As restaurants face increasing demand to reopen after a year of living with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, owners will need food and beverage suppliers to deliver goods quickly and efficiently. Failure to do so–whether caused by the inability of trucks to deliver quality products in a short amount of time or other supply chain disruptions–could
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that will result in a 100-day review of supply chains by the executive branch for pharmaceuticals, critical minerals, semiconductors and large capacity batteries. The 100-day review will be followed by a longer year-long review of a broader set of critical supply chains including the energy sector, personal protective equipment,
Organizational operations have been continually disrupted by shortages of PPE and other health and safety goods since the COVID-19 pandemic began. SCRC Executive Director Rob Handfield recently co-authored an article that outlines four levels of preparedness organizations can strive for to improve their responsiveness and awareness in order to prevent such disruptions from happening again.
Retailers are expected to face above-average sales again next Christmas, and the number of returns is predicted to be just as large. As returns increase, companies will need to remain vigilant in adhering to changing environmental regulations, considering many returns come with a need for safe disposal of hazardous product materials. To guarantee both success
The pandemic has created an exigency for on-demand strategies from both consumers and businesses. The trucking industry is no exception, especially as technological advances ensue. In response to the future of on-demand trucking, Jim Monkmeyer of DHL Supply Chain North America says, “[T]here is an opportunity to match drivers, equipment and capacity in the market