Supply Chain Resilience Starts With Transparency

By Logan Wamsley

Amid ongoing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic — which most recently have taken the form of a global chip shortfall that has the attention of lawmakers around the world — there is renewed focus on the importance of manufacturers building and maintaining long-term relationships with their suppliers and EMS providers. Continuing the Conversation on…

Here’s How Manufacturers Can Improve Supply Chain Resilience NOW

By Logan Wamsley

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted even the most minor vulnerabilities in the modern supply chain — and supply chain executives are taking every precaution to ensure that for the next great black swan, their supply chain resilience is improved. Supply Chain Resilience and Agility Is Critical This fact is made clear in a new global…

How Manufacturers Can Survive the Latest Chip Shortage

By Logan Wamsley

The root cause for the unprecedented chip shortage facing the automotive industry as well as other industries such as healthcare and consumer electronics is three-fold: • The first cause has been the extreme market volatility in the automotive industry the past year, which has seen an extreme economic slowdown followed by a rapid recovery of…

Setting the Aerospace Supply Chain Up for Success After COVID-19

By Logan Wamsley

The future of the aerospace industry and its supply chain coming into 2020 was bright, but no one could have predicted how much would change in just a few short months. Virtually every major industry experienced significant challenges in the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but few were quite as widespread or highly publicized as…

Automaker Supply Chains Are Strained. We Know the Solution

By Logan Wamsley

It is easy to view supply chain disruption in strict terms of dollars and cents, of profits made and losses accumulated, but consequences go far beyond that. Adjusting priorities and production delays is one thing, but human consequences are quite another. Such consequences can be easily seen today in automaker supply chains, which have recently…