Shipping companies and software developers are experimenting with self-driving trucks as a way to solve a driver shortage worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing fire from safety advocates who call the technology a risk to motorists.
Hundreds of truckers who haul goods at Southern California ports and railyards are petitioning to unionize, hoping to convince federal authorities they’re really employees and not contractors as their company claims.
The world is facing a new era of rapidly increasing food prices that could push almost 2 billion more people into hunger in a worst-case climate crisis. Confronting the dire predictions, farmers have begun to adapt.
President Biden said his administration has made strides toward relieving U.S. supply chain disruptions after the leaders of major retailers assured him they have ample inventories for the holiday season.
The global shortage of microchips has had a devastating impact on multiple industries, not least automotive manufacturers, who are expected to have lost some $210 billion in 2021 because they couldn’t get enough chips to drive the systems in their vehicles. But how did we get to this state of affairs?
David South, senior principal for energy and utilities with West Monroe, discusses the results of the firm’s latest survey of top executives, and the progress they’re making toward supply chain sustainability.
The last two years of supply chain disruptions, including the pandemic, the Suez Canal clog, the current Gridlock, and other events, have inadvertently shifted focus away from supply chain digital transformation as companies have scrambled to remediate these challenges.
Future-ready resilient enterprises need a digital-twin of their existing networks of manufacturers, suppliers, customers and financial institutions to prevent their businesses against demand supply shocks and compete in the global economy.
Distributors and third-party logistics providers are faced with competitive pressures due to higher customer expectations, higher costs and lack of available people, transportation and space resources. But how do supply chain leaders eliminate these challenges?