Times of inflation and financial turmoil can greatly affect company supply chains. With fluctuating demand levels and uncertainties regarding access to suppliers based on country relations, companies need resilient supply chains. Here are five practices for supply chain resiliency to help you stay
Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to Address Chinese Dominance
China has maintained its position as the manufacturing hub of the world, supported by efficient supply chain infrastructure, and low-cost production. And this has driven the steady rise of its GDP. The scenario changed in 2020 when the world witnessed the Covid pandemic, and China-dependent
Wargames Need Accurate Logistics
Wargames are not only for war. They are a way for groups of people to think about a wide range of situations and how they might respond. Wargames are being adopted to explore challenges and devise strategies in many areas: military campaigns; disaster response; business operations; and environmental
Russian Logistics for the Invasion of Ukraine
We're working with instructors at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) to model and simulate supply chains supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine. These supply chain models are used by students studying military logistics at AFIT and the Air Force Logistics Officers School (AFLOS).
Can India Match China’s Supply Chain Standards?
In the 1960s and 1970s, China was known as a developing nation where labor was available at the cheapest rate. Its government was trying to establish worldwide trade routes by expanding its commerce with various countries. China was once a developing nation trying to shift its economy from the
Massively Multiplayer Disaster Response Collaboration
As we bump up against the limits of what our planet's ecosystems can handle, the frequency and intensity of natural and human-made disasters will increase exponentially. Second only to the skill and bravery of the people involved in disaster response, the supply chains and logistics that support
IoT: Enabling Sustainable Shipping and Warehousing
In recent years, every organization has been enormously concerned about the sustainability of its supply chain. In fact, according to McKinsey, a consumer company's supply chain, for instance, accounts for more than 80% of its greenhouse-gas emissions and beyond 90% of its impact on air, land,
Lean Management for Non-manufacturing Functions: Part 2
This article is the follow-up to part 1 on Lean Management for Non-manufacturing Functions. Step 3. Develop your project charter: Before moving to any project deployment, a project charter is necessary to provide financial and operational information for all stakeholders. So basically, the