June 04, 2018

Resilinc Predicts Capacity Shortfalls, Further Raw Material Price Increases for US Manufacturers

Grover Righter, Chief Marketing Officer, Resilinc

Resilinc predicts that if Chinese demand for US products materializes as projected, manufacturing companies in the US will begin to experience shortages, both of workers and raw materials. These shortages may jeopardize the ability of manufacturers to fulfill the increased demand.

Indeed, on the logistics side of the supply chain, labor shortfalls are already evident, as a lack of truck drivers leaves companies unable to meet current levels of demand for products made in the US—never mind those potentially inflated by China in the near future.

A Downward Unemployment Trend

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May 24, 2018

Why Brexit has the Automotive Industry in Tiers of Uncertainty

Simon Lucas

The Automotive Industry is in Tiers of Uncertainty over Brexit

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April 03, 2017

How to Handle Increasing Type & Frequency of Supply Chain Events

Hannah Fliesler

It is one thing to read the news to keep up with current events, but how do you know which events are relevant risks to operational performance? Are you hearing about events from other coworkers, suppliers, or even customers days after they have happened? Some events receive an immense amount of news coverage that later reveal little-to-no business impact. However, the most troubling are events with little to no coverage that end up causing industry-wide shut downs. Today we will look at specific examples of both, and what you can do to focus your time and attention on the “right” events.

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October 26, 2016

Hanjin Bankruptcy: Ripple Effect from Shipping into SC

Shubhi Dixit

Just over a month ago, Hanjin Shipping Co, the world’s 7th largest shipping and Logistics Company in the world, filed for receivership on August 31, 2016. Hanjin Shipping Co. bankruptcy caused a major impact not just to logistics and shipping, but to the underpinning global supply chain and its sourcing operations. It has left nearly 80 ships with almost 500,000 containers offshore, with goods worth over $14 billion marooned at sea. The event, considered one of the biggest bankruptcies ever filed by a shipping company, has a disruptive domino effect on the supplier-dense regions of the world, in turn affecting supplier health and sourcing operations.

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September 13, 2016

What Netflix's Show 'Stranger Things' Can Teach Us about Crisis Management

Hannah Fliesler



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August 23, 2016

Choosing the Right Solution Partner for Supply Chain Resiliency

Pramod Akkarachittor



What I have learned about looking beyond the hype and identifying the partner for the long run.

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August 10, 2016

Eight Ways Successful Companies Manage Supplier Resiliency

Shubhi Dixit

“50 percent of businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within five years. Better success rates notwithstanding, a significant percentage of new businesses do fail.”

           - US Small Business Administration, 2014 Statistics

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August 01, 2016

Lessons from Pokémon Go to Improve Your Supply Chain Program

Jane Khoury

By now, you’re most likely one of those millions of people that have chosen to Get Up, Get Out and Explore, traveling around the globe to locate, capture and train as many Pokémon as you possibly can. And if you are in the minority, or you are not just ready to admit your obsession to your colleagues, here is a quick introduction to the game1:

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July 01, 2016

Brexit Global Supply Chain Impact Analysis Whitepaper

Neil Shenoi

On June 24th 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom voted and passed a referendum to leave the European Union. Better known as “Brexit”, the move sent a shock wave through global financial and currency markets. In context of the interconnected globalized economy, Brexit is not a localized phenomenon. Given the significance of the UK to the world economy, the vote has global economic repercussions and its’ impact is not limited to the UK and its citizens. 

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June 21, 2016

Successful New Product Introduction (NPI): How-To Guide

Neil Shenoi

In early 2016, Facebook-owned Oculus brimmed with confidence following scores of pre-orders on January 6th for its highly-anticipated $600 Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Oculus founder Palmer Lucky told attendees at CES 2016 that “Preorders are going much better than I could have ever possibly expected. I can’t talk about numbers, but we sold through in 10 minutes what I thought we were going to sell through in a few hours.”

While preorders went better than they expected, what was a competitive NPI window for the VR pioneers quickly snowballed into a botched launch within a few months due to “unexpected component shortages,” leaving the Rift’s avid early-adopters furious, their deliveries pushed back months after the initially promised delivery dates of late-March. In a key window that can potentially leave scars on a new company's brand, the recent delays shed light on how aligning a company’s Supply Chain and Procurement with Design early on is crucial when rolling out a successful new product introduction.

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