The Digital Transformation Imperative in a Post-COVID 19 World

The world has changed and the supply chain has changed with it—here’s why digital transformation has been central to that change in a year dominated by a pandemic.  Supply chains have had to adapt in number ways in response to COVID-19. However, no change in supply chains has been more prominent than the speed at which they’ve …

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The Top 6 Supply Chain Trends in the Year of COVID-19

After a year dominated by a pandemic, many of the anticipated trends heading into 2020 have been reconsidered—here are 6 to be mindful of going forward. The supply chain has experienced more disruption and subsequent evolution than any time in recent history. As a result of COVID-19, companies have had to reevaluate the state of …

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Building a Strong Supplier Relationship: The 5 Essentials

There’s never been a more important time to have strong supplier relationships—here are the 5 key indicators showing that they are on the right track. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the supply chain landscape has changed. Companies have seen their supply chains disrupted at a scale unlike anything witnessed in a long time. With that …

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Reverse Logistics: The 5 Keys to a Successful Strategy

Reverse logistics isn’t something most companies relish and as a result is often overlooked, but if handled with the right care, it’s what gives a modern supply chain the competitive edge. Of the many areas of a supply chain that get attention, reverse logistics is certainly an area amongst those that gets the least. It’s …

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Ensuring Supply Chain Success During and After COVID-19

Companies are facing significant hurdles since the onset of COVID-19, especially in their supply chains—here are the steps they should be taking to ensure supply chain success. COVID-19 took everyone by surprise. In its wake business operations of all kinds have been disrupted. The supply chain in particular has shown its vulnerabilities and its need to change. With that said, it critical …

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Top Technology Trends: Supply Chain 2020 – Part 2

In the year of the pandemic, technology is more important than ever for supply chains—here are four more technological trends to pay attention to in 2020. Supply chain technology comes in many forms. Last week’s article covered four of the most prominent technology trends this year as outlined by Gartner. It showed just how diverse and varied …

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Top Technology Trends: Supply Chain 2020 – Part 1

Supply chain technology is in a state of constant advancement, especially this year, given the circumstances—here are four of the biggest tech trends in 2020. Gartner recently identified 8 technology trends for supply chains in 2020. Given the pandemic currently taking place and what an impact its having on supply chains, it’s more important than …

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The New Normal: 5 Ways Supply Chains are Reshaping Themselves

Supply chains have undergone extreme change in response to the pandemic these past few months—here’s what they’re set to look like going forward. It’s hard to overstate the impact COVID-19 has had on supply chains. It has brought risk to numerous processes within them, particularly in warehousing. Moreover, it has made certain areas of sourcing as well as supplies …

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Digital Transformation, Cross-Company Collaboration, and Supply Chain Growth

Digital transformation has facilitated many changes within the modern supply chain but none more so than cross-company collaboration. The modern supply chain looks very different to the tradition. In the past, supply chains worked in a linear, step-by-step manner, which was highly segmented. Conversely, modern supply chains are aiming for much the opposite. Therefore, modern supply chains …

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Disruption: COVID-19 vs. Regular Supply Chain Disturbances

Supply chains are experiencing significant disruption as a result of COVID-19, but how does this disruption compare with others?  If these last few months have shown anything, it’s that COVID-19 has not been a regular disruption for supply chains. Supply chains, even very well prepared ones, are going to face impediments every once in a while. They …

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