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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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05 Aug 2021
Logistics Costs You Should Keep Your Eye On
 

Logistics are an extremely crucial aspect of your organization’s business processes. While the traditional supply chain used to be small and straightforward, they have grown into complex and interconnected networks that must be managed accordingly. Today's typical supply chain is flush wit

 
Martin Pahulje
Flexis
 
29 Jul 2021
The Key to Strategic Workforce Planning for the Warehouse
 

Manufacturing and warehouse shift work has been standard procedure since the dawn of the industrial revolution. And, shift work remains the standard in many cases today. It’s been about 120 years since this practice began. Does it really make sense today, considering what’s changed in

 
Bonnie Milam
Blue Yonder
 
25 Jun 2021
The Inventory Battleground: Increasing Supply Chain Complexity
 

IHL’s latest report on the future of grocery shows some hard lessons learned from the 2020 disruptions, especially when it comes to inventory accuracy. Out-of-stocks (OOS) have always plagued the grocery industry, but the rise of digital shopping last year exposed some new causes for concern.

 
Bonnie Milam
Blue Yonder
 
25 Jun 2021
Leveraging Demand and Supply Planning to Unlock the Value of MRP
 

Both demand and supply planning and materials requirement planning (MRP) have been around for a long time. It’s hard to imagine a modern manufacturing company without either one. With a robust MRP system, manufacturers can better control inventory, plan production accurately, manage data and d

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster
 
25 Jun 2021
What Does the Future Hold for On-Demand Trucking?
 

The current state of business is all about digitization. Thanks to the ongoing development of smart technology, every aspect of the supply chain has been digitized and optimized, increasing speed, accuracy, and success. As we live in a consumer culture where demand is expected to be met instantly, c

 
Martin Pahulje
Flexis
 


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Retail

The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...

The Inventory Battleground: Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

IHL’s latest report on the future of grocery shows some hard lessons learned from the 2020 disruptions, especially when it comes to inventory accuracy. Out-of-stocks (OOS) have always plagued the grocery industr...


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The role of strategic purchasing and supply management in risk management

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