Category: Industry Specific Supply Chain Challenges

Latest Survey Related to COVID-19 Impacts on Electronic Component Production and Lead Times- More Revealing Results

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the most recent member survey data from The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) which quantifies views on expected return to normal production levels and the overall impact to electronics supply networks.

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COVID-19: The Condition is Flashing Urgent for Healthcare Supply Chain Prioritization Across the United States

The Supply Chain Matters blog issues a plea to U.S. government leaders indicating that time is crucial for manufacturing and supply chain resources to be prioritized across the United States to provide essential healthcare delivery products to combat the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

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One Quantification of Supply Chain Planning Technology Usage During COVID-19 Supply Chain Response

The Supply Chain Matters blog makes reference to a blog commentary published by supply chain technology provider Kinaxis, that quantifies the spike in usage encountered during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

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Efforts Underway to Expand COVID-19 Response Availability of Critically Needed Healthcare Products and Materials

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues in supporting the need for sharing of critical and important information related to multi-industry supply chain networks, and specifically supply chains of critically needed healthcare treatment personal protection and treatment materials needs. Both physical and digital response are coming together to try to address the shortage gaps.

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Words of Wisdom- Time for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Prioritization Across the United States

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to a published editorial outlining essential steps for the U.S. government and industry players to act now to protect critical supply chains required to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

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Amazon Succumbs to Fear Based Buying – Announces Revised Inventory Management Practices and Added Hiring

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary focused on Amazon.com and the online retailer’s succumbing to COVID-19 fear-based buying. Announced are efforts to temporarily revise inventory management policies and add upwards of 100,000 additional workers.

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Survey Related to COVID-19 Coronavirus Impacts on Electronic Component Production and Lead Times

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights recent member survey data from The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) which quantifies views on expected return to normal production levels and the overall impact to past lead times.

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Healthcare Related Supply Chains are Indeed the Critical Link in COVID-19 Virus Containment and Treatment

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari provides focus to healthcare related supply chains as the critical link in ongoing COVID-19 virus containment and treatment needs, along with evidence of vulnerabilities already evident.

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Initial Survey Data Reinforces the Building Magnitude of Supply Chain Disruption as a Result of the Global-wide COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights results of two recent industry surveys initially quantifying the global supply chain impacts of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreaks but cautions that the real impacts are yet to manifest themselves from both product demand and supply chain dimensions.

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