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Supply Chain Resilience in the Covid Age

February 19, 2021

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

The Pandemic Recovery and The Bullwhip Effect
Manufacturers Need to be Careful Not to React to Strongly to New Peaks in Demand
June 17, 2021, 4:38 pm

RFID, Auto ID and IoT News on Zebra Expands into Machine Vision and Industrial Scanning Industries
Moves Zebra more Directly into the Manufacturing Shop Floor Applications
June 17, 2021, 3:24 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for June 17, 2021
US GDP to Soar in 2021 but Slow in Second Half, Women Make Gains in Supply Chain Roles, S Manufacturing Shows Solid Gains in May but Still Down from PreVirus, Bridge Closure in Memphis Causing Chaos
June 17, 2021, 8:44 am

Global Supply Chain News on Virus Eruptions in Asia Adding more Havoc to already Stressed Global Supply Chains
Major Chinese Port Struggling with New Virus Outbreak, while Chip Factories also Affected
June 17, 2021, 4:35 am

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Are Inventories Really Growing
Despite Anecdotes about Companies Abandoning Lead Inventory Practices, the Data Tells a Different Tale
June 16, 2021, 4:56 pm

Supply Chain News on What do Warehouse and Factory Workers Value in the Jobs
Annual Voice of the Blue Collar Worker Report Finds Wages Key Issue, but Flexibility is Rising in Importance
June 15, 2021, 8:35 am

Supply Chain News on Home Depot Leases own Container Ship to Deal with Ocean Freight Delays
Retail Giant also Expensive Using Air Freight and Spot Market to get Products to Stores
June 14, 2021, 4:39 pm

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Index for Week Ending June 11, 2021
See who was up and who was down
June 13, 2021, 5:05 pm

Supply Chain Inflation is Here
Prices are Rising for Just about Everything
June 10, 2021, 5:05 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for June 10, 2021
Kroger Launches First Drone Deliveries. Consumers Really like Amazon. Metals Prices are Headed Higher. US Manufacturers Headed to the Sun Belt
June 10, 2021, 12:12 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Impact of Techology on Store Operations, and Margins
Significant Opportunity to Improve Store Profitability
June 10, 2021, 5:05 am

Supply Chain News on Go Southwest Young Manufacturer
Sun Belt States Increasingly Destination for US Manufacturers
June 9, 2021, 1:38 pm

The Hozelock Group Selects FuturMaster Demand Planning to Improve Service Levels and Support Growth
Better Service with Lower Inventories will Help Company Gain Market Share
June 8, 2021, 1:38 pm

Supply Chain News on Hackett Group Analysis Finds Companies Taking Longer to Pay their Vendor Invoices
Tactic in Tough Economic Times Continuing in Strong
June 7, 2021, 1:10 am

Supply Chains News on US Carriers Keep Raising Driver Pay, but Shortage Continue
Wage Hikes Keep coming, but in the End Shippers will have to Pay
June 7, 2021, 1:10 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Index for Week Ending June 4, 2021
See Who was Up and Who was Down
June 6, 2021, 5:18 pm

The Habits of Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains
Purpose, Customer Driven Transformation, and Digitization
June 4, 2021, 5:18 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Do Amazon Fulfillment Centers have More Injuries
Washington Post Analysis Finds Serious Injuries more Common at Amazon Facilities
June 4, 2021, 1:03 pm

Update on Studies Say Injuries at Amazon FCs are Much Higher than Average
New Data after Amazon Touts WorkingWell Program to Reduce Injuries in Fulfillment Centers
June 3, 2021, 1:24 am

Supply Chain by the Numbers for June 3, 2021
US PMI in May Very Strong Again. Driver Pay Headed Higher. Dealing with Rising Costs through Shrinkflation. US Manufacturers Headed to the Sun Belt
June 3, 2021, 1:24 am

Supply Chain News on The Top 25 US Freight Bottlenecks
Cost of US Congestion for Trucking Very High, New Study Finds
June 2, 2021, 9:24 am

Supply Chain News on Research Sheds Doubt on US Labor Shortage Situation
New Analysis from the Economic Policy Institute Says Wages should be Rising
June 2, 2021, 6:36 am

Global Supply Chain News on After Torrid Year, Ocean Container Rates Expected to Head Still Higher
Spot Rates Spike Pushing New GRI for Contract Container Moves
June 1, 2021, 5:51 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending May 28, 2021
See who was up and who was down
May 30, 2021, 5:51 am

Understanding the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains 2021
Cisco Systems again Tops the List, as We Explain the Methodology in Detail
May 27, 2021, 9:51 am

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on What New Age Techologies are Companies Investing in for 2021
From Digital Twins to Robotics, in which Technoloogies are Company Placing their Bets
May 26, 2021, 5:31 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for May 27, 2021
Surprisingly, US eCommerce Share of Retail is Flat, Grocery Delivery Start Up Gorillas to Enter US Market, Chinese Manganese Cartel Sending Prices Soaring, FedEx Struggling with OnTime Performance
May 26, 2021, 8:23 am

Supply Chain News on ISM Semiannual Economic Study Shows Most Expect Strong Full Year Results
Rapidly Rising Prices So Far in 2021 Expected to Moderate for Rest of the Year
May 25, 2021, 1:44 pm

Supply Chain News on Amazon Expanding Program to Reduce Injuries among Fulfillment Center Workers
WorkingWell includes Safety Huddles, Meditation Stations, 30 to 60 Second Stretching Breaks
May 25, 2021, 1:44 pm

Supply Chain News on Freight Rate Increases Still Strong, Cass Says
Data from April Report Do Show Some Weakness in Total Shipments
May 25, 2021, 9:24 am

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending May 21, 2021
See who was up and who was down
May 25, 2021, 4:57 am

Supply Chain News on China Seeing Results from Creation of Manganese Cartel
First it was Control over Obscure Rare Earth Metals, Now more Mainstream Metal Products
May 24, 2021, 5:32 am

Supply Chain Fight of the Century is Walmart versus Amazon
Trying to Attack the Core of Each Other
May 20, 2021, 5:14 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Ocean Container Arrivals Rarely On Time Right Now
On Time Arrivals Just 40 Percent in March
May 20, 2021, 5:14 pm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for May 20, 2021
Q1 Industrial Robot Growth is Strong in Q1. Breakthrough Low Cost RFID Tag, US Manufacturing Output Inches Up in April. Global Chip Shortage Getting Worse
May 20, 2021, 4:11 pm

Supply Chain News on For Retailers, do not Think Ecommerce, Think Customer Experience
EY Consultants on Thriving In an Ecommerce Retail World
May 19, 2021, 3:48 pm

Supply Chain News on Researchers at North Carolina State Claim RFID Chip Breakthrough
Tiny Tag would Cost just Less than One Cent to Make
May 19, 2021, 11:48 am

Supply Chain News on The Latest News on Kansas City Southern Takeover Drama
Canadian National Seems Likely to Win, but some Analysts Say Money there for Canadian Pacific to Make Higher Bid
May 17, 2021, 8:40 pm

Supply Chain News on Current US Distribution Center Space Market in Graphs
New Q1 Review from JLL Sums Up Conditions Nicely
May 17, 2021, 3:06 pm

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending May 14, 2021
See Who was Up and Who was Down
May 14, 2021, 6:33 pm

A Look at the 2021 MHI Annual Report Part 2
MHI Again Partners with Deloitte on Thought Leadership Vehicle
May 14, 2021, 2:33 pm

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Can Ocean Container Carriers Maintain Asset Discipline
After Several Years of Restraint, Sudden Surge in New Ship Orders
May 13, 2021, 4:55 am

Supply Chain by the Numbers for May 13, 2021
US Tariffs on Chinese Imports Worked, Sort of. Thounsands of Gas Stations Closed Due to Ransonware Attack. US Manufacturers Under Supply Stress. Inflation Seems to be Here
May 12, 2021, 5:16 pm

Supply Chain News on US Manufacturing Situation Sees Everyone is Scrambling
Auto Parts Maker Sogefi Factory in West Virginia Sees Daily Fire Drills
May 12, 2021, 5:01 pm

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting May 12, 2021
Show Us Your Supply Chain Wit
May 12, 2021, 8:08 am

Global Supply Chain News on Will Boom Times Continue for Ocean Container Carriers
Up Cycle and High Rates to Continue through 2022, Drewry Predicts
May 11, 2021, 4:40 pm

Supply Chain News on 5 Key Capabilities for Digitizing Business
Hackett Group Offers Insights, somewhat Geared to Procurement Managers
May 11, 2021, 2:56 pm

Supply Chain News on Amazon Continues Push Distribution Center Wages Higher
As Amazon Set the Pace of Move to 15 Dollars per Hour, It Announces Plans for more Wage Hikes
May 10, 2021, 12:34 pm

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending May 7, 2021

May 9, 2021, 5:30 am

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for March 17, 2021 Contest
See who took home the prize
May 7, 2021, 4:43 pm

Announcements

February 19, 2021
Supply Chain Resilience in the Covid Age
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May 18, 2021
WHIN webinars: Supply Chain Localization
Themes: Supply Chain Portal and Import Analytics Tools
Audience: Procurement Managers, Sales Managers, Senior Management, LEDO’s

April 2021
Dr. Ananth Iyer and Steve Dunlop presented as part of the Krannert 2021 Alumni Conference
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Annual Report

SHRUTI SINGHAL Alumnus Spotlight