Risk Management

Anything related to managing and avoiding risks, but especially supply chain risk

Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty – Part One

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.

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment (3-Part Series)

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.

Reimagining Regulations: Ideas from a Non-Policy-Wonk – Part One

There is a perpetual battle between pro and anti-regulatory advocates. But that tug-of-war misses the point. We need efficient, effective regulation—or alternative mechanisms—that actually work, to ensure a well-functioning, non-abusive society. Here we explore some off-the-beaten-path ideas on how to achieve the (mostly) noble goals of regulation, without the (mostly) inadequate results and high expense of regulation.

Leveraging Global Trade Data-as-a-Service: Part Two – Applications of Trade DaaS

Here we discuss applications of Trade DaaS including ERP/GTM integration, supply chain risk management, sourcing optimization, supplier discovery, price discovery, total landed cost, compliant duty optimization, should-cost modeling, ecommerce, real-time denied party screening, competitive intelligence, lead generation, and KYC.

Trends, Threats and Opportunities

We are rapidly approaching the 3rd decade in the 21st century. Is the singularity upon us? Autonomous robots and sensors. AI/analytics and IoT. What will these technologies along with the huge shift in worldwide population portend for our future? Will it be a world of insecurities and shortage or innovation and abundance?

Workers Wanted – or Not?

At every conference you attend, in every supply chain and transportation magazine you pick up, there are discussions about the talent gap. Our diverse sector, from the long haul truck drivers to the supply chain executives, has a well-compensated work pool, reflective of globalization, consumerism, and a shift in lifestyles. So how long will the talent gap last?

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