supply chain

Welcome to 2021! Walt Disney once said, “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” This would be good advice for executives as they develop their digital supply chain strategies. While being optimistic is

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75 per cent of businesses say they will make changes to supply chain practices based on lessons learned from the pandemic which disrupted operations and surged demand, according to a study by BluJay Solutions. The supply chain management company commissioned Adelante SCM, in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain

Average remittance per transaction (ART ) dropped five per cent from the pre-COVID-19 period of Q4 2019 to the post-COVID-19 period of March through May of 2020 according to the analysis by Tipalti, a global payables automation company. And industries like as adtech were especially hard hit. Certain regions, such

A circular economy is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. The majority of supply chain professionals expect that the focus on their circular economy strategies – which aim to eliminate waste and the continual use of resources – will increase over the next

Rare earths are critical to the production of smartphones, computer memory, and rechargeable batteries, making them a core component of the world’s digital infrastructure. However, China’s dominance of the sector has revealed weaknesses in the supply chain — especially after COVID exposed vulnerabilities around the world for all kinds of

From empty supermarket shelves to delays manufacturing electronics and cars, the COVID-19 crisis has provided a stark example of global supply chain disruption.  In the early months of the crisis, 94 per cent of Fortune 1000 companies suffered supply chain disruptions. Underestimating the risk of supply chain shocks led to

The Covid-19 Pandemic has revealed weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the global food supply chain, and these weaknesses will be made worse by climate changes, according to McKinsey and Co. According to the management consultants, “While global food supply is still strong, individual countries and regions are starting to experience shortages

The programmatic advertising market is “ripe for reformation” after a landmark UK study revealed around half of the money advertisers spend never reaches publishers and around one third of the programmatic supply chain cost is “unattributable”. The report [pdf], prepared for UK advertiser industry group, the Incorporated Society of British

Blockchain and IoT technology will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain, according to research from Juniper, which identifies IBM, SAP and Oracle as leaders in the area. Substantial savings in food fraud will be realised from 2021 and

Fears of geopolitical instability may impact the global offshore services market, as sourcing, procurement and vendor management executives review their options to mitigate risk, according to Gartner. According to the report “Mitigate Offshore and Nearshore Service Delivery Location Risks Created by Geopolitical Instability” the offshore outsourcing market has been relatively