Greg Karr, Service Delivery Manager, Capgemini Invent
This is an unprecedented time of disruption and volatility. The pandemic is showing the need to be more diversified. Trucking companies built around a specific customer base shut down when that industry shut down. Oversaturation in one market or customer base means disruptions hit harder. Companies supporting the food and beverage supply chain saw traffic jump exponentially, as grocery stores remained open and in high demand.
Todd J. Ohlms, Esq., Partner, Litigation Practice Group, Freeborn & Peters LLP
Looking at what you could have done differently to be better prepared for the supply chain disruption caused by COVID-19? Companies that have fared the best to date did the following 6 things well in advance of the pandemic.
Adam Compain, CEO, ClearMetal
As the country and global economy begin to recover, the question on everyone's minds is: “What will re-entry into the business world look like?” As companies transition into the “new normal,” implementing a CDX solution is of the utmost importance.
Juan D. Morales, Global Practice Leader of Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation at Stanton Chase
Supply chain leaders pivot their companies in response to anticipated lower volumes of cargo during the COVID-19 outbreak and use innovative solutions to accommodate new delivery options.
Shash Anand, Vice President of Product Strategy, SOTI
It's more important than ever for transportation and logistics companies to have an effective mobility strategy in place. Shippers can adjust their existing protocols with COVID-19-related policies by implementing these technologies and practices.
Carrie Song, Vice President Sales, Renewable Fuel at Neste
COVID-19 and its effect on daily life have key fleet operators speculating whether this might be time to reset our approach to transportation fuels. The impact of reduced petroleum fuel use can be quantified by our cleaner air and reduced daily traffic congestion, making this a favorable time to consider cleaner fueling alternatives.
Stephany Lapierre, Founder/CEO of Tealbook
Companies in all industries are struggling to ensure they have the PPE on hand to continue operating, and that is no easy feat. Some products and materials are scarce, and visibility into the supply chain is limited. What matters most is speed, agility, and risk mitigation—machine learning can deliver on all three of these important factors.
Jonathan Razi, CEO, CardX
Accepting credit cards can be a major differentiator for businesses, enabling customers to pay however is most convenient for them. To balance this need with the necessity of maintaining margins, consider credit card surcharging.
Jeff Pepperworth, President and CEO, iGPS Logistics
Fulfillment centers have adapted throughout COVID-19, supplying workers with masks, suspending in-person meetings, and enhancing their cleaning protocols. Suppliers will need to remember the lessons learned, even beyond the pandemic.
Jia Yung, Marketing Manager, Portcast
With dynamic updates on missed transits, rollovers, arrival notification, and port congestion during COVID-19, shippers can make decisions proactively and avoid inefficient costs due to detention and demurrage, expedited freight, and buffer stock.
Ray Hatch, CEO, Quest Resource Management Group
Companies making carbon neutrality a priority need carbon-friendly fleets to move their products. These key steps can help make your entire fleet more carbon friendly so you can better reach these companies.
Companies in the logistics space are responding to the crisis by providing free goods and services.
Michele Sperle, Director, Riskonnect
Shifting COVID-19 guidelines and consumer demands are a constantly moving target for truck drivers and transport companies. What steps can they take to stay healthy, flexible, and compliant all at the same time?
Jason Mancuso, Director, Professional Services SCM Practice
COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for supply chain and logistics management, and the pressure is on to deliver essential supplies, such as toilet paper and food, to consumers on time. Successfully delivering a product on time involves many factors, and labeling shipments correctly is one of them.
Take a look at each state's perspectives, guidelines, and deadlines as they make plans to reopen their local businesses and facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mike Short, President of Global Freight Forwarding, C.H. Robinson
With the right risk-management plan, shippers can better understand the risks facing their supply chain operations and make sure their business is prepared by protecting the value of goods shipped globally.
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