“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: 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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The Future of Supply Chain: 10 Trends to Watch for 2020 & the Decade Ahead

A decade ago, supply chain was a very different function than the one we know today. Only 32% of businesses had deployed planning software, Amazon Prime was still in its infancy and there were no supply chain cloud solutions in existence -...

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Amazon vs. Flipkart: The Race to Dominate Indian E-Commerce

Indian e-commerce company Flipkart is in fierce rivalry with Amazon over the country's online retail market. Both have unique advantages, but the true test will be which company can best tailor its offerings to the Indian consumer’s palate.

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