Logistics, delivery and supply chain have become everyday words for consumers — and continuing challenges for supply management organizations — amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Built around a logistics theme, this issue features a cover story that delves into how holiday e-commerce sales will test already challenged supply, materials handling and delivery networks. Other articles touch on logistics trends, the JIT versus JIC conundrum, and how organizations are diversifying their supply chains geographically.
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As they serve as a prelude (and often a harbinger) of the federal jobs report that is released on the first Friday of each month, the ISM® Report On Business® Employment indexes are closely watched, but rarely more so than on Tuesday.
The handling and assignment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) and the movement of inventory between areas can present challenges for warehouse managers. How a warehouse layout is designed can make a difference.
Talent and workplace challenges were among the top topics at UPMG2020, the annual conference of Institute for Supply Management®’s (ISM®) Utility Purchasing Management Group. This year’s conference featured three such sessions on Wednesday.
The drone industry, particularly within the U.S., remains largely limited to testing and pilot programs, and there are impediments to quick development of widespread use of the technology for commercial delivery.
The forest products industry has made headlines during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: In the spring, the pulp and paper sector was a focus during a widespread run on toilet paper, and the summer brought record-high prices for finished lumber. The week-over-week price increases for finished lumber began in May and continued into the fall.
Supplier relationship management has been put to task during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But organizations that have simply been taking transactional arm’s-length approaches to their suppliers are not only “degrading” those suppliers but impacting their own success.
Sue Spence, MBA, vice president, sourcing, procurement and disbursements at FedEx Corporation, had a virtual “fireside chat” with ISM CEO Thomas W. Derry that procurement professionals could find illuminating and inspiring.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has only emphasized how instrumental good leaders are in moving their organizations forward in the face of disruption. And pandemic or not, companies always have a need for good leaders
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