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    Abe Eshkenazi
    ASCM CEO

    Uncovering New Uses for Supply Chain Analytics

    For supply chain professionals, much is made about utilizing data analytics to improve demand planning and forecasting. However, Deloitte reports that 35 percent of companies now use analytics to mitigate third-party supply chain fraud, waste and abuse, an increase from 25.2 percent in 2014.
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    Jonathan Thatcher
    Director, APICS SCC Research

    Defensive Plays: Hanjin and Solving Broad-Based Supply Chain Risk

    What happens when all partners in a global supply chain find themselves in a purely defensive position? The current situation surrounding the Hanjin bankruptcy provides an example of this. Since the global shipping giant declared bankruptcy, it has had trouble moving its ships into port. In some locations, Hanjin ships are barred from entering, because port operators feared Hanjin would not pay the port fees. As a result, some ships had to idle in the middle of the ocean or return back to their ports of call, carrying mountains of undelivered cargo. Because of this, port operators, longshoremen, customers of Hanjin, and ship-leasing companies all are on the defensive.
  • Posted by
    Abe Eshkenazi
    ASCM CEO

    Zika Hits Supply Chain

    This summer, the world has heard a great deal about the Zika virus, especially as athletes and fans from all around the globe flocked to Brazil, an affected region, for the 2016 Olympics. As the mosquito-borne virus has spread to the United States, Zika has affected US supply chains and trade with China as well. Chinese officials have tracked the virus and keep a list of Zika-affected countries. Shipments from these countries must be fumigated before they enter the Chinese market. Last month, officials added the United States to this list. This new status has US exporters worried about added costs and shipping delays, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • Posted by
    Abe Eshkenazi
    ASCM CEO

    Forecasting Brexit’s Logistics Implications

    Just about a week ago, the world received the news that citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to withdraw from the European Union (EU) by a narrow margin of 4 percentage points. Now, after months of speculating whether or not Brexit could be a reality, the business world is forecasting how Brexit will affect global commerce. Shortly after the Brexit vote announcement, The Wall Street Journal published an article about how this political move will influence the European supply chain.
  • Posted by
    Abe Eshkenazi
    ASCM CEO

    Following the Candy Trail

    Like many of you, I’m sure, I like to indulge in the occasional Snickers bar. Unfortunately, consumers in Europe and parts of Asia have to put that type of enjoyment on hold for a little while, as Mars, Snickers’ parent company, issues a candy recall.
  • Posted by
    Sharon Rice
    Principal Consultant, Art of Planning

    Strategy and the Risk of Opportunity Lost

    Consumer package goods (CPG) companies, such as Unilever and Procter & Gamble, have earned a special kind of admiration in the supply chain world. They are targeting emerging middle class markets and it is their supply chain strategy that makes this a profitable—and enviable—business. Supply chain leaders across a variety of industries and marketplaces want insight into CPGs supply chain strategy.
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