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Digital Windshield: Safeguarding Supply Chains from Natural Disasters


The recent natural disaster that occurred in the United States, Hurricane Michael, left destruction throughout the state of Florida. Michael is one of the strongest hurricanes to hit, based on the wind speed and barometric pressure. The damage has been immense, both in terms of lives lost and infrastructure impairment. Some of the statistics (US) are as follows:

Collaborative Supply Chain Management

Collaborating with partners across the extended supply chain, on demand forecasting and real time demand sensing, helps stock outs in volatile market cycles

Impact of Technology on Sourcing & Procurement

From early attempts to make data more manageable in the 1960s with IBM’s Bill of Material Processor (BOMP), to the current software suites and other analytical tools, the procurement practice has gone through half a century of immense transformation.

Private Equity Firms: Buy-Forever Strategy to Buy-to-Sell Strategy

With roots in the early 1950s and 1960s, private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) engagements in the U.S. and global economies in the mergers and acquisitions arena, specifically acquisitions, have steadily increased and evolved. Private equity (PE) activity took hold in the 1980s, as the U.S. and global economies accelerated, spreading itself across the globe with a significant proportion of it focused on U.S. and European markets.

A Unique Approach to Optimizing Rental Supply Chain: A Network Study

In current economic times, where economic cycles are shorter and volatile, companies within all industries are looking for every competitive edge. Financially, companies are looking into all aspects of the business to improve their bottom-line.  Costs of renting or leasing equipment outweighs the benefit-to-expense ratio of buying and owning equipment. Business trends show an increase in equipment rental, as part of their business strategy, allowing them to conserve capital.