Most of the COVID-19 chaos is receding in the rearview mirror. However, the scars, aftershocks, shortages and coping strategies remain. And, even though many traumas of the pandemic have largely abated, the continuing stresses and pressures of the war in Ukraine and other supply chain upheavals continue.
Plus, recent overordering and overstocks of some products triggered by COVID-19 are creating their own costs and challenges. All of these bust-and-boom issues and related turmoil require suppliers, distributors, system integrators, end users and their upstream and downstream associates to maintain the good practices and flexibility they learned during COVID-19, and adapt and expand them going forward.
Supply chain mini-series—Day 1—System integrator Huffman Engineering reports collaboration with suppliers is increasing, but adds that training and online configurations tools can help, too. Read more
Supply chain mini-series—Day 2—Automation Direct reports training enables awareness and flexibility for responding to supply chain issues. Read more
Supply chain mini-series—Day 3—Results of Control’s 2023 supply chain survey. Read more
Supply chain mini-series—Day 4—Panduit uses vertical integration to work with distributors and raw materials suppliers to manufacture crucial products. Read more
Supply chain mini-series—Day 5—RS Americas diversifies products, expands options, and makes analytics available to more inclusive teams. Read more
Supply chain mini-series—Day 6—Some useful software and websites for streamlining designs, specifying, ordering and other tasks. Read more
Supply chain mini-series—Day 7—Phoenix Contact relies on planning ahead, internal manufacturing, and production in multiple regions. Read more
Supply chain mini-series—Day 8—Newark recommends finding more willing and transparent suppliers—and using planning software. Read more