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    A path to a more sustainable chip supply chain

    Establishing benchmark metrics and onshoring production are key ways companies can reduce their carbon footprint.

    Art Figueroa • Sept. 18, 2023
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    How chipmakers can manage future growth

    Managing headcount costs and leveraging federal funds are key ways companies can mitigate damage during an economic downturn.

    Irene Signorino • Aug. 25, 2023
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    It’s not easy buying green: How procurement can drive ESG in supply chain

    More than two-thirds of buyers aim to invest in more sustainable practices. What's stopping them?

    Aster Angagaw • May 22, 2023
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    Apparel makers must reform purchasing practices that hurt workers

    When suppliers are squeezed on price, workers feel the greatest pain, writes a program manager at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.

    Natasja Sheriff Wells • May 15, 2023
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    How generative AI can drive supply chain transformation

    ChatGPT and other powerful tech tools provide new opportunities to enhance visibility and efficiency.

    Jan Burian • April 4, 2023
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    From a FedEx pilot: Time is running out to reach a contract

    Management's handling of negotiations has inched the pilots union closer to a strike authorization vote, writes union leader Capt. Chris Norman.

    Capt. Chris Norman • March 20, 2023
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    Why ocean shipping is less anti-competitive than lawmakers think

    The Ocean Shipping Reform Act was pitched as an effort to address collusion and price gouging. In reality, a lack of information is the industry's real bottleneck.

    Jessica Darby and Andrew Balthrop • March 17, 2023
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    How supply chain mapping builds resilience

    Businesses will need more insight into all aspects of their operations to guard against future disruption.

    Tony Pelli • March 9, 2023
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    4 benefits of supplier segmentation

    By categorizing vendors, procurement managers can focus on maximizing the value of supplier relationships.

    Praveen Kumar Soni • Jan. 5, 2023
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    Railroads should give workers the benefits they seek

    It's time to get freight rail back on track with a stable workforce and improved service, writes the National Association of Chemical Distributors.

    Eric R. Byer • Oct. 17, 2022
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    Inflation is a lot worse than it seems, as companies do not always pass on the costs

    A small food manufacturer's experience in Texas outlines the difficult choices it takes to absorb rising costs, write three professors.

    Travis Tokar, Andrew Balthrop, Ron Gordon • Sept. 12, 2022
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    US supply chains need visibility and resiliency. Congress still hasn’t acted.

    The baby formula shortage should have been reason enough to advance policy. Unfortunately, it wasn’t, writes Tom Madrecki of the Consumer Brands Association.

    Tom Madrecki • Aug. 9, 2022
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    Procurement deserves C-suite credence as supply shocks persist

    Supply chain disruptions have shown why procurement managers should have a seat at the executive’s table. Here’s how they can get there. 

    Ajith Gopinath • July 14, 2022
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    The myth of supply chain management

    Managers should be focused not only on minimizing costs, but securing the resiliency and elasticity of their supply chains.

    John Frechette and Dr. Ralph Sonenshine • July 11, 2022
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    Stronger rail oversight needed as decaying service threatens food security

    Old industry weaknesses are causing major problems, particularly for shippers who have no competitive alternative.

    Robb MacKie and John Bode • June 3, 2022
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    Disruption has fundamentally altered the shipper-3PL relationship

    Adaptation and bold sourcing strategies are key for logistics leaders to ensure they're getting the best value. 

    Matthew Beckett • April 27, 2022
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    Breaking the 'glass shortage' myth

    No, there isn't a lack of 'brown glass' — or of any other color for that matter. 

    Scott DeFife • March 17, 2022
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    The problem with chartering a ship: Break bulk is a lost art

    Break bulk is doable for large, well-capitalized companies, but there's no guarantee they'll achieve lower freight costs than using carriers, a Xeneta executive writes. 

    Katherine Barrios • Dec. 1, 2021
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    Want to minimize supply chain risk? Become a disruption shaper.

    Businesses have figured out how to reduce the rate of disruption to their supply chains — something most leaders dismiss as even a possibility, Gartner's director of supply chain research writes. 

    Suzie Petrusic • Nov. 23, 2021
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    Now is the time to shockproof supply chains, with a 3-pronged approach

    Congested ports and empty car lots are a loud wake-up call to the shortcomings of just-in-time, the authors write.

    Kim Doyle and Tim Weed • Nov. 15, 2021
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    Supply chain visibility is now more important than ever

    Manufacturers that put traceability, sustainability in business are edging out competitors, writes Parsable's Yasmin Zarabi.

    Yasmin Zarabi • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Supply chain challenges aren't going away anytime soon

    Businesses and consumers should prepare for continued disruption and increased costs, writes a supply chain expert at CBRE.

    Joe Dunlap • Sept. 21, 2021
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    Stress tests: The right tool for strengthening supply chains.

    Simulations of potential disruptions — large economic shifts, trade wars, climate change or even cyberattacks — can yield forward-looking assessments of risk.

    Jonathan Welburn • Aug. 9, 2021
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    Want to improve supply chain performance? Start by defining OTIF

    Nothing hinders supply chain performance more than low on-time and in-full rates. Tom Kieley, CEO of SourceDay, suggests three steps to improve it.

    Tom Kieley • July 27, 2021
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    Supplier diversity and inclusion is a business imperative

    As with all successful transformation programs, getting to the multifaceted benefits of supplier diversity and inclusion will require commitment.

    Jaideep Sen • July 21, 2021