We wanted to advise Supply Chain Matters readers that Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari was again featured in a recorded in a recent video interview published this week.

In his Burning Platform- Digital Acceleration Video Series, enterprise software influencer, author and Deal Architect blogger Vinnie Mirchandani interviews Bob in an episode titled: Supply Chains: Resilience and Renewal.

In this 30-minute video, Bob speaks to how the pandemic severely stressed so many industry supply chains while coping and moving so much of the flow from brick and mortar to E-commerce. Topics of conversation included:

Bob Ferrari speaking apperances

  • How many companies have reacted to both the demand and supply shocks – rethinking historical demand forecasts, simplification and reduction of product choice with rationalization of multiple product SKUs and BOM’s
  • The rethinking of global supply chains already underway with strategies like “China+1” and re-location of manufacturing to increase resilience.
  • The cold chain which has been challenged all year – first with food distribution challenges now with the daunting COVID vaccine logistics, while simultaneously coping with the holiday shipping load.

Bob describes several of the supply chain planning and execution technologies he has been impressed with that have helped enterprises cope with the unprecedented stress, along with a look into the upcoming 2021 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that will be summarized on Supply Chain Matters very shortly.

This is indeed another riveting conversation between two recognized thought leaders, and we thank Vinnie for his invitation.

The video can be viewed at this You Tube web link.

Enjoy.

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