At the ARC Industry Leadership Forum in February, I had the opportunity to sit down with John Delligatti, Director of Digital Supply Chain Transformation at SDI, to discuss the pandemic, Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO), and the future of supply chain management. I asked John to give some deeper insights on a few key points. […]
Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Zheyuan Du at Kinaxis and discusses unconventional solutions to excess inventory challenges. According to recent statistical data, vacancy rates for industrial real estate across North […]
Some of the world’s biggest retailers and their partners are once again feeling the sting of “the bullwhip effect” – a term of art amongst supply chain professionals that describes how changes in demand at the retail level can reverberate and amplify issues throughout the supply chain. For months, retailers have been stockpiling massive amounts […]
Is the recently stated supply glut at retailers such as Target and Walmart due to the Bullwhip Effect? What goods are experiencing less demand than ancticipated? What effect is this having on retailers’ business? And why factors caused this seemingly sudden inventory glut in a period of supply shortages? Finally, what does this indicate for inflation and future demand?
Supply shortages resulting in empty shelves or parking lots of WIP inventory represent a spectre causing supply chain leaders to reconsider supply chain inventory practices. Opinion of just-in-time (JIT) as a practice has taken a battering and inventory is rising. Calls are increasing for a return to just-in-case (JIC) policies, with some citing this trend […]
The current elevated inflation pressures will likely deter companies from engaging in higher cost supply chain resiliency efforts such as commissioning new warehouse locations. Instead, they are likely to carry higher levels of inventory as a lower cost alternative to minimizing disruptions. Increased inventory in Inflationary environments can serve as a risk mitigation strategy while also subsidizing inventory managements costs as well as […]
Anyone else fascinated by the TV show, “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” on Netflix? I am. And it’s not because I’m a race fan (I’m not). I am drawn to the scale of the Formula 1 racing circuit. It’s amazing. The drivers’ skills are unworldly. They are all best in class with some better than […]