Tag: resolutions 2022

SCM Insights
February 1, 2022

Supply chain resolutions 2022: (4) secure material demands

Matching themes: capacity management, resolutions 2022, security of supply

In the face of material and staff shortages, securing your material demands with advanced capacity management is key to prevent disruptions
In the face of material and staff shortages, securing your material demands with advanced capacity management is key to prevent disruptions

The new year begins just as the old one ended, with material shortages everywhere. Now, another factor is adding to the woes: Omicron.

After all, delivery problems are not just a matter of whether sufficient raw materials and upstream products are available to meet demand. Read more

SCM Insights
January 26, 2022

Supply chain resolutions 2022: (3) reduce supplier risks

Matching themes: resolutions 2022, Risk Management, security of supply, supply risks

With the rise of global temperatures comes a rise in risk of extreme weather and natural disasters. Their impact on supply chains needs to be anticipated before it's too late
With the rise of global temperatures comes a rise in risk of extreme weather and natural disasters. Their impact on supply chains needs to be anticipated before it’s too late

With climate change, weather hazards are becoming more likely. And with this, the risks for supply chain disruptions are increasing, too. Resulting large-scale power outages could bring production facilities at suppliers to a standstill. Or their plants themselves could be damaged by severe weather or forest fires. Read more

SCM Insights
January 20, 2022

Supply chain resolutions 2022: (2) make digital processes a daily habit

Matching themes: digital supply chain, resolutions 2022, Usage Reports

To tap the full potential of digitization, using digital processes actually needs be turned into a daily routine.
To tap the full potential of digitization, digital process usage actually needs be turned into a daily routine.

The pandemic has revealed to businesses all at once exactly where digitization is not yet going so well. Processing paper invoices, for example, suddenly becomes much more complicated when all employees are working from home.

The same is true in other areas, as well. Read more

SCM Insights
January 13, 2022

Supply chain resolutions 2022: (1) ensure transport flow

Matching themes: resolutions 2022, security of supply, transport management

In times of scarce transport capacities, forecasting transport capacities and collaborating with carriers is key to ensure timely supply
In times of scarce transport capacities, forecasting and collaborating with carriers is key to ensure timely supply

Transport woes have not eased with the turn of the year. Rising consumer demand, container shortages, congestion at or closures of major ports in the U.S. and China, significantly fewer airline movements and, last but not least, an ever-increasing driver shortage have led to significant bottlenecks in shipments and a massive increase in freight rates. Read more

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