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The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Supply Chains and Their Sustainability

ArticleThe impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on supply chains and their sustainabilityDecember 13th, 2021   ยท   By Callum BerryIn January 2020, the world was shaken by the news of a highly infectious and dangerous disease, spreading quickly around the globe. Many countries saw strict lockdowns, personal lives were upended, trade routes were disrupted and countless economies were negatively impacted …

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 …

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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 …