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: 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: 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: 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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Preparing Your Business for the Holidays? Don't Forget These Supply Chain Essentials

Your customers want products to be available every day of the year. But when the holiday season arrives, their anxiety about having that perfect gift or deal — on time — puts enormous pressure on your brand.

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How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

In recent years the trucking industry has been faced with a double-edged sword — rising fuel costs and a plummeting labor force. In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their...

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Hurricane Best Practices for Your Supply Chain

Hurricane Michael is approaching Florida via the Gulf Coast, threatening to rise from its current Category 1 status before making landfall on Wednesday. Just like with last month's Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, Michael is going to bring...

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Hurricane Florence: What You Need to Know About the Year's First Major Storm

Hurricane Florence is predicted to be one of the strongest storms on the Eastern seaboard in decades. It will deliver tropical-storm-level winds by noon Thursday to North Carolina's coast, and hurricane-force winds and dangerous storm surges by...

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