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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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26 Feb 2016
RESEARCH: Transport Market Monitor: Transport prices decrease due to higher availability of capacity and low diesel prices
 

This is the twenty-sixth edition of the Transport Market Monitor. It outlines developments in European road transport rates and includes the figures of the fourth quarter of 2015.
- The price index decreased by 2.4% in Q4 2015 leading to an index of 98.2, which is at the exact same level as in Q4 2014.
- The capacity index increased to 88.6 (14.3%). However, the capacity index in Q4 2015 was 2.6% lower than in Q4 2014 (index 90.9).
- In Q4 2015, the diesel index increased by 0.1% to an index of 73.1, just above the six year low.
These are the conclusions of the Transport Market Monitor by TRANSPOREON and Capgemini Consulting, a quarterly publication, which aims to track transport market dynamics.

 
Transporeon
Transporeon
 
02 Feb 2016
RESEARCH: Energy industry comes out of its shell to recognize need to share resources and exchange best practices
 

New research from DHL shows that a lot of companies operating in the energy industry yet have to adapt their supply chains to the exceptional harsh market conditions the sector faced in 2015 - and will continue to do so in 2016. The new whitepaper looks at both the conventional and renewable energy industry and suggests improving supply chain visibility and efficiency as well as adopting a new mindset to share logistics assets and resources across departments and companies.

 
DHL
DHL
 
27 Jan 2016
RESEARCH: Global Trade Management Agenda 2016
 

Collaboration in the supply chain: That is the focus as this year’s Global Trade Management Agenda examines a very intense form of partnership between companies – a partnership for which many examples already exist in business practice but for which there are no standard prescriptions (yet).

 
Prof. Dr. Dirk H. Hartel and Dr. Ulrich Lison
AEB
 
18 Dec 2015
The 2015 Return on Supply Management Assets (ROSMA) Performance Check Study
 

The 2015 Return on Supply Management Assets (ROSMA) Performance Check Study, “Building a Bolder Legacy: The Procurement Mission is Under Way,” found that top performing procurement organizations improved their performance versus the 2014 report results with most delivering 10 to 15 times returns. Top performers were also found to deliver 7.5 times the costs and investment base in procurement and are expanding their advantage. These leaders generate about $1.25 million in financial benefits per procurement employee per year.

 
A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney
 
17 Dec 2015
RESEARCH: DHL reveals supply chain and logistics as most critical success factor in omni-channel business model
 

DHL, in collaboration with the data analyzer IDC Manufacturing Insights, today published an in-depth analysis of logistics in the omni-channel business model. This publication - the DHL Omni-Channel Logistics Trend Report - reveals that the logistics industry has a significant role to play in the transformation to an omni-channel business model.

 
DHL
DHL
 


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