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Supply Chain Resilience in the Covid Age

February 19, 2021

OUR MISSION
KRANNERT'S Supply Chain CENTER

For 15 years, the GSCMI (Global Supply Chain Management Initiative) Center has been the focal point within the Krannert School of Management for promoting education, research and industrial engagement with those interested in supply chain management. The Center accomplishes this through various conferences, student competitions, and company projects that create venues for collaboration between firms, students and faculty across the state and around the globe. Bridging industry, students and faculty.


SPOTLIGHTS FROM OUR LATEST NEWS


Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Supply Chain Sustainability Focus Areas
Perhaps Surprisingly, Employee Safety and Wellness Tops the CSCMP and MIT Report List
August 5, 2021, 5:14 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Aug. 5, 2021
July US PMI Down but Still Strong, Driver Shortage has Carriers looking Outside of US, Almost No Warehouse Space Left Near Loss Angeles, Amazon DSP Drivers told to Ignore Truck Safety Issues
August 4, 2021, 2:49 pm

Supply Chain News on US Home Decor Company Sues Container Lines over Ignoring Contractual Agreements for Container Shipping
MSC Industries Alleges Cosco only Offered 1 Percent of Its Normal Capacity Commitment
August 4, 2021, 4:40 am

Supply Chain News on For Amazon Union, It is not Over Until It is Over
NLRB Official Recommends New Election on Unionization be Ordered
August 4, 2021, 4:40 am

Supply Chain News on Amazon has Another Strong Q2, but Stock Falls on Coming Slowdown in Growth
Company Expects Revenue Growth of Just 10 to 16 Percent in Q3
August 2, 2021, 5:13 pm

Supply Chain News on US Purchasing Managers Index Falls but Stays Strong for July, ISM Says
Most Measures Indicate Strong Economy
August 2, 2021, 5:23 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Report for Week Ending July 30, 2021
See who was up and who was down
August 1, 2021, 7:10 am

The State of Global Energy 2021
Annual BP Statistical Review of World Energy again Provides a Wealth of Data
July 30, 2021, 3:41 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on US Inventory Levels Continue to Fall
Savvy Management or the Result of Supply Challenges
July 29, 2021, 12:44 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for July 29, 2021
Q2 US GDP Rises Sharply but Disappoints. Amazon Wants the Apartment Office Keys. UPS Profits Up but Parcel Volumes Surprisingly Fall in Q2. What Do Truck Drivers Really Want to See Improved
July 29, 2021, 6:52 am

Supply Chain News on 10 Golden Rules for Radical Quality Improvement
The Rules Make such Sense. Why do nott More Companies Follow Them
July 28, 2021, 7:38 am

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting July 28, 2021
Show us your supply chain wit
July 28, 2021, 7:34 am

Supply Chain NewsonUK Grocers Ask Suppliers to Help Foot the Bill for Higher Transportation Costs
Demand actually Seems Reasonable after Costs to Provide Distribution Services Soar
July 27, 2021, 11:06 am

Supply Chain News on former Airborne Express Hub in Wilmington, OH Seeking Lost Glory
Cargo Up 289 Percent in 2020, as Amazon Expands Operations
July 27, 2021, 4:37 am

Supply Chain News on Container Congestion and Delays move from Ports to Chicago Rail Hub
Union Pacific and BNSF Meter Container Traffic into Overwhelmed Terminals
July 27, 2021, 4:37 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending July 23, 2021
See who was up and who was down
July 25, 2021, 6:11 am

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for May 12, 2021 Contest
Mark Beall of Reno, NV Takes Home the Prize with a Great Caption
July 23, 2021, 5:01 pm

CSCMP and MIT on Supply Chain Sustainability
Review of State of Sustainability Report 2021
July 22, 2021, 5:01 pm

Uber Freight to Buy 3PL Transplace for 2.25 Billion Dollars
Deal will Allow Company to Reach Profitability by 2022
July 22, 2021, 8:45 am

Supply Chain by the Numbers for July 22, 2021
Driver Shortage to Expand. ATA Economist Says. Ocean Carriers Laying on Big New Fees. US Manufacturing Recovery is Losing Steam. Report Estimates CO2 Emission for Big Container Importers
July 21, 2021, 4:31 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Retailers Plan to Expand Use of RFID
Says Retailers Expanding Use Cases beyond Basic Tracking
July 21, 2021, 12:53 pm

Chain Reaction for July 21. 2021 on It is Really Time for a New WMS, but There is an IT Queue
Earl Says Pallet In, Pallet Out is Long Gone
July 21, 2021, 8:24 am

RFID in Retail is Beyond the Tipping Point, Accenture Study Says
Overcoming the Three Main Barriers to RFID Success
July 20, 2021, 4:37 pm

Supply Chain News on Tips for Reducing Absenteeism in Distribution
A Carrot and Proactive Management can Often be Better than the Stick
July 20, 2021, 12:58 pm

Supply Chain News on Shippers Mostly Bullish on Executive Order on Carrier Competitiveness
Ocean Shipping and Rail Switching Costs Called Out, as White House Says Too Many Sectors Seeing Competitiveness Drop
July 20, 2021, 5:20 am

Global Supply Chain News on Container Carriers are laying on Big Extra Fees on Top of Sky High Rates
It is Madness One Forwarder Says, with Concerns Soaring Costs could Take some Importers Under
July 19, 2021, 5:20 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending July 16, 2021
See who was up and who was down
July 18, 2021, 2:00 am

1H 2021 Supply Chain in Numbers and Charts
From Economic Growth to Freight Volumes and Rates to What Happened in ecommerce, We Have It All
July 16, 2021, 5:19 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for July 15, 2021
Inflation Rate Keeps Rising, Growing Ranks of Amazon Aggregators, Item not Delivered Fraud Increasing Rapidly, Walmart to Roll Out Robots in DCs
July 14, 2021, 4:40 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on the Value of MultiTier Supply Chain Collaboration
The Value is there, McKinsey Says,but there are Three Key Barriers
July 14, 2021, 1:19 pm

Supply Chain News on Cass on Shipping Index Actually Falls in June Month
While Cass Expects Freight Volumes and Rates to Keep Rising for Now, New Trajectories Coming Soon
July 14, 2021, 6:28 am

Supply Chain News on a List of the Eight Deadly Sins for Manufacturers
Good Advice for Getting the Basics Right
July 13, 2021, 4:27 pm

Supply Chain News onTime for Iron Man in Distribution
Exosuits Said to Reduce Stain for Lifting 30 to 40 Percent
July 13, 2021, 5:48 am

CSCOs Challenged to Build Future Ready Organizations, Accenture Says
Just 4 Percent of Companies are there Now, Study Finds
July 12, 2021, 4:29 pm

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending July 9, 2021
See who was up and who was down
July 11, 2021, 7:19 am

Top Supply Chain Stories by Month 1H 2021
It was an Eventful Six Months, to Say the Least
July 9, 2021, 5:17 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for July 8, 2021
Zebra Enters Mobile Robot Market. Food Companies Forward Buying in Face of Inflation. Big Interest in Converting Idled Passenger Planes to Haul Cargo. Ship that Blocked Suez Canal Finally Freed
July 7, 2021, 11:47 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Share of 3PL Revenues from eCommerce
But Low Margins and High Service Levels Mean Collaboration with Shippers is Key
July 7, 2021, 7:47 pm

Custom Manufacturing Marketplace Xometry Goes Public after Rapid Growth
Company is Bullish on 3D Printing, even if It is Slow Go for the Technology Right Now
July 7, 2021, 9:21 am

Supply Chain News on Good Times to Continue for Container Carriers, Drewry Predicts, with Rates Headed Still Higher
Carrier Profits in Two Years more than They could have Hoped for in a Decade
July 6, 2021, 9:21 am

Supply Chain News on Regional Parcel Carriers becoming Option for Growing Number of Shippers
With Surge in eCommerce, Some Regional Expanding Service Areas, as Volume Growth makes Strategy Viable for more Shippers
July 6, 2021, 12:53 am

Zebra Enters Mobile Robot Market with Acquisition of Fetch Robotics
Worth 290 Million Dollars for AMR Start Up
July 5, 2021, 8:49 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending July 2, 2021
See whp was up and who was down
July 2, 2021, 11:58 am

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Spot vs Contract Truckload Rates
Now Near Parity after Gap for Long While
July 2, 2021, 5:27 am

Supply Chain by the Numbers for July 1, 2021
US Goverment Debt at Near Record Level, Iron Man Suit for Warehouse Workers, US Port Volumes at all Time Highs, US Mask Manufacturers Devastated by Chinese Imports
July 1, 2021, 5:09 pm

Global Supply Chain News on Led by MSC, Ocean Container Lines Back to Adding Lot of Capacity
Maersk Remains on Sidelines, but Others Active in New and Used Markets
June 30, 2021, 8:39 am

Supply Chain News on FedEx with Lots in the News Last Week
Company Suspended some Shipper Accounts, See Big Profits, but Stock Price False on Costs
June 29, 2021, 5:24 pm

Supply Chain News on Amazon has been Pushing Equity Stakes in Vendors for them to Gain or Keep the Business
Wholesaler SpartanNash Keep Amazon Busin for Warrants Allowing Amazon to Acquire 15 Percent of the Company
June 29, 2021, 11:20 am

RFID, AIDC, and IoT News Round Up for June 29, 2021
IoT Security Flaw for Leading Camera Maker.More Bar Code Retail Thievery. Robomart Offers MiniMart Hailing with RFID SelSService
June 28, 2021, 4:58 pm

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending June 25, 2021
See who was up and who was down
June 27, 2021, 6:01 am

Announcements

June 29, 2021
WHIN webinars: Train and Trace: Improved Outcomes with Digital Work Instructions
Themes: Digital Work Instructions Overlay in Production; Digitally Traceable Pattern and Assembly Steps for Better Outcomes
Audience: Engineers, Line Supervisors, Human Resources, Management

April 2021
Dr. Ananth Iyer and Steve Dunlop presented as part of the Krannert 2021 Alumni Conference
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February 19, 2021
Supply Chain Resilience in the Covid Age
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