Supply chain issues can have a significant impact on the availability and cost of food. The food supply chain includes a wide range of processes and stakeholders, including farmers, processors, distributors, retailers, and consumers. Having many different people in the process can lead to major complications. When there are disruptions or delays at any point in this chain, it can lead to shortages, spoilage, or … Read More
Automotive Supply Chain – Disruptions and Outlook
The disruptions in supplies of key raw materials and components over the last three years have been driven by a range of factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, geopolitical tensions, and shifts in consumer demand. In the case of the automotive industry, one key driver of the recent shortages has been the cancellation of orders for microprocessors in response to a slump in auto … Read More
From Farm to Table – Your Food Supply Chain Explained
Food supply chains can be complex and involve multiple stages and participants. Here’s an overview of the journey your food takes from farm to plate: Fresh Food Production Food production typically starts with farmers, who grow crops or raise animals for meat, dairy, and egg production. Farmers may sell their products to processors or directly to consumers through farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, or … Read More
Supply chain crisis is not over and could last until 2023
Is it the longest congestion ever? Maybe. Great news for one side of the industry and bad news for the other. With container freight rates and port congestion in the worst position compared to 2020 and 2021, the situation doesn´t expect to change until next year, 2023.
“The Great Resignation” and Its Impacts on Supply Chain
By: Grace Cronin What is the Great Resignation? A term recently coined to describe the phenomenon of large groups of people, mainly in the U.S., quitting their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the supply chain industry is not immune from this phenomenon, and many fear it only adds to the current Supply Chain Crisis.
Biden works to prevent the next major supply chain crisis
On November Fifteenth, President Joe Biden signed into effect the massive $284 Billion Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA) aimed at modernizing the country’s antiquated infrastructure.
Long Beach takes First Steps Towards 24/7 Supply Chain Operations
Sept. 17th, in the thick of peak season with roughly 50 vessels anchored in San Pedro Bay, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced sweeping reforms in an attempt to improve fluidity and reduce delays during what continues to be unprecedented volumes at our nations largest ports. Among many of the measures being taken, is a much-needed move towards 24/7 operations. Both ports are extending … Read More
6 Tips for Improving your Supply Chain Management
Managing your supply chain is one thing, but optimizing it is a whole different challenge and one that many companies fail at doing. To help you succeed, we have put together six fundamental cornerstones that you should emphasize when planning your supply chain.