The supply chain trends shaking up 2023

The supply chain trends shaking up 2023

When disruption is constant, an organization’s preparation for key supply chain trends can be a significant competitive advantage. Disruptions to supply chain operations are set to stay in 2023, whether they be existing or new geopolitical conflicts, inflationary pressures and the recessionary environment, climate change weather events, or other issues yet to emerge. They can…

14 Supply Chain Trends for 2023

14 Supply Chain Trends for 2023

Supply chains are the lifeblood of most, if not all, businesses today. Keeping all supply chain components running as smoothly as possible ensures that your business can provide on-time delivery of products and services, especially with changing consumer demands and supply chain disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from reading up on the…

Supply Chain ‘Normal’ Appears on Horizon, With Sights Set on March

Supply Chain ‘Normal’ Appears on Horizon, With Sights Set on March

Several gauges show ship congestion continues to clear up even as shortages persist Few observers have had a better perch to watch the pandemic slowly clog — and now free up — one of the biggest arteries of global trade than Captain J. Kipling “Kip” Louttit. Two years ago this week, as fully loaded container ships…

How sustainable supply chains are driving business transformation

How sustainable supply chains are driving business transformation

A survey of supply chain leaders shows the need for visibility on sustainability performance and a holistic business case to drive results. In brief EY teams surveyed 525 executives about their sustainable supply chain practices. Many have long-term strategies but struggle to measure their progress. Business case initiatives for sustainability stretch beyond cost savings to…

In a Volatile World, Your Strategy Must Be Flexible

In a Volatile World, Your Strategy Must Be Flexible

Summary. Although it sounds cliché, the world really is a more volatile place than it used to be. That’s because the drivers of uncertainty are more intense — there are more and more change vectors affecting outcomes and these vectors are more and more inter-related. The range of likely outcomes five and 10 years has…

Supply Chains Inching Back to Normal Brace for Headwinds of Softer Demand

Supply Chains Inching Back to Normal Brace for Headwinds of Softer Demand

Shipping strains are on the mend, but a painful spell of weaker demand might be next. Rock guitarist Jack White, who extended his “Supply Chain Issues Tour” into October, might want to name his band’s next road trip after a different villain. That’s because supply strains, while still afflicting many consumers and businesses, are becoming more mundane…