Tag: supply chain disruptions

Now is the Time for a Supply Chain Digital Transformation

As we’ve all adjusted and started to get a feel for how business will operate, a few enterprises are overcoming their initial knee jerk reactions to the pandemic and are examining the fundamentals that need to be in place as the ingredients for creating a resilient supply chain and logistics operation in light of the outside context problem presented by the pandemic. However, at the same time, most leaders seem determined to set the goalposts…
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The Proactive Supply Chain and Outside Context Problems

When confronting the impossibility of being unable to plan for an event that we don’t know could happen, the answer must be to have systems and processes in place that allow us to respond to a rapidly changing landscape and ‘get to the left’ of a disruption, keeping good options on the table for longer. In critically acclaimed author Iain M. Banks Culture series, a far future, post scarcity, interstellar civilization has turned all their…
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Lessons From the 2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

On 5 June 2017, several countries including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar. These countries withdrew ambassadors, and imposed trade and travel bans, citing Qatar’s support for terrorism. Companies active in or dependent on intra-Gulf trade routes to Qatar (by sea, air or land) are seeing substantial disruptions to their operations and supply chains because of the blockade, primarily because they did not anticipate the trade…
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Have you lost visibility to some of your Maersk shipments?

That doesn’t happen when you track shipments in real-time via satellites and radar. One more reason real-time visibility via IoT devices is replacing traditional supply chain visibility solutions dependent on EDI status updates from carriers. To learn more about TransVoyant’s digital supply chain solution click here.

New “Megamax” Container Ships Create New Risks for Global Supply Chains

When 20,000 shipping containers carried by one giant ship reach a port, it’s like a pig in a python   Alexandria, VA, April 14, 2017 — The size of newly commissioned and built container ships has been creeping steadily upwards for 20 years, as shipping companies and shippers pursue increasing economies of scale to lower the unit costs of ocean shipping.  Now that steady evolution has reached a new milestone with the hand-over this month…
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