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The Sequence to Success in Supply Chain Management

With the growth of technology, supply chain companies have changed how they work, and managing them has evolved substantially. The change has also been contributed by the modern age of the internet of things (IoT), cloud computing and mounting security concerns. Here are five crucial critical success keys to supply chain management that your business can benefit from.


Chip Shortage Still Wreaking Havoc on the Supply Chain

A new year – the same semiconductor chip shortage that’s plaguing both the automaker and electronic industries. Back in June, I wrote about the chip shortage in reference to Tesla. But Tesla isn’t the only company struggling with lack of inventory amid the shortage. The lack of chips are driving the price of new cars up nearly 12% and causing a significant loss of revenue to the tune of $2.10 billion dollars.


It May Be Possible to Work Around Supply Chain Problems

Now more than ever, time is the most precious commodity. Customers don’t like their time getting wasted through the instability of the supply chain. While there is no doubt that the supply chain has significantly evolved, they have faced the most difficult time during the pandemic than ever witnessed. As we begin a new year, 2022, there are new challenges that companies must tackle to remain competitive in the transport and logistics as well as e-commerce spaces. This is even as the customers want their items delivered on time and in the right state. While there are many challenges that one may face, it may be possible to work around these supply chain problems. Here are some of the ways you can do this.


Update Your Supply Chain Initiatives with These 5 Ideas

The supply chain is an important part of any business and the overall organizational strategy. It helps you save money and improve customer satisfaction by reducing waiting times for the in-demand products. Therefore, an efficient supply chain gives you a real competitive edge against other companies in your industry. On the flip side, an ineffective supply chain can consume many resources in your organization. Therefore, it is important to strategically plan to make your supply chain cost-effective, lean, and efficient. Update your supply chain initiatives with these five ideas to serve your business right. 


RFID Should Be Integral to Your Supply Chain Efforts

Radio frequency identification (RFID) has emerged as one of the leading technologies revolutionizing supply chains and logistics. It is capable of helping enterprises reduce their expenses and become competitive in the market. With the increased competition and pressure from the consumers, retailers must now develop better ways to streamline their operations and optimize their inventories. This cannot be achieved by relying on traditional methods. RFID uses radio frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data. This technology can be deployed to monitor company activities in real-time.


Your Supply Chain May Still Cause Issues This Holiday Season

The disruption that COVID-19 has caused on the supply chain continues to affect the delivery of products. We have seen an increased shortage of items, with some taking too long to arrive. However, we hope that the ramped-up vaccinations will improve this, leading to the reopening of sectors like the supply chain that are crucial for us. However, with the Delta Variant of COVID-19, we might still have some time to wait before things return to normal. This means that your supply chain may still cause issues as we approach the holiday season.


Define Your Supply Chain by These Winning Traits

Excellence in supply chain management may translate to business success. If you are good in this area, you will likely impress your customers in delivering the right products, in the correct quantity, at the right place, at the lowest possible cost and the right time, and to the correct people.  However, getting it right in the supply chain is easier said than done. Unlike the thinking that excellence in managing the supply chain can be achieved through few steps, the truth is that it goes much deeper and entails many other defining actions and strategies. For supply chain professionals, it means that they must have extra attributes that enable them to stand out. Here are some of the winning traits that should define your supply chain.


Logistics Can Be Complex; Deal With It

Leaders in the logistics sector cite the ever-increasing complexity of the supply chain as the main challenge they encounter. This is true considering the changes that we often see in this sector. For instance, there was a time when distribution was local from local producers or the delivery was done by rail or interstate highway. However, the requirements that logistics operations and operators face today are much more complex than ever. Furthermore, the expectations from the customers have evolved significantly. In a more globalized supply chain that we have today and trade routes keep advancing, the logistics and supply chain companies have no option but to change their tactics. Here is what modern supply chain companies, managers, and logistics firms need to do to cope with the ever-increasing complexity in their respective industries. 


Things Are Changing in Your Supply Chain

Over the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the world and adversely impacted almost every industry and economy in general. While there have been many challenges that came with the pandemic, there is a brighter side. The good thing is that the pandemic brought changes that will be helpful to businesses and different industries for years to come. One industry that has seen significant, pandemic-driven changes in the supply chain sector.


Chip Shortage Crippling the Auto Industry Could Last Until 2022

If you’re saving up to buy a Tesla – you may have to wait a bit longer. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of the electric vehicle brand; declared that prices of certain models were increasing due to a supply chain disruption that’s currently affecting the auto industry.


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