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!”

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

The overarching strategy for limiting exposure to, and spreading of, the Coronavirus is that of Social Distancing. We are all instructed to keep 6 feet apart from anyone, wear masks, and avoid any social gatherings and don’t touch. How does this relate to a Don’t Touch Supply Chain strategy? Even with social distancing, the global … Continue reading “A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!”

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Our recent trips to Costco and Walmart, in mid March 2020, had one thing in particular in common. Both stores were sold out of toilet paper, with no knowledge as to when more was coming in to the store. A few weeks ago, in mid February 2020, when the panic was starting to set in … Continue reading “The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!”

The Auto Market Supply-Demand Imbalance is Bad for Buyers!

More than a year since the Covid pandemic began, the Auto market has yet to stabilize, mostly because of the sudden surge in demand for new and used cars after the country reopened. As the world went into lockdown, several factories were shut down leading to a scarce supply of various components, the most notable … Continue reading “The Auto Market Supply-Demand Imbalance is Bad for Buyers!”

Supply Chain at a Crossroads – Back to the Shadows or into the Spotlight?

Supply Chain has historically been considered a back office function, necessary but lacking in prestige and strategic value. The Coronavirus pandemic created a dramatic and highly visible disruption in that paradigm. Suddenly Supply Chain and its importance was on the minds of political and business leaders, and the common person, everywhere around the world. When … Continue reading “Supply Chain at a Crossroads – Back to the Shadows or into the Spotlight?”

Public Service Loan Forgiveness!

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is one of the known programs offered by the government to specific individuals. Here, certain qualifying student loans are forgiven after payments have been made in 120 installments (or within ten years).  It is only available for persons who work in authorized public service establishments. The government agencies to … Continue reading “Public Service Loan Forgiveness!”

Exploring the Automotive Chip Shortage Supply Chain!

I was in the market for a new vehicle recently. As I went from dealership to dealership researching potential vehicles that I would buy, I became aware of some very unusual circumstances, precipitated by an automotive chip shortage environment. First, most of the dealer lots were relatively empty. There were some vehicles on the lots, … Continue reading “Exploring the Automotive Chip Shortage Supply Chain!”

The Supply Chain Progress Poll! Denial or Action and Innovation?

As pandemic related restrictions are lifted in our personal and professional lives, the key question is what will our lives be like? What will our new normal be? How will Supply Chain progress? The level of Supply Chain disruption has been pervasive, unrelenting and indiscriminate. Still there is a danger that once we get past … Continue reading “The Supply Chain Progress Poll! Denial or Action and Innovation?”

The Single Point of Failure in Supply Chain – Baby Formula!

There are over 3.5 million births in the United States every year. That is a lot of babies who need baby formula. With such a large number of births you would expect that there would be a steady, well established industry supporting the supply of all needs for new mothers, babies and their families. Yet … Continue reading “The Single Point of Failure in Supply Chain – Baby Formula!”

Supply Chains Are Broken. Denial Will Kill Your Company!

I recently saw the headline for an article which said that Supply Chains are NOT broken, but rather it is just a demand planning issue. I couldn’t believe it. The author must have either a very narrow view of what Supply Chain is, or be oblivious to what has been going on in the world. … Continue reading “Supply Chains Are Broken. Denial Will Kill Your Company!”

Supply Chain Priorities for the Pandemic’s Second Wave!

There are over 35 million cases and over 1 million deaths due to the Coronavirus pandemic as of the beginning of October, 2020. In many countries they are still experiencing the first wave of the virus. Yet in many other countries they are either expecting or experiencing the start of the second wave of the … Continue reading “Supply Chain Priorities for the Pandemic’s Second Wave!”

10 Critical Supply Chain Lessons from The Pandemic! (Video)

The Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc throughout the world. In some places the pandemic has been controlled and life is getting back to a new normal. Yet in many other cases the pandemic is spreading aggressively and even realizing a devastating resurgence, particularly in the United States. While the initial shock of the pandemic … Continue reading “10 Critical Supply Chain Lessons from The Pandemic! (Video)”

The Impact of Covid on Global Supply Chains!

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted almost everyone. Some sectors have had a worse time than others, but there are very few that have thrived amidst the chaos and not seen the impact of Covid. In this article, we will examine the problems many sectors have experienced, and what the future looks like for the global … Continue reading “The Impact of Covid on Global Supply Chains!”

The Resilient Supply Chain! Passing Fad or Long Term Strategy?

Since the Coronavirus pandemic exposed the fragility of the global Supply Chain, everywhere you look you see the word “resilience” being used as the latest buzz word. Everyone is talking about making Supply Chains more resilient and robust, as if there was never any attention in the past in this regard. The danger is that … Continue reading “The Resilient Supply Chain! Passing Fad or Long Term Strategy?”

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!

At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.  As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action™” Interview series. This interview is with Wolfgang Lehmacher, Board Member, Advisor, Author and Business Leader! Wolfgang has worked at TNT, GeoPost Intercontinental, CVA, … Continue reading “Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!”