supply chain

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Companies That Prioritize Quality Work Can Sustain Disruptions, Survey Finds

Power lines down in Texas after Hurricane Laura Downed power lines stretch across a road in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura on Aug. 27 in Sabine Pass, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

Research firm Gartner in a recent survey found that supply chain companies that build and maintain a culture that prioritizes quality work are better positioned to sustain their businesses when major disruptions occur.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2020
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Risk Grows as Weary Crews Halt Ships and Clog Ports

A container ship is docked at a terminal in Sydney, Australia, on June 3. A container ship is docked at a terminal in Sydney, Australia, on June 3. (Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg News)

A new risk to global supply chains is emerging as exhausted seafarers stuck offshore for months halt work, a breaking point caused by restrictions on crew changes amid coronavirus precautions.

Aaron Clark and Annie Lee | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2020
Business, Technology

Redefining Supply Chain Security

Overhaul Whitepaper

Supply chain security is an ongoing and ever-evolving process, requiring active risk mitigation and management. Discovering security-related trends, addressing them before they become a true risk, and dealing with unavoidable real-time situations effectively allows you to manage your supply chain’s security.

August 5, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Lawmakers Highlight Supply Chain Concerns Amid Pandemic

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House lawmakers recently pointed to the need for enhancing the manufacturing environment for products and equipment to avoid future disruptions along supply chains affected during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

World’s Supply Chain May Not Be Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine

Airport staff unload cargo after it arrives at Juba International Airport in Sudan on March 24. Airport staff unload cargo after it arrives at Juba International Airport in South Sudan on March 24. (Alex Mcbride/AFP/Getty Images)

The industries that shepherd goods around the world on ships and planes acknowledge they aren’t ready to handle the challenges of shipping an eventual COVID-19 vaccine from drugmakers to billions of people.

July 27, 2020
Business, Logistics

World’s Supply Chain Managers Bask in Their Extended Moment

A man takes a bar of soap off a store shelf in Mumbai, India. A man takes a bar of soap off a store shelf in Mumbai, India. (Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg News)

Accustomed to crunch time and performing in a crisis, the world’s supply chain managers are having something of an extended moment in pandemic recovery mode.

Andrew Noel | Bloomberg News
July 8, 2020
Business, Logistics

Virus Exposes Supply Chain Problems Across Industries

The shadow of a lock glows through an American flag on a gate at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant in September 2019, during a UAW strike. The shadow of a lock glows through an American flag on a gate at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant in September 2019, during a UAW strike. (Jake May/MLive.com via TCA)

The auto industry is just one of many whose supply chains have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Jay Skebba | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
April 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Crunch Time Coming for World’s Supply Chains

Trucks stand in a queue while waiting to cross the border from Hungary into Romania on April 8. Trucks stand in a queue while waiting to cross the border from Hungary into Romania on April 8. (Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News)

COVID-19 is about to put the global trading system through its most dramatic stress test since World War II, with supply lines for essential food and medical goods entering a critical phase as the pandemic peaks in the U.S. and Europe.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Some Truck Makers Look to Restart in April

A Peterbilt truck on the assembly line A Peterbilt truck on the assembly line. Peterbilt is a division of Paccar, which is planning to restart production April 20. (Riverside Transport Inc. via YouTube)

Schedules vary, but efforts to restart truck plants are stirring again as the second half of April begins.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Satellites Are Helping to Track Food Supplies in the Coronavirus Era

Tractors harvest corn in Brazil in May 2018. Tractors harvest corn in Brazil in May 2018. (Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg News)

As the coronavirus pandemic leads to anxiety over the strength of the world’s food supply chains, everyone from governments to banks is turning to the skies for help.

Anuradha Raghu | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2020

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