Deploying a Virtual "War Room" for Supply Chains Affected by COVID-19

In this time of global crisis, Elementum is stepping up to do our part. We invite any and all supply chain organizations to use Elementum Essentials to run your virtual “war rooms” as you triage the countless supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our customer success team stands ready to set up a virtual war room for any organization that needs the extra help. It takes less than an hour to do so, does not impact your IT team, and we promise to have you up and running within 24 hours.


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Setting up a Virtual "War Room"

Handling supply chain exceptions is difficult enough when it's business as usual and everyone is in the office. Now everything is flying at you and your team via email, conference calls and shared spreadsheets as you all work from home. In this video we'll show you how to set up a Virtual "War Room" to manage the supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Running a Daily War Room Meeting

When managing a crisis where your entire staff is remote, you'll undoubtedly face some unique challenges. In this video we walk supply chain leaders through best practices when leading their daily stand up meetings, virtually.

Managing Indirect Material Shortages

Running out of lab coats or cleaning supplies can bring your store or plant operations to a screeching halt during the COVID-19 crisis. In this video, you'll see how using Elementum as your virtual war room allows indirect material shortages to be prioritized with complete context and resolved with clear accountability.

Triaging Material Shortages

Managing material shortages caused by supplier issues typically involve spreadsheets, emails, and a lot of phone tag. This video walks you through incident creation and explains how to improve collaboration between internal stakeholders like production & buyers, plus third party partners as you work through COVID-19 related disruptions.

Managing Production Delays

The impact of COVID-19 on production sites could come in many forms. Staffing shortages due to shelter-in-place, contract manufactures who can't ship out finished goods, or component shortages that mean production can't even start. Its enough to make any planner pull their hair out. This video shows how to use Elementum as a virtual war room to solve a component shortage faster and fix disruptions at the source. 

Mitigating Stock Outs at Key Customers

Empty shelves are an all too familiar sight, and its no wonder, when you consider the myriad of issues that could have had an impact at every point before goods arrive at the customer. Shortage of employees, protective gear/equipment, logistics providers and materials from suppliers all pose challenges given COVID-19 impact. Watch the video to see how a virtual war room can help resolve a potential customer order issue.

Streamlining Temporary Process Changes

Ripple effects from changes to quarantine or quality requirements & faster credit approval for suppliers are just a few operational processes in flux due to COVID-19. These require collaboration with stakeholders outside the normal supply chain teams managing disruptions. Watch this video for a quick preview of how the legal team might lead off incident tracking using a virtual war room.

The Virtual "War Room" Playbook for Supply Chains

Struggling to respond to stockouts, production delays & supplier issues? Read this step-by-step guide to help you get a leg up on the disruptions.

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