The Disaster Cycle of Crisis Procurement

One of the aspects of ever-growing experience is the sorrow of knowledge. In times of economic turbulence, procurement could be dragged into a cycle of faulty practices that starts well before the cri...

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Unique Challenges of Small Parcel in the 2020 Holiday Season

This content was posted on the ATSC Blog on November 23, 2020 Like everything else in 2020, we can expect the holiday shopping season to come with unique challenges. Not only are pandemic shutdowns on...

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Discovering the Importance of Cold Chain Logistics

This content was posted on the All Things Supply Chain blog on September 28, 2020 Back in the late winter / early fall of 2020, the whole world became intimately familiar with the detailed innerworkin...

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WARNING: Handling Dangerous Cargo

This content was posted on the ATSC blog on August 24, 2020 On August 4th, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate – equivalent to approximately 6 million pounds – that were being stored in a facility at Bei...

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Re-establishing the Enterprise’s Risk Appetite

This content was published on the ATSC Blog on July 27, 2020 Since risk is a reality in business, and ‘certainty’ is an extremely expensive proposition, an enterprise’s appetite for risk has always be...

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COVID-19 Business & Technology Implications & Recommendations

This content was posted on the Thinkers 360 Blog on June 13, 2020 What are your predictions for COVID-19 in terms of business and technology implications and recommendations for executives over the ne...

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Silk vs. Steel: Rebuilding Supply Chains After COVID-19

This content was published on the ATSC blog on May 25, 2020 The word ‘chain’ evokes images of metal links locked together, but this analogy has not been apt for a long time. Terms such as network, eco...

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Practical Advice to help Procurement Weather the Pandemic

This content was published on the ATSC blog on April 20, 2020 Seemingly overnight, every procurement professional’s top priority has become helping their company get through the COVID-19 pandemic and ...

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Procurement and supply chain during a crisis: Stronger together

This content was published on the Fairmarkit blog on April 20, 2020 If there is one thing you get used to when you work in procurement, it is that no one outside of the field has any idea what we do f...

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Is the industrialized world overly dependent on sourcing from the Chinese?

This content was posted on the ATSC blog on February 24, 2020 Acute awareness of China’s impact on global business has been front and center since the onset of the Coronavirus health emergency in late...

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Trade Wars, Not So Easy?

“When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!” – President Donald Trump on Twitter, March 9, 2019.

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Book Review: Third Party Risk Management

“Efficient, effective, risk-centric, and risk-adjusted third party lifecycle and risk management is a new and distinct way of doing business. How your company approaches any major change like this one...

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China: Beyond the Trade War Hype

Globalization has transformed the world into one big economy. Capitalist theory suggests that markets in an open and healthy economy promote widespread well-being by increasing competition and ensurin...

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Book Review: Fundamentals of Risk Management (5th Ed.)

“When considering any contribution that risk management can make to the organization, it is important to decide whether the contribution will relate to strategy, projects and/or operations. The decisi...

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Webinar Notes: Trade Wars & Supply Chains: Measuring and Managing the Impact

These webinar notes are based on an April 26th webinar presented by Resilinc and Hogan Lovells and hosted by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. Here is the link to the on demand registration page.

As I mentioned in my weekly webinar recommendations post, I trusted S&DCE as the host of this event because I’ve seen them cover equally ‘hot button’ topics with balance and a high degree of professionalism in the past. This event was no different – in fact, Resilinc CEO & Founder Bindiya Vakil opened the webinar by making the comment that the topic would be handled as a business issue – not a political one.

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What would you do? Risk management: weather-related supply chain disruptions

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coa...

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Procuring Lives in Puerto Rico

Before examining Hurricane Maria’s stampede through Puerto Rico, let’s take a glimpse of this Caribbean island before the natural disaster hit. 3.4 million U.S. citizens live in this commonwealth of t...

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Book Review: The LIVING Supply Chain

“In the new global era, speed and velocity are more important than everything else!” (p. 12) The LIVING Supply Chain: The Evolving Imperative of Operating in Real Time by Rob Handfield and Tom Linton ...

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Fleet: Key Considerations

Have you ever wondered what other company’s fleets look like? How other companies source their fleet units, parts, and services? What information is needed to begin? The first thing to know, is that n...

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Risk Management in Supply Chain and Procurement: Preparing for the Storm

Although we’re a few weeks past the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy now, the shake up left experts, businessmen, companies, and customers alike wondering what other events could potentially jeopardize thei...

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