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...

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The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: A Guide to Setting Up a Virtual “War Room”

We’re shut in. There’s no toilet paper (although, I have hoarded 37 rolls for my family). My hair is getting way too long but I still need to be “camera ready” for my next video conference. It’s overwhelming at times — but we can’t stop. If you...

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The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: Best Practices for Triaging Shortages

Buzzzz… it’s your supply chain calling and it wants OFF this crazy roller coaster caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It wishes for the good-old-days when the crisis to be managed was a natural disaster like a flood, fire, or port closure. Because...

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The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: Coping with the Unexpected Shortage

Day 22. Just when you thought you were getting your supply chain team organized to manage through the COVID-19 disruptions — BHAM! You get hit with a curve ball — an indirect material shortage. First it was one or two small locations that were...

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The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: A Story from the Front Lines at Ken’s Foods

It was Wednesday, March 11th and Ken’s Foods had a dilemma. They wanted their corporate teams to work from home but at least 60 individuals currently worked on desktop computers in the office, many had no access to personal computers, and a few...

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The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: Wrangling Production Delays at Sites Impacted by COVID-19

These are indeed strange times. Soap is our #1 superhero. We’ve grown weary of the word, unprecedented. Toilet paper has become the most famous supply chain shortage in our lifetime. And suddenly, ‘surge capacity’ and ‘localized supply chain’ are...

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The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: Mitigating Customer Stockouts (and Not Just of Toilet Paper)

Restaurants are giving away toilet paper with to-go orders — even the coveted two-ply. Handsanitizer has become a black market item. Empty shelves are a familiar sight and it’s tempting to go to the grocery store as a way to gauge if we’re...

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The Supply Chain Can’t Stop: Dealing with Not-So-Temporary Process Changes

Settle in to “work from home” for the long haul. 3 of the 4 timelines for life returning to pre-pandemic normal, warn that shelter-in-place is likely to continue for more than three months, as covered by The Atlantic. Couple that with the immense...

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Tomorrow's CEOs Will Come from an Unlikely Place: The Supply Chain

We live in a world in which customers are no longer impressed by two-day delivery. In fact, it’s now the longest customers are willing to wait. This “Amazon effect” has reset the bar for operational execution, and business leaders must now...

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