Last week marked one year since COVID-19 was confirmed in the United States. The US’s death toll now stands at more than 400,000 lives. President Biden said at a White House press conference on January 21st that the Trump administration’s distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has been a “dismal failure.” The new President set a goal […]
I’ve written previously about how I founded FourKites in 2014 to help shed light on the vast blind spots that exist throughout our complex and interconnected global supply chains. Our focus for the first several years was to build a state-of-the-art platform that would give the world’s biggest shippers, and their carrier and broker partners, […]
TireHub is working to transform the tire distribution industry. They are using digital, supply chain technologies, to create on service excellence. Interestingly, the company was formed by two competitors – Goodyear and Bridgestone.
On March 11, the World Health Organization officially classifying COVID-19 as a pandemic. At about that time widespread customer service issues surfaced across North America and Europe. Close to nine months later, we have seen some companies that handled these disruptions magnificently – they demonstrated supply chain agility. It is worth examining the playbook successful […]
The new competitive imperative is true supply chain autonomy – one that senses disruptions in real time and takes corrective actions with no human intervention. This concept might seem visionary, but it’s increasingly within reach. The important thing to remember is that full autonomy is a journey — and you’re probably already taking one of […]
Trade and specialization at the individual, corporate, and regional level are catalysts behind the growth and increasingly important role of supply chain in today’s global economies. To capture the benefits from trade, organizations need superior logistical capabilities and more sophisticated coordination of activities to receive final goods at one’s location of choice. Prior research examines coordination mechanisms and categorizes them into price, non-price, and flow coordination mechanisms. Practitioners prefer
Vopak, a leading operator of tank terminals, is undergoing a digital transformation. One of their projects occurred at their Savannah terminal. New sensors, machine learning, and optimization drove significant energy savings.