COVID-19 Supply Chain/Logistics Industry Update: December 2021

Most of us hoped COVID-19 would be firmly in the rearview mirror by the end of 2021. But unfortunately, the virus continues to cause issues across procurement, logistics, and transportation. For the moment, however, the supply chain has at least begun to show signs of recovery as bottlenecks begin to ease and production in Asia slowly returns to normal. However, recovery won’t happen overnight. As a result, business leaders must continue planning for pandemic-related disruptions in the near term. This article will discuss some of ... Read More

How Has COVID-19 Changed Logistics?

COVID-19 exposed a wide range of previously unidentified weak points in the global supply chain. As a result, logistics and supply chain practitioners have spent nearly two years developing creative strategies that allow them to respond to unprecedented levels of pandemic-related challenges. These changes to the supply chain environment will leave a lasting impact on future logistics operations. The SARS-CoV-2 virus will continue to cause problems and disruptions in the supply chain for some time to come, and long-time logistics operators will need to get ... Read More

How You Can Handle Peak Season with a Disrupted Supply Chain

While the 2020 holiday peak season presented unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021’s peak season brings a whole new set of problems for supply chain and logistics stakeholders. Despite early ordering, inventory from overseas has been delayed repeatedly along its journey through the supply chain. With extreme port delays on both sides of the ocean and freight capacity issues across modes keeping critical peak season inventory in limbo, many retailers worry that they won’t be able to meet 2021 holiday demand. ... Read More

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