Author Archive for Chris O'Brien

Build Resilience into Your Supply Chain

Will you wait until disaster strikes before investigating weak links in the supply chain? Or will you add resilience now to minimize the risk of disruption?

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Guest Commentary: 4 Essentials of Total Transportation Cost (One Piece of Total Landed Cost)

As I noted in a recent blog posting, it’s not easy to accurately calculate total landed costs (TLC). But it’s the best way to understand your business at the subatomic level, find process gaps, and optimize your supply chain in every way. Here are the 4 things you must have to calculate total transportation costs—one piece of TLC—and what you can do with the results. Executive buy-in. Where do costs lie, and what internal profit […]

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