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coronavirus

Strategic Supply Chain Planning 2021 | Beyond COVID

The epidemic crisis of 2020 accelerated many trends in consumer behavior. It exposed risks both on the supply and demand sides of the supply chain. As we begin supply chain planning in 2021, we realize the adopted behaviors are permanent. Companies have to be able to support multiple fulfillment channels, efficiently handle returns and insulate themselves from regional disruptions across the globe.

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Extended LEAN

Lean Supply Chain Perspective Required for New Normal

The global pandemic and the disruption of foreign production is driving many manufacturing organizations to explore re-shoring of raw material sourcing, product components and finished goods. In our conversations, we are finding that C-Suite leaders are spending as much as half their time focused on solving issues in their network. Bringing production closer to the manufacturing base improves geographical access and mitigates the risks associated with an overseas failure.

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coronavirus

From Micro to Macro: The Effect of Social Distancing on the Supply Chain

As the nation begins the process of reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a lot to look forward to. Friends will assemble once more, and we’ll be able to gather at our favorite places to eat, drink and socialize. One challenge in all this togetherness: everyone will be doing it at least six feet apart. Businesses are preparing now for that change.

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