Supply Chain And Logistics: What Will Stay The Same In 2023?

We all know the saying: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Every December for the past four years, we have asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics professionals from manufacturing, retail, and distribution companies — “What is the likelihood of the following things…

Details

Warehouse Automation: Top Five Factors Impacting Adoption

ARC Advisory Group’s Global Warehouse Automation Research study is now complete and available for purchase. The research process includes an analysis of large amounts of information and interviews with executives from numerous warehouse automation providers; and concludes with the publication of ARC’s research study. I provided a glimpse of the study content in an article…

Details

How Companies Can Prepare Their Supply Chains to be More Green, Diverse and Compliant in 2023

ESG reporting is here to stay — what are you doing about it? Over the past few years, the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) space has grown and matured significantly. Today, over 90% of S&P 500 companies publish ESG reports, reflecting the increased expectations from employees, consumers, investors, and regulators. Around the world, we’re seeing ESG legislation…

Details

Who Is Actually Hauling Your Freight? (Another Supply Chain Visibility Blind Spot)

I have long argued that companies need to expand their definition of supply chain visibility. It goes well beyond tracking shipments, orders, inventory, and assets in motion. End-to-end supply chain visibility also involves, for example: Knowing where the manufacturing/production facilities of your suppliers (and their suppliers) are physically located, and which parts or materials are manufactured/produced…

Details

Christmas is Coming. Is the Goose Getting Fat for Retailers?

Every year the holiday shopping season seems to come earlier. With just over four score days to go before Christmas, retailers, marketers, supply chain professionals, and consumers are all wondering how this holiday season is going to unfold. As we all know, supply chain snarls disrupted last year’s holiday shopping season — with some inventory…

Details

Minimizing Supply Chain Disruptions Requires Taking a Wider View of Technology

The headlines about supply chain disruptions only tell part of the story. For the last two years, the supply chain has remained in the news, with stories about port backups, factory closures, material shortages, and labor and driver shortages—pains largely spurred by the pandemic. These news stories overlook the sheer scope of the challenges facing…

Details