The ordinary person doesn’t think much about the supply chain until something goes wrong. It’s the product that doesn’t reach them that draws the most attention. As everyone has come to realize over the past couple of years, any one weak link in the supply chain can cause that product to not reach its destination. One of the generally unnoticed parts of the supply chain is packaging.More
Rethinking Logistics and How the Government is Getting Involved
Over the past year-plus, the supply chain has seen a remarkable number of changes. Organizations have had to adjust to various disruptions, and many have used those adjustments to re-think how they handle their logistics.
More changes could be on the way, because now governments are getting involved. In the United States, the Biden administration is taking steps to decrease reliance on other countries for certain products. Across the Atlantic, the European Union is setting climate goals that will impact a number of industries. Data will play an even more important role in logistics moving forward. Here’s what your organization needs to know about the latest changes impacting the supply chain.More
How Supply Chains Are Adjusting in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The post here from John Sucich reflects the situation from the perspective of the USA, with some different regulatory bodies and lockdown rules. However it’s still interesting for us in Europe: the supply chain is truly global and therefore it will have knock-on impacts for all of us, and maybe some lessons to learn from what is happening across the pond.More
How the Meat Processing Industry is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
With some states in the USA lifting stay-at-home orders and allowing certain businesses to reopen, focus has shifted to the supply chain. What will be available and what will be missing because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?
The meat processing industry has been one of the industries most affected by the coronavirus.More
Thinking Outside the To-Go Box: How Bars and Restaurants are Innovating During the Pandemic
We love this post from DI’s Kathy Sucich. There are some really ingenious ideas for sustaining both the supply chain to consumers and the cash flow to businesses. Of particular interest to us in Kathy’s blog is the section about Food Service companies advising their restaurant clients to open pop-up shops direct to consumers, to enable a redirect in the supply chain, from business to the consumer market. We are privileged to be supporting our supply chain and food service customers throughout this crisis, and this type of innovation will hopefully help both consumers and businesses. More