Their Supply Chains

Thursday, December 21, 2023 · Jeffrey H. Schutt, PhD, director of ProvisionAI
Volatility is costly and disruptive to operations. Consumer packaged goods supply chains face volatile transportation flows due mostly to variations in consumer behavior, but technology can help smooth those flows.
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