Supply and demand are what drives the entire supply chain industry, netting billions of dollars every year. When it’s your job to be on the supply side of things, you’ll notice that customer demand often includes seasonal stock. Seasonal stock can make up part of your supply chain, or you might specialize in the providing of seasonal goods. How can seasonal inventory be managed for year-round supply? Read more below to find out how managing seasonal inventory can be more effectively handled if you’re in the supply business.
Warehouse management is always complex and fraught with issues. Even one that is well managed will run into warehouse problems on occasion. Many companies work with 3PL’s to help minimize their workload and reduce the number of issues they face along their supply chain. There is no single solution that will work for every warehouse or even every 3PL. The effective methods often depend on the warehouse, the 3PL, and the nature of the supply chain itself. Continue reading
Flexibility is an absolutely crucial asset for any business, especially one that relies on a supply chain of any sort. If this was ever in any doubt, it has now been made starkly apparent in the wake of COVID-19. This virus has been destructive to countless businesses. Moreover, the ones that have been able to survive (and in some cases thrive) are those that have been able to remain adaptable with a more flexible supply chain.
Less-than-truckload transportation makes up a great deal of the vehicles on the road delivering essential goods to where they need to be. Since the COVID-19 crises kicked in, supply chains all over the world have come to a standstill – but in most parts of the world, restrictions are being relaxed and we’re getting a little closer to business as usual.