supply chain automation

Limitations of Supply Chain Automation

Global supply chains continue to weather crisis after crisis. The Delta variant of the coronavirus has devasted much of Asia, prompting nations to cut off land access for around 100,000 sailors who provide critical manpower for shipping lanes. Flooding has upended logistics routes in Germany and China for everything from fuel supplies to manufactured goods. Cyber attacks have disrupted container operations in the South African ports of Cape Town and Durban, causing further delays…

supply chain innovations

Key Supply Chain Innovations

A 100-day Biden administration review  found that global supply chains remain in crisis, even as economies reopen. A pandemic-related worldwide shortage of computer chips has stalled countless production lines, with automobile makers alone projected to lose $100 billion in 2021. A lack of delivery capacity has stranded ships outside ports, inflation is on the rise, and logistics companies struggle to recruit employees as the American workforce reshapes itself in…

Supply Chain Challenges

The Biggest Supply Chain Challenges of 2021

The global pandemic brought massive challenges and changes to the world’s economies and supply chains. Many manufacturers initially cut back on production in anticipation of a massive slump in consumer purchasing. But consumers continued to spend through lockdowns, turning to e-commerce platforms as brick-and-mortar stores saw a decrease in foot traffic under lockdowns. While companies struggled to meet this unexpected demand, the…

Supply Chain Innovation

Why Covid-19 has Made Supply Chain Innovation Even More Important for Retailers.

As every retailer knows, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have been incredibly challenging for the industry. Between statewide lockdowns, the need for enhanced safety and hygiene measures, and slowed economic activity in certain markets, the industry’s already narrow margins have gotten even slimmer and supply chain innovation has suffered. To survive and thrive…