Key Inflation Indicator Hits Highest Point in 30 Years, Says Federal Reserve

By Logan Wamsley

Today’s supply chain disruptions are not only affecting manufacturing industries, but also everyday consumers trying to purchase anything from chicken to golf clubs. Global climate trends, natural disasters, geopolitical tensions, shipping freight delays, and other such issues are combining with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to create a perfect storm of challenges that makes 2021 one…

BOM Monitoring: A Secure Future for Military and Defense Supply Chains

By Logan Wamsley

Ever since the mid-90s when the U.S. decided to enter into the open market to source its technology and critical inventory, military and defense supply chains have seen two conflicting narratives play out simultaneously. One, the transition to a multi-tiered supply chain system has accelerated the expansion of military and defense tech at a rate…

The Rise of Freight Crime and Its Risk to Supply Chains

By Logan Wamsley

For all of the risks associated with critical inventory such as geopolitical tensions and raw material shortages, one factor not to be underestimated is the risks associated with shipment. There are, of course, shipment risks worth considering regarding packaging processes — especially in regard to sensitive electronic inventory — and there are risks that, once…

Supply Chain Lessons to Take From the Suez Canal Blockage

By Logan Wamsley

With a little help from a high tide brought by a “worm moon,” the container ship Ever Given was finally dislodged from the Suez Canal, bringing the total time it disrupted traffic to six days. While the source of the problem has been corrected, the effects of the backlog are going to reverberate across various…