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Global Supply Chain Management Initiative

Managing supply chain disruption - February 18, 2022

OUR MISSION
KRANNERT'S Supply Chain CENTER

For 15 years, the GSCMI (Global Supply Chain Management Initiative) Center has been the focal point within the Krannert School of Management for promoting education, research and industrial engagement with those interested in supply chain management. The Center accomplishes this through various conferences, student competitions, and company projects that create venues for collaboration between firms, students and faculty across the state and around the globe. Bridging industry, students and faculty.


SPOTLIGHTS FROM OUR LATEST NEWS


Supply Chain Digest

Bookends to the Great Supply Chain Event Disruption, MODEX 2020 to NRF 2022
Can we Ever Return to Something like Normal Events
January 21, 2022, 4:18 am

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 20, 2022
Crazy Cargo Theft from Trains in LA. Wall Street Journal Reduce 2022 Growth Estimate. Procter and Gamble Sees Rising Costs, Price Hikes. Oil Prices Up and Up Some More
January 20, 2022, 2:28 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Impact of Manufacturing on the US Economy
Manufacturing Keeps Falling as a Share of UDP, but still Plays and Outsized Role in the Overall Economy
January 20, 2022, 2:28 pm

Supply Chain News on Reviving US Manufacturing Key to Reducing Inequality, McKinsey Leader Says
Getting their will Take Investments in Digitization and Workforce Development
January 19, 2022, 6:02 am

Walmart Canada Shows Practical Success in Using Blockchain in Logistics
Program takes Share of Freight Invoices with Data Discrepancies from 70 percent to percent
January 19, 2022, 5:18 am

Supply Chain News on Here come the Robotic Picking Arms in Distribution
Advances in AI and Vision Improving Rapidly, but will Still Take Years to See Widespread Adoption
January 18, 2022, 4:00 pm

Supply Chain News on Thieves Now Stealing from Intermodal Containers Approaching Los Angeles via Rail
Bad Guys Use Bolt Cutters to Break into Containers as they Slow to Approach Union Pacific Train Depot
January 17, 2022, 2:03 pm

Supply Chadinin and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending January 14, 2022
See who was up and who was down
January 14, 2022, 1:39 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Container Ship Backlog at Ports of LA and Long Beach is not Abating
Queue Waiting for a Berth Sets Fresh Record Last Week, with Union Contract Expiring in July
January 13, 2022, 3:42 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 13, 2022
Inland Empire Cannot Find Enough Warehouse Workers. Indepedent Truck Drivers want to Stay that Way. Global and US GDP Growth Forecast to Slow in 2022. JD.com Open Robot Driven Stores in the Netherlands
January 13, 2022, 3:33 pm

2021 Supply Chain in Numbers and Charts
From the US Economy to Freight Rates to eCommerce, we Have it All
January 13, 2022, 1:39 pm

Global Supply Chain News on Growth in Freight Trains from China to Europe Continues On
Volumes Expected to Double Again by 2030, Even as Congestion Hits the Rails Too
January 11, 2022, 12:17 pm

Supply Chain New on With Threat to Contract Truck Driver Model, Interesting ATRI Survey on Driver Motivation and Satisfaction
Company Drivers have Very Different Motivations than Independents, Compensation Models
January 11, 2022, 4:10 am

Top Supply Chain Stories 2022 by Month Full List
From shortages of everything to a ship stuck in the Suex Canal
January 10, 2022, 10:18 am

Top Supply Chain Stories 2021 by Month, Full List
From shortages of everything to a ship stuck in the Suex Canal
January 10, 2022, 9:21 am

Supply Chain News on Hopes once again that Manufacturing will Return to US Shores
Supply Disruptions, High Shipping Costs, Co2 Emissions, Risk of Dependence on China for Key Goods
January 10, 2022, 9:21 am

Top Supply Chain Stories by Month 2021
It was an Eventful 12 Months, to Say the Least
January 7, 2022, 4:18 pm

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending January 7, 2022
See who was up and who was down
January 7, 2022, 4:18 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 7, 2022
Graphic Packaging Bets Big on Green. US PMI for January Strong Again. McDonalds Japan French Shortage. Important Milestone in Autonomous Trucks
January 7, 2022, 8:07 am

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on New Index Shows Supply Chain Pressures have Soared in the Past Year
New Tool from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is Interesting, though We are Still not Quite Sure What to Do with It
January 6, 2022, 3:36 pm

Global Supply Chain News on the Port of Los Angeles to Finally Start Charging Fees for Storing Empty Containers
Threat of Fees in October Appears to have Worked on Import Containers
January 5, 2022, 5:14 am

Supply Chain News on Autonomous Trucks One Step Closer to Reality
TuSimple Successfully Conducts Truly Driverless Test over 80 Miles of Open Road in Arizona
January 5, 2022, 3:53 am

Supply Chain News on The Gap between Strategy and Execution in Green Procurement
Interest is High, but Many Barriers to Success Exist, Bearingpoint Study Finds
January 4, 2022, 4:25 am

Supply Chain News on More Twists and Turns as Saga of Attempt to Unionize Amazon Fulfillment Centers Continues On
Amazon Reaches Union Friendly Agreement with NLRB, while High Turnover May Help Company in Alabama ReVote
January 3, 2022, 3:02 pm

The Root Causes of Supply Chain Chaos in 2021
Economist Phil Levy Shares His Perspective with the Wall Street Journal
January 2, 2022, 6:14 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending December 31, 2021
See who was up and who was down
January 1, 2022, 6:28 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending December 23, 2021
See who was up and who was down
December 25, 2021, 11:25 pm

Global Supply Chain News on China Leveraging Vast Database of Global Shipping Data to Gain Commercial and Even Military Advantage
Logink Amassing Vast Trove of Data in Industry Still Heavily Reliant on Paper Documents
December 22, 2021, 3:27 pm

RFID, AIDC, and IoT News Round Up for Dec. 22, 2021
AmerisourceBergen to Source RFID Tag Drugs for Pharmacy Customers, Carters Rollout RFID to Support Store Fulfillment, Blockchain and IoT, from HBR
December 22, 2021, 7:11 am

Supply Chain News on Biden Administration Announces Plan to Reduce US Truck Driver Shortage
Plan will Make It Easier to become Certified, Up Recruiting Efforts
December 21, 2021, 1:06 pm

Supply Chain News on The 10 Catalysts for a New Warehouse Management System
From Changing Logistics Strategies to the Benefits of Cloud based Solutions and More, What are Key WMS Adoption Drivers
December 21, 2021, 6:37 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending December 17, 2021
See who was up and who was down
December 19, 2021, 4:25 am

Twas the Night before a Supply Chain Christmas 2021
Something a Little on the Lighter Side as We Gladly Bid Goodbye to 2021
December 16, 2021, 3:40 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Wee on US Freight Cost Hikes may be Slowing
Cass Linehaul Index Down Month Over Month, but Demand for Transport Remains Strong
December 16, 2021, 12:00 am

Logistics Managers Plan to Up their Spend on Outsourcing Budget in Short Term, Gartner Survey Finds
74 Percent Anticipate an Increase Spend over Next Two Years, Higher than Annual 3PL Study Recently Found
December 15, 2021, 4:15 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Dec. 16, 2021
Inflation at the Wholesale Level is Soaring. Kellogg Now Hiring Replacement Workers. Air Cargo Rates are at Record Highs, Almost No Bicycles Made in America
December 15, 2021, 4:04 pm

Supply Chain News onThe Potential for Lean Distribution
Lean Warehousing and Distribution Benefits Your Company, Customers, and Supply Chain, Expert Says
December 15, 2021, 11:50 am

Supply Chain News on Amazon Warehouse Deaths Raise Questions for Some, as Company Announces Plan to Rebuild
Union Says Amazon Put Profits before Safety, but Does not Say Exactly How
December 13, 2021, 3:43 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending December 10, 2021
See who was up and who was down
December 11, 2021, 11:39 pm

State of the 3PL Union 2022
Dr. John Langley of Penn State Leads Important Report for 26th Straight Year
December 10, 2021, 1:56 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Dec. 9, 2021
Chinese Population Fallling. Amazon AWS Takes Down Delivery Network. Smaller US Carriers Growing Rapidly. US Warehouse Lease Rates Soaring
December 8, 2021, 2:12 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Explaining the Current Supply Chain Mess in One Graphic
New York Times Provides Excellent Summary
December 8, 2021, 9:48 am

Green Supply Chain News onTips for Making Sure You are Buying Truly Environmentally Friendly Products
Signs a Pretender Supplier May be Greenwashing
December 8, 2021, 8:23 am

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Santa Version Starting Dec. 8, 2021
Show us your Supply Chain Wit
December 8, 2021, 5:13 am

Supply Chain News on Is it Time Distribution Centers Offer Workers more Amenities
Some Companies Adding Relaxation Zones, Pizza Stations, but ROI is Unclear
December 7, 2021, 5:06 pm

Global Supply Chain News on Amazon Making Its Own Ocean Containers, Chartering Ships, Using Smaller Ports
Mighty Amazon Logistics Rolls On, Taking more and more Control
December 6, 2021, 12:48 pm

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending December 3, 2021
See who was up and who was down
December 5, 2021, 5:01 am

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winner for October 6, 2021 Contest
Kate Luby of Kansas City Takes Home the Prize with a Great Caption
December 3, 2021, 3:50 pm

Amazon Logitics Attacks by Land, Sea and Air
The Surging Amazon Network and more have Simply Weaponized Logistics in a Way that Boggles the Mind
December 2, 2021, 3:50 pm

Chain Reaction Cartoon for Dec. 2, 2021
It is Time to Automate the DC, Earl Tells Alvin
December 2, 2021, 10:22 am

Announcements

February 18, 2022
Managing Supply Chain Disruption
GSCMI Spring Supply Chain Conference
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