Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility!

Disaster Recovery Planning and Risk Management processes are foundational elements of any effective Supply Chain operation and strategy. For those who have ignored putting these mechanisms in place you are assuredly now in deep trouble with the Coronavirus situation at hand. The effectiveness of both these tools enacted by Supply Chain crisis leadership skills are … Continue reading “Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility!”

Invest in the Best Guitar Case Brands!

Have you heard of musician Dave Carroll’s experience with United Airlines? The incident resulted in his $3,500 Taylor guitar being destroyed. It led to the viral “United Breaks Guitars” video, highlighting the precarious nature of air travel for musical instruments​. If you don’t want to experience such an incident, give your guitar the right acoustic … Continue reading “Invest in the Best Guitar Case Brands!”

5 Top Reasons Why It’s Important to Study Supply Chain!

Supply chain refers to the process of delivery of a product to the customer, involving all the necessary steps. These steps include procurement, logistics, warehousing management, forecasting, etc. Each of them is essential to delivering the final product or service. Due to the heightened demand for the delivery of goods, the supply chain across the … Continue reading “5 Top Reasons Why It’s Important to Study Supply Chain!”

The Complexity of the Lego Supply Chain!

My son recently showed me the assembled Lego set of “The Office” TV show. With 1164 pieces, the number of features and details in that set was extremely impressive and highly meaningful to anyone who was a fan of the show. This attention to detail, and the complexity involved in creating such a set with … Continue reading “The Complexity of the Lego Supply Chain!”

Refael Edry’s Life Lessons for Today’s Supply Chain Leaders!

It’s 2023, and a recession is lurking around the corner. Tech giants, including Amazon and Meta, have already implemented mass layoffs to adapt to the impending economic downturn. Commodity prices, interest rates, and inflation have been steadily heading north. Across the globe, business owners are working hard to stay on top of these changes and … Continue reading “Refael Edry’s Life Lessons for Today’s Supply Chain Leaders!”

Resilience is the New Critical Supply Chain Strategy!

As everyone in Supply Chain Management knows today, the field has come a long way. It’s something we’ve written about a lot on the Argentus Blog. The function – which used to be a back-office, administrative task – has evolved to become a major seat of strategic profitability and brand and resilience within companies. For the … Continue reading “Resilience is the New Critical Supply Chain Strategy!”

Domestic Shipping for E-Commerce: Ensuring Customer Satisfaction!

E-commerce has completely transformed how people shop, providing a handy and open substitute for conventional brick-and-mortar establishments. Nonetheless, a smooth and effective post-purchase experience is essential to the success of any e-commerce venture, and domestic shipping is a vital component of this procedure.  Shipping affects a customer’s opinion of your brand and level of happiness … Continue reading “Domestic Shipping for E-Commerce: Ensuring Customer Satisfaction!”

The Mexican Recession Impact on CaliBaja!

CaliBaja is a North American manufacturing powerhouse. Located in Mexico but close to the California border, it serves as a vast hub of industrial jobs, making significant contributions to the production of products that ship all over the world.  For Mexico, it’s a big boon, offering the community an enormous number of stable, well-paying jobs. … Continue reading “The Mexican Recession Impact on CaliBaja!”

Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest!

The decision by President Trump to tell 3M to stop shipping masks to Canada and Latin America is astonishing given that all of humanity is facing the same crisis. Supply issues started with chronic shortages of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and food goods of all kinds. Store shelves have been emptied of the most basic … Continue reading “Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest!”

Understanding Commercial Relocation Costs: Factors to Consider for a Budget-Friendly Move!

Relocating a commercial business involves many considerations, and one of the most critical aspects is understanding the costs involved. From planning and logistics to packing and transportation, a commercial move requires careful financial planning to ensure a smooth transition without breaking the budget.  By understanding the factors contributing to commercial relocation costs, businesses can make … Continue reading “Understanding Commercial Relocation Costs: Factors to Consider for a Budget-Friendly Move!”

How to Become a Supply Chain Game Changer! RateLinx Interviews Mike Mortson!

Ratelinx interviews article with Mike Mortson originally appeared on ratelinx.com. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the importance of supply chain management cannot be understated. After watching customers scramble to source household toiletries and life-saving PPE, supply chains are left wondering, “What comes next?”  As we prepare for whatever comes next, it’s clear we … Continue reading “How to Become a Supply Chain Game Changer! RateLinx Interviews Mike Mortson!”

Intelligent Supply Chain Technologies for the Future!

Amid the thick covid-clouds, organizations are preparing to make their way back to regular business to maximize profitability and make up for the lost time. Considering the exposed vulnerabilities of the supply chain strategies during the pandemic, the logical progression for these companies is to take advantage of digitization with intelligent Supply Chain technologies to … Continue reading “Intelligent Supply Chain Technologies for the Future!”

Appraising the Increase in Demand for Global PPE!

While the global market for personal protective equipment (PPE) has always been deceptively large, it has recently seen accelerated growth that has been forecast to continue over the course of the next six years. More specifically, the PPE sector is expected to peak at a value of $118.8 billion by the year 2028, with this highlighting a … Continue reading “Appraising the Increase in Demand for Global PPE!”

What is VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) ?

In this age of acronyms one of the terms that I have heard more of in recent years is “VUCA”. In short VUCA stands for “Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity”. It seems to be a phrase designed to capture multiple synonyms for change and chaos, or the conditions associated with chaotic situations. Disarray, turmoil, pandemonium, … Continue reading “What is VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) ?”

Supply Chain Intelligence Summit! (Video)

In April, 2022 I was invited to present at Unicorn Partners’ Supply Chain Intelligence Summit. They wanted to have “an intensive and critical examination of the reality and the dream of end-to-end supply chain visibility”. For anyone who follows Supply Chain Game Changer, you know that we view end-to end Supply Chain connectivity and visibility … Continue reading “Supply Chain Intelligence Summit! (Video)”