Nader Mikhail, Author at Elementum
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Supply Chains are Okay…But for How Long?

When COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. in March, people experienced first-hand the fallout of poorly designed supply chains. The stockpiling engaged in by both homes and shopping outlets made headlines, while shortages of critical items—like PPE and ventilators—accelerated the pandemic’s spread and heightened its risk. The crisis demanded that supply chains swiftly adapt to operating with a … Continued

Experts Call out Critical Problems with Supply Chains (But Don’t Look to Them for the Solutions)

Over the past decade of working in supply chain, thousands of operators have asked me: how can the industry adopt actionable solutions to increase performance while minimizing cost and risk and execution time? When the pandemic hit, the tone of this question changed substantially, from a nice-to-have, to a must-have. Suddenly, companies found themselves facing … Continued

“Resilience” isn’t the Answer to Supply Chain Problems (McKinsey: It’s time to re-think the strategy on Supply Chain Management)

The impact of COVID-19 has caused the world to realize what many operators have known for a while: supply chains are running at a distinct disadvantage. Globalization and the ever-increasing need for profitability have caused companies to live by a creed of efficiency: the faster and cheaper, the better. However, major disruptions like those caused … Continued

How Elementum Helps Minimize Damaged Shipments

I’m frequently hearing from supply chain leaders who want to make a bigger financial impact on their businesses, but they’re constrained by limited resources. If you find yourself in this position, I recommend you take a look at your damaged shipment rates. You may be surprised by what you find.

Elementum to #leadboldly by supporting global supply chain organizations with free Virtual “War Room” to manage disruptions caused by COVID-19

At Elementum, it has always been our mission to be a socially responsible supply chain partner. So in this time of global crisis, we are stepping up to do our part. We invite any and all supply chain organizations to use Elementum Essentials at no cost for the rest of this year to run their virtual “war … Continued