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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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03 Jun 2021
Intelligent Automation and the Transformation of Manufacturers
 

The explosive growth of automation has revolutionized the manufacturing industry. Now integrated into all aspects of supply chain networks, automation is necessary for any efficient supply chain. Increasing the pace of manufacturing is crucial to keep up with the ever-growing demand faced in the con

 
Martin Pahulje
Flexis
 
28 May 2021
EV Manufacturing is Stretching Supply Chains to Their Limits
 

The demand for electric vehicles is booming more than ever before. Consumers are looking to purchase the vehicles for various reasons, including reduced harmful emissions, quieter engines, and reduced gas expenses. It seems as though electric vehicles are the cars of the future. Still, as they are r

 
Martin Pahulje
Flexis
 
28 May 2021
How Do AI and Big Data Add Value for Manufacturers
 

Artificial intelligence and big data are the peaks of innovation. As technology continues to grow more sophisticated and developed, our reliance on data grows as well. Today, data is one of the most valuable commodities for modern businesses. More and more businesses are going digital, resulting in

 
Martin Pahulje
Flexis
 
26 May 2021
Insights from the 2021 Logistics Executive Survey: The New Normal of Logistics
 

Our recently launched 2021 Logistics Executive Survey aims to seek out the “New Normal of Logistics.”  The survey tracks the pulse of the market as logistics operations are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic to periods of adjustments, redefinition, and eventually a new equilibrium.

 
Terence Leung
Blue Yonder
 
26 May 2021
Breakthrough: The electric vehicle market finally comes of age, with an almost 5% market share
 

The ninth edition of the Automotive Disruption Radar is all about electric vehicles (EVs). After years of unremarkable performances, the electric vehicle market jolted into life in 2020 with multiple indicators showing strong growth and record highs. The report also assesses the current high valuati

 
Wolfgang Bernhart and Stefan Riederle
Roland Berger
 


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