The Russo-Ukrainian war has put into focus the question of the proper role for responsible enterprises in response to abuses by authoritarian regimes. Here we look at some of the challenges and solutions to managing an ethical supply chain.
Risk, Compliance, Sustainability
Risk and compliance-related topics, including supply chain risk, supply chain security, regulatory and company policy compliance, ESG/sustainability
We explore various strategies for obtaining supply chain resilience, including mapping and monitoring the multi-tier supply chain, the use of supply chain finance, and building adaptability into physical infrastructure, systems, processes, and people.
We explain specific advanced tools and practices for dealing with demand-supply uncertainty, including probable forecasting, capacity and consumption commitment contracts, real options as risk mitigation strategies, and hedging strategies.
The past two years have brought nearly uninterrupted volatility, disruption, and uncertainty, which we expect to continue for the foreseeable future. How individuals and companies deal with this ongoing unpredictability will determine their mental, physical, and financial health in 2022 and beyond. Here we provide a framework for companies to thrive in this new age of uncertainty.
The Fed’s balancing act (growth/full employment vs. inflation) requires them to forecast where the economy is headed. The state of national and global supply chains is an increasingly important piece of that puzzle.
We discuss an approach to evaluating potential Agile Demand-Supply Alignment solutions, including discovering, shortlisting, and selection processes.
Findings from our research on Agile Demand-Supply Alignment (ADSA), the capability to effectively realign supply and demand, during execution, in the face of demand volatility and supply disruptions.
Millennials are seeking jobs with meaning and purpose. They are more concerned about social and environmental issues. Companies that are strongly committed to sustainable and responsible supply chains have an advantage in attracting and retaining younger supply chain professionals.
Part Two of our Agile Demand-Supply Alignment series–how to evaluate ADSA solutions, what questions to ask solution providers, and how to shortlist providers.
Though the challenges that emerged in 2020 are far from over, 2021 is nevertheless a year of tremendous opportunities—for companies, whole industries, individuals, supply chains, and governments. Here we lay out some of these historic opportunities of the current moment—chances to seize the moment and make some dramatic changes that would not be possible in normal times.
Geospatial data and intelligence often plays a critical role in achieving responsible supply chain stewardship, such as sustainable sourcing, fair trade, sustainable forestry, avoiding conflict minerals, and so forth.