Coronavirus Impact on Supply Chains

Mar 30, 2021  |  Director's Blog

The Close Ties Between Real Estate and Supply Chains Uncovered: The Colliers-SCRC Webinar Reveals It All!

I hosted an incredibly informative webinar today with real estate experts Bill Condon and Matt McGregor of Colliers International  for a “fireside chat”. We spoke about a number of seemingly diverse topics: the impact of autonomous vehicles, smart edge technologies, e-commerce and […]

Feb 23, 2021  |  Articles

The Fourth Industrial Revolutions Puts Human Workers First

The global pandemic has been devastating for many, yet there is a silver lining: the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has served as a catalyst for many technological advancements, especially in the supply chain, ultimately ushering in the incoming Fourth Industrial Revolution, […]

Feb 18, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Explains State Challenges with Vaccine Distribution

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, discussed the logistical challenges of vaccine distribution and why certain states are less effective in distribution than others. “Certain states have never done this level of deployment of a vaccine this […]

Feb 1, 2021  |  Director's Blog

Thinking About a Recovery…Building Flexibility Into Your Supply Chain in 2021

In the thick of a crisis, it is difficult for many executives to think about a recovery. However, we all need to think about preparedness for emergencies, and ensuring a rapid recovery from whatever crisis comes into our path. Recoveries […]

Jan 29, 2021  |  Articles

New Technology to Help with Social Distance Tracking Among Employees

While many businesses learn to adapt to the era of COVID-19, the needs for social distancing and sanitary requirements are still a high demand. Companies are also concerned with technologies that will ensure the safety of their employees. One solution […]

Nov 14, 2020  |  Director's Blog

Building a More Immune Supply Chain: Focusing on the Basics

What should organizations do when confronted by a global disruption like the pandemic?  This question was faced by many companies and private sector organizations who were faced with a sudden need for PPE and other supplies, and discovered that all […]

Sep 27, 2020  |  Director's Blog

Working from Home Versus the Office: Implications for Property Management

I was part of the World Commerce and Contracting (the new version of IACCM) Vibe Summit this past week, and had a great set of conversations with a number of executives about what the current work environment holds.  A number […]

Aug 9, 2020  |  Articles

Double Bullwhip Effect Impacted Trade in the First Half of 2020

Evolutionary design requires individuals to constantly look for emerging patterns in how material moves through their supply chains. Force or action must be taken to change the path of supply chain flows, to compress the amount of time that inventory […]

Jul 31, 2020  |  Director's Blog

Force Majeure: A Non-Issue When it Comes to COVID Supply Chain Disruptions

Early in the pandemic, many lawyers were licking their chops, thinking about the stream of force majeure lawsuits that would be coming their way, with manufacturers suing suppliers, and vice versa, all using force majeure as a contractual escape hatch […]

Jul 31, 2020  |  Director's Blog

The Next Supply Chain Capacity Expansion Will Be…

In the current environment, the big push for production and the biggest shortfalls in capacity is for test kits.  Recent reports identify that the level of testing is far below what they need to be, and despite their best efforts, […]