Stuck in the Suez…Another Blow for Supply Chains

By now, you’ve heard about the container ship that’s stuck and blocking the Suez Canal. Supply chains are already experiencing difficulties with insufficient chip supplies, furniture items are consistently on back order and now with the blockage of the Suez Canal, this impacts supply chains for oil, grains and automobiles (to name a few). The…

Apple is SO big that…

Talk about large supply chains, apparently Apple is SO big that they have staff who’s single responsibility is to negotiate the price of glue…[via Trung Phan] Apple is so size that it has supply chain employees who have one responsibility: negotiating down the price of glue. pic.twitter.com/8CR789MS76 — Trung Phan 🇨🇦 (@TrungTPhan) February 18, 2021…

China Looking to Throttle Rare Earth Materials Supply

As EV car adoption increases globally and car manufacturers declaring their move to 100% electric vehicles in the coming decade, the demand for battery materials is (and will) surge. And as the US-China trade war rages on, China may be considering throttling supply of rare earth materials needed in the manufacturing of electric vehicles and…

GM’s Foray into the E-Commerce Surge

As e-commerce is experiencing massive growth, the logistics services side is struggling to keep up with demand. GM (the American car manufacturer), has launched a new division, named BrightDrop [via Morning Brew]. This new division supplies electric vehicles in the B2B space. The vehicles are tied to a software platform as well enabling easy fleet management,…

Inspire Brands Rolls Out Supply Chain Platform

While many companies are being hit hard in the food & beverage industry, Inspire Brands, the multi-branded restaurant group, with brands such as Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, started rolling out the CMX1 platform for their global supply chain management. Time will tell whether this implementation will help them with cost savings and efficiency in…

Supply Chains, Get Ready for Autonomous Freight Hauling

Swedish autonomous drone truck startup, Einride, recently unveiled their autonomous vehicles called “Autonomous Electric Transport” or AET, with the hopes of being on the roads delivering freight starting as early as 2021. What’s so special about Einride’s vehicles? They don’t come with any steering wheels, accelerator pedals and even no windshields (basically removing the need for…