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...

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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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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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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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