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Mapping Your Supply Chain is Critical to Protecting Your Business

Posted: December 13, 2022

Mapping Your Supply Chain is Costly, Time-Consuming, and Labor Intensive - Yet Critical to Protecting Your Business As of this writing, a report from Bloomberg indicates that Apple is continuing to diversify its supply chain by announcing plans to source… More

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

Rebuilding US Supply Chain: Shorter-Term Tactics and Longer-Term Strategies

Posted: November 3, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, the current supply chain crisis has not been caused by the global pandemic. As early as April 2020, Nassim Taleb — widely regarded as the world's preeminent risk analyst — argued correctly that the coming crisis… More

How Domestic Manufacturing Can Deliver Offshore Supply Chain Advantages

Posted: April 21, 2021

For nearly three decades, American companies have been offshoring manufacturing services. Between ongoing trade tensions, increased regulatory restrictions, and the recent Suez Canal debacle, companies are struggling with the challenge of how to get offshore supply chain advantages closer to… More

Four Supply Chain Disruption Myths Your Company Should Question

Posted: December 9, 2020

Pandemic-driven supply chain disruption is a reality that no business can argue. Along with disruption, the pandemic has also spawned myths. If these myths aren't questioned to separate fact from fiction, companies will find it much harder to successfully move… More

Blockchain and Supply Chain: A Winning Combination

Posted: June 16, 2020

In today’s rapidly changing world and global economy, blockchain and supply chain are a winning combination that delivers businesses significantly increased transparency, security, cost-savings, and agility. In discussing the benefits of blockchain, it should be understood that this term has… More

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