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The Supply Chain Forecast May Be Sunnier Than Headlines Suggest

Posted: August 31, 2022

By May 2022, China-to-US-bound shipping prices had jumped from a pre-pandemic cost of $2,000 to $20,000 per container. By July, inflation had reached levels unseen in four decades. The chip crisis remained intractable, and port backups and bottlenecks continued. And… More

Supply Chain Challenges Call for Elevated CX

Posted: April 20, 2022

Don’t expect supply chain pressures to ease significantly until 2023. Industry leaders at the TPM22 and TPMTech Conference recently told attendees in Long Beach, home of the country’s largest port, citing structural issues in ocean transportation that are a long… More

Key Findings From the Fed’s Global Supply Chain Pressure Index Report

Posted: February 2, 2022

As the global economy is buffeted by supply chain challenges ranging from the rising costs of commodities and transport to the availability of raw materials, economists at the Federal Reserve have taken action by creating a new tool for analysis.… More

What if the Answer to Supply Chain Shortages Doesn’t Lie in Procurement?

Posted: January 26, 2022

To appreciate the task that U.S. policymakers and supply chain leaders are faced with in overcoming supply chain shortages, imagine trying to quickly and easily turn a ship around that’s the size of the Empire State building. (Carrier ships of… More

Supply Chain Crisis Threatening Your NPD? There May Be a Way Forward

Posted: November 17, 2021

Fifteen seconds of scrolling through your favorite news platform quickly reveals the sourcing crisis has become so extreme that even business leaders who have never before given much thought to logistics have now developed a case of "supply chain brain."… More

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