Abe Eshkenazi, chief executive officer of the Association for Supply Chain Management, discusses the findings of a new report by ASCM and the Economist Intelligence Unit, examining how more than 300 publicly listed companies withstood and responded to supply-chain shocks of the last year.
It takes a village to take a product from concept to cash, but the supply chains that support this are a complex web, with limited integration between financial forecasting, planning, manufacturing execution, logistics and key partners/suppliers. Spotting potential challenges and facilitating constant communication across the extended supply chain and entire enterprise is critical to meet ongoing customer demand and market volatility. While maintaining effective communication can be complex, collaboration shouldn’t be chaotic. Join Mike Hegedus from TrinityRail, Michael Ciatto from Genpact, and Patrick Van Hull from Kinaxis to learn how organizations are using hyperconnected supply chains to overcome the chaos.
A hacking campaign that IBM Corp. detected last year against organizations involved in the manufacturing, transportation and storage of COVID-19 vaccines was wider than initially understood and is now found to have targeted more than 40 companies in 14 countries, the company said Wednesday.
Suresh Acharya, professor of practice in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, explains how the semiconductor supply chain works, why there’s a shortage of product, and what are the prospects for an early solution.