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...

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Move Over, Resilience: a Dynamic Approach Is Here to Save Supply Chain

Ever since COVID-19’s onset, academics have been weighing in on the best ways to address supply chain weaknesses and rebuild the industry. Take, for example, this whitepaper by Michigan State University’s Department of Supply Chain. Many of their...

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Make CAPA Work for Your Supply Chain: See How Covid-19 Inspired Blue Diamond’s CAPA Transformation

Supply chain is one heck of a challenging place to make a career: order too much, the business is in trouble; deliver too little, the business is in trouble. Yet, everyday, there are supply chain heroes, who are stepping up to take on new...

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“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...

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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...

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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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