Supply Chain Finance Beyond the Big Banks

Supply Chain Finance Beyond the Big Banks

AI-Powered Trading Platform Unlocks Liquidity for SMES Without Hindering Large Enterprises Over the years, larger enterprises have stretched their order-to-cash cycles from a few weeks (30-45 days) to months (120-240 days). Waiting so long to get paid crimps small and...
Drones Get Fed OK to Take Final Mile Deliveries Out of Sight

Drones Get Fed OK to Take Final Mile Deliveries Out of Sight

7 Cost, Efficiency, Safety, Environmental Benefits for Last Mile Operators More than a decade ago, Jeff Bezos unveiled Amazon’s drone delivery plans to “60 Minutes.” The interview was in 2013. Bezos called the Federal Aviation Administration’s plans to allow flights...
Innovation, A Cycle that Must Become Priority

Innovation, A Cycle that Must Become Priority

Business Intelligence Paired with Insights Lead to World-Class Results Innovation is a key driver of corporate success, fosters growth and helps businesses adapt to the challenge of disruption. Innovation can improve existing products, services, processes and/or...
Global Supply Chains at Risk – Again

Global Supply Chains at Risk – Again

In a World Riven by Disruption, Optionality Will Help You Deliver “Global pre-Christmas trade at risk” screams The Financial Times headline. Where have we heard this before? Pretty much every year since 2020. VUCA – volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity –...
How Return-to-Office Policies Could Fuel Your Competition

How Return-to-Office Policies Could Fuel Your Competition

As Remote Work Increases, Entrepreneurship Skyrockets In spring of 2020, I thought I had retired. But friends kept calling for help. Can you connect me with someone who can build a building? Raise some money? Solve this issue? I was doing what I loved – helping people...
Top 5 Reasons to Hire 3PLs

Top 5 Reasons to Hire 3PLs

You Need Logistics Services that Delight Your Customers, Not Just Pick, Pack and Ship Trying to find the right third-party logistics (3PL) provider can be difficult. 3PLs are more than just pick, pack and ship. Although they certainly should be capable of that – along...
Supply Chain Resilience – You’re Doing It Wrong

Supply Chain Resilience – You’re Doing It Wrong

Proving Globalization or Deglobalization Is a Waste of Leadership Resources Another day. Another news story. Another vain attempt at finding a metric to prove globalization is dead or deglobalization is dead. As I’ve said before, globalization and deglobalization are...
The China Decoupling Might Hit Before You Are Ready

The China Decoupling Might Hit Before You Are Ready

Supply chain leaders – including me – have been stressing that diversifying supply chains away from China will take time, energy and money. But what if politics doesn’t give your organization much choice? Business leaders need to start deploying optionality in case...
What a Total Transportation Evaluation Can Do

What a Total Transportation Evaluation Can Do

Cost Reduction for Your Bottom Line; Better Service for Your Customers People keep asking me why I am such a fan of a total transportation evaluation. Simple. Would you rather reduce supply chain costs by $50,000 a year or $1 million? Even more? In a few weeks, you...