What I Learned in Supply Chain This Week

Insight – Thinking Ahead (Part Three)

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesThinking Ahead Part III: Complicated ComplexityTags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Crisis, Global Supply Chain, Domestic, International, Connection, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade. Following are some of the complexities to consider when planning fall, back to school, and holiday seasons. COVID-19 complicates all three by a large factor, due to demand …

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Insight – Thinking Ahead (Part Two)

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesThinking Ahead Part II: The Global BullwhipTags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Crisis, First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Import, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade. The bullwhip effect in supply chain is when surprises in a forecast yield supply chain inefficiency. We saw it recently with toilet paper where demand surged, leaving …

Mercado - What I Learned in Supply Chain This Week

Insight – People are Good

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesPeople are GoodTags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Crisis, First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Import, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade. Here is a link to the many different ways that we can help others as we work through this crisis together. This is courtesy of morningbrew.com, a really great daily read …

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Insight – From fear to courage

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesFrom Fear and Helplessness to Courage and ResolveTags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Import, Statistics, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade. So I am old enough to have gone through both 911 and 2008 (Kmart and FedEx respectively). Many of the feelings I had then are the …

Mercado - What I Learned in Supply Chain This Week

Insight – Thinking Ahead (Part One)

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesThinking Ahead Part ITags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Import, Statistics, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade. The Institute of Supply Chain Management surveyed 628 participants about the effects of COVID-19 on their supply chain. Some of their key findings are below, which I found to be …

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Insight – Managing Unexpected Events

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesManaging Unexpected EventsTags: First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Global Trade, Import, Coronavirus, COVID-2019, Supply Chain, Global Supply ChainDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.I spoke to a number or retailers and wholesalers this week regarding the impacts of COVID-2019 (also known as the Coronavirus). One common theme between them was …