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Automotive supply chains need a resilience vaccine

Even though dictionary.com declared “pandemic” its Word of the Year for 2020, one could argue the term “supply chain” is a close second. 2020 was likely many people’s first time hearing about supply chains or experiencing the massive role they play in our day-to-lives.

Automotive suppliers, of course, have long been aware of the supply chain’s significance. Unfortunately, this knowledge didn’t necessarily make the events of 2020 any easier on them. What world events did do, however, is highlight areas of vulnerability and corresponding opportunities for improvement. One could say, in keeping with the 2020 Word of the Year, that the automotive supply chain needs its own vaccine of sorts: greater agility and resilience, developed from better visibility, communication, collaboration, and vigilance.

 


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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
 
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
 


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Last update 12 Sep 2021
PMI eases to six-month low as supply chain issues constrain output growth
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