Jonathan Havens and Kermit Nash, partners in the law firm of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, review the experience of the food and beverage industry in the pandemic, in the form of lessons learned and possible permanent changes to the supply chain.
Bill Currence, president and managing partner of Cornerstone Consulting Organization, tells of the difficulties that manufacturers are experiencing in attracting workers in the midst of the pandemic, and what the employment picture will look like when it’s over.
President Biden far surpassed his original goal of administering 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines within his first 100 days in office, but the initiative couldn’t have succeeded without a substantial manufacturing and logistics infrastructure backing it up.
Rich Nanda, principal for strategy and analytics with Deloitte Consulting, traces the pace of adoption of artificial intelligence in business and the supply chain, and predicts that the technology is on the verge of wide acceptance.
Rob Handfield, Bank of America Professor of Supply Chain Management with the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University, discusses the reasons behind the current worldwide shortage of ocean containers, and what carriers and manufacturers must do to solve it.
Melinda McLaughlin, head of global research with Prologis, shares the firm’s research into trends in the creation of order-fulfillment centers in urban locations, in response to the stellar growth of e-commerce.