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The Challenges in Global Supply Chain Management

To say that 2020 brought record global supply chain challenges would be a gross understatement. With COVID-19, trade wars, weather events, port congestion, and other significant upheavals, many companies saw more disruption in a year than they had seen in decades combined.

These disruptions brought with them supply chain management problems and challenges that didn’t exist before while magnifying others and exposing their weaknesses. Demand and supply planning teams found themselves working to overcome obstacles. Some industries saw the bottom fall out of their order positions, while others that supplied essential items experienced unprecedented growth.

 

Supply Chain Challenges

While many of these challenges were related to disruption alone, others were already on the horizon, highlighting the need to reassess and develop new strategies. Here is a look at some of the most significant supply chain challenge


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15 Oct 2021
3 Issues Your Supply Chain Must Know About
 

Why visibility should be the top priority for supply chains The supply chain recovery is entering a critical stage. How do you know if your company is focusing on the right things? Maybe we can find the answer. Let’s look at what other businesses are thinking and a few significant factors c

 
Keith LaBotz
Flexis
 
15 Oct 2021
The Challenges in Global Supply Chain Management
 

To say that 2020 brought record global supply chain challenges would be a gross understatement. With COVID-19, trade wars, weather events, port congestion, and other significant upheavals, many companies saw more disruption in a year than they had seen in decades combined. These disruptions broug

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster
 
27 Aug 2021
Reduce emissions and transportation spend, integrating transportation optimization into S&OP processes
 

The past year has drastically changed not just our daily lives but also the way we do business. The supply chain industry has had to face significant new challenges caused by multiple national lockdowns and an overall transformation in the market needs and mindset. But this time of tremendous cha

 
Dr. Marc Schleyer
Kinaxis
 
27 Aug 2021
Warehouse Management Systems are Critical for Customer-Centricity in the Post-COVID 19 Era
 

As e-commerce growth is continuing at a rapid pace, companies are having to rapidly change their logistics footprint (both operational and physical) and fulfillment to match rising customer expectations. As we move into a post-COVID-19 environment, logistics executives plan to implement or enhance t

 
Terence Leung
Blue Yonder
 
27 Aug 2021
The Best Vision for Your Supply Chain
 

7 Ways to Jumpstart Supply Chain Visibility  Ask three people to define supply chain visibility, and you’ll likely get six different answers.  Everyone agrees visibility is vital, and it’s a central theme of Logistics 4.0, so how can a supply chain achieve end-to-end visibil

 
Keith LaBotz
Flexis
 


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