Healthcare Supply Chains Are Facing a Cost Issue

By Logan Wamsley

We have reached a point in the COVID-19 pandemic where we are beginning to understand just what some of the long-term implications might be from the last year. Notably, while shortages for some critical healthcare equipment such as N95 masks, KN95 masks, and isolation gowns have noticeably subsided, raw material shortages have continued to constrain…

Preparing the Automotive Supply Chain for Electric Vehicles

By Logan Wamsley

An Exciting, Challenging Electric Vehicle Future In just a few short years, the prediction that many automotive industry analysts have had for decades finally appears to be on the cusp of reality — that electric vehicles will eventually overtake production of the internal combustion engine. Although the complete elimination of gasoline-powered vehicles may still be…

Semiconductor Scarcity Proves Automakers Need Supply Chain Solutions

By Logan Wamsley

It was not a surprise that the electronics manufacturing industry faced sizable challenges in the first quarter of 2020 following the series of global lockdowns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. What was a surprise, however, was the rapid demand that materialized following the market recovery near the end of the year, far outpacing supply…

Cash Flow vs. Inventory: Can OEMs Have Both?

By Logan Wamsley

Cash is king. This is an idiom that has long been used to drive business decisions, but in the COVID-19 economy, it has proved particularly true. On-hand capital is the life preserver that gives companies the buffer needed to survive unexpected catastrophes, such as the worldwide economic lockdown that occurred in early 2020 as a…

Supply Chain Solutions

By Michael Stratton

If you’ve worked in supply chain, you know that optimization is key for day-to-day management.  Supply chain management is not easy and it comes with a plethora of ongoing struggles: operating on thin margins, trying to improve working capital, carrying too much inventory and the costs associated with carrying that inventory, excess materials…this list could…