- Monday, 13 July 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly exposed the vulnerabilities and weaknesses in global supply chains. It has demonstrated the dangers of relying on a single supply chain route and manufacturing facilities situated in one country for almost everything. As the virus continues pounding the world’s economies, the modern supply chain has been shown as having been built on shaky grounds. This has resulted in businesses and industries struggling to get the necessary materials needed during the crisis. The escalation of the pandemic has put what was seen decades ago as a supply chain process with few hitches under a test and has emerged as seriously flawed.Read more...
- Monday, 29 June 2020
It is no longer a secret that supply chains have evolved into a more complex industry that ever. This can be seen in the changes that have occurred in the socio-economic and market dynamics, all of which are aimed at enabling organizations to respond to changing customer needs and outside-in demand-driven environment. Companies must now consider a host of new variables, such as the increasing protectionism and geopolitics. These factors are forcing most of the global supply chain players to re-examine the business continuity plans and risks and embrace new strategies in their sourcing approaches that will guarantee them growth. A strategic supply chain planning that factors in aspects of formulation of business strategy as well as the tactical aspects makes a supply chain firm more valuable. Here are some supply chain strategies that are designed to help supply chain companies grow amid the current competitive business environment.Read more...
- Monday, 08 June 2020
The supply chain has evolved significantly over the past few years. However, the current developments caused by the coronavirus pandemic have made the changes even faster than it had been anticipated. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered many things starting from product suppliers, strategies all the way to supply routes. According to a study by Ocean Insights, coronavirus pandemic could result in greater collaboration and technological innovations across this industry than ever before. According to the study, 42% of the shipping and freight professionals are likely to change their supply chain strategies. Of these professionals, 67% see investment in technology as an area that will substantially alter their operations after the pandemic.Read more...