Monthly Archives: October 2021

Lessons Learned: Competitive Strategy in Supply Chain Network Design

Supply chain network design is a necessary regular activity for any company who views competitive strategy in supply chains as an important pillar of their business. This is even more true when supply chain leaders are looking to make a decision that may change the course of their business forever. As my colleague, Jim Piermarini, …
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Impact of Competitive Analysis on Network Design​

Network design analysis and decisions are often taken in isolation, overlooking the impact of competition’s potential reaction to the renewed strategy. These inward-looking approaches could end up to be extremely costly!​ This case study examines the need to factor the reactions of key competitors into your supply chain network design decisions. Through an inclusive approach …
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Port Congestion: How to Overcome Supply Chain Delays

2021 has been a difficult year for supply chains around the world. A continuing global pandemic, labor shortages, skyrocketing commodity costs, unprecedented raw material shortages and supply chain delays continue to plague companies that need to transport goods. Ports around the world are now struggling with congestion, and there is no relief in sight. Why …
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