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Yellow’s Demise Underscores the Need for a New Labor Relations Narrative
The bankruptcy of trucking company Yellow has attracted considerable attention since the story broke early this month. But an aspect of the story that is under-reported is how the demise of a 99-year-old trucker and the loss of an estimated 30,000 jobs offers essential lessons about…
How Supply Chain Can Teach Us About the Future of Professional Education
Labor problems are currently one of the most pressing issues in society, especially when it comes to finding talented people for current and future jobs.
What’s Your (Missing) Supply Chain Talent Strategy?
Supply chain managers face a coming shortage of talent. The best should be putting strategies in place now to prepare for the future.
Supply Chain Talent Development is Still a Work in Progress
Results from an APQC survey reveal that there are skills gaps among candidates, but organizations are adopting ways to develop current and future employees.

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Truck Driver Burnout: Ways Carriers Can Fight Stress-Related Turnover
This whitepaper covers the main points of stressors that truck drivers experience and how to mitigate burnout, slowing...
Realizing the Promise of Retail Media Networks
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The Upside of COVID-19 Pandemic-Induced Truck Driver Shortages
Inflation is one of the headwinds facing the US economy and consumers, and inflation is fueled, to some extent, by the national shortage of truck drivers; this shortage raises truck transportation prices, which show up in higher prices for every product.

Thunderbird Master Certificate of Supply Chain Management
The demand for supply chain professionals is currently at an all-time high where companies increasingly rely on their integrated supply chain networks internationally.

Talking Supply Chain Podcast: Let’s Get Strategic
On this episode, Steven A. Melnyk discusses how managing the strategic supply chain is different, and why it calls for a new kind of supply chain leader. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

Fulfilling Orders When You Don’t Have Enough Product to Meet Demand
The global shortage of semiconductor chips that is disrupting supply chains in the automotive and consumer electronics industries is forcing chipmakers to decide which customers’ orders to fulfill when product is in short supply.

How Market Memory Impacts Truckload Performance
The full truckload (TL) transportation market’s dynamics in the US and non-binding freight contracts enable shippers and carriers to behave opportunistically when buying and selling TL capacity.

Education as a Strategic Advantage
This white paper details Robert Hirschey’s experience in working with companies to develop education as a strategic advantage, Hirschey has worked as an executive at both the operating and strategic levels.

Making Supply Chains Sexy to Gen Z with Program Director Jack Buffington
Fundamentally, supply chains are in place to solve problems, how you define a problem is how you solve it.

Supply Chains and COVID-19: Agility, Flexibility, and Engagement the Foundation of Navigating Change
As part of the interview series, Arthur Adams, Jr., DTI board member and vice president of sales, supply chain and customer engagement at CSX, discussed leadership and his company’s response to the pandemic, as well as economic and social change.

MIT CTL’s Top Supply Chain Challenges in 2021
Which supply chain challenges will preoccupy companies in 2021? Many are reflected in MIT CTL's research agenda for the new year, so we asked our senior researchers to describe what they would like to achieve in 2021.

Governments Failure to Combat Forced Labor in Supply Chains
Media reports detailing abuses suffered by the Uyghur people in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China cast a spotlight on society’s long-running failure to eradicate the use of forced labor from supply chains.

Covid-Driven Shift to Online Education Fuels Supply Chain MicroMasters Growth
The pandemic is transforming societies on many fronts; this trend, coupled with rising demand for learning platforms that are more accessible and flexible, will permanently change the education landscape.

Mitigating Risk With a Supply Chain Resilience Stress Test
The new standard for proactively assessing a global supply chain’s ability to mitigate the impact of disruptive events will improve agility and help companies outmaneuver uncertainty.

Covid-19 Separates Leaders from Laggards in Machine Learning-Driven Demand Forecasting
The difference between companies that continue to gain a competitive advantage from Machine Learning-based demand forecasts and those that struggle to harness the technology could become greater in a post-pandemic future.

5 Reasons Why Your Supply Chain Design Must Change with the Times
Companies need to review their supply chain design processes and adopt modern methods reflective of the volatile markets in which they now compete.

Supply Chain Education in the Post-COVID World
As the business world continues to reinvent itself, here’s a look at how supply chain executive education could evolve over the next year.

Podcast: eKAMI Reskills Coal Miners for Machining and Automation Careers
Displaced workers trained in hard and soft skills for CNC operation and robotics.

Manufacturing Institute Sees Demand for Reskilled Workers
eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute (eKAMI) students, including displaced coal miners, find jobs during school closure; eKAMI’s focus on reskilling workers extends to staff, who leverage 3D printers to build and donate masks for frontline healthcare workers.

COVID-19 is Exposing Domestic Labor’s Supply Chain Risks
The COVID-19 crisis is now making it clear that the supply chain and workplace conditions closer to home may need to be re-evaluated.

COVID-19: The Supply Chain Management Professionals That will Save Our Economies and Livelihoods
Never in the history of global supply chain management has there been a challenge of the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic...when the pandemic begins to fade, supply chain professionals will face a “triple bullwhip” that has never been experienced before—a demand bullwhip, plus a supply bullwhip, plus a logistics bullwhip.

How the Pandemic Could Remake Supply Chain’s Digital Future
The need to embrace the digital transformation (DT) of supply chains remains critically important for companies, but as is the case in most areas of business, it is being shaped by the COVID-19 crisis.

Featured Companies

MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation
The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation (the Forum) is a unique community composed of academics and industry members whose support allows Forum researchers to provide customer-focused solutions to design and manage the new supply chain.
Retail Industry Leaders Association
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is best defined by the companies we represent: America’s leading retailers. As the retail industry’s advocate in Washington, RILA is a trusted source dedicated to telling the retail industry’s story and…
Los Angeles Pacific University
Providing hope for students starts with getting them prepared for the real world. That’s why each of our programs is designed by experts in their field to not only keep up with the job market, but to actually stay…
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
For more than 90 years — first in Bloomington and later in Indianapolis, online, and for top companies — the Kelley School of Business has prepared students to lead organizations, start companies, develop new products and services, and shape business knowledge and policy.
Institute of Management Accountants IMA
Empowering accountants and financial professionals to drive business performance. IMA is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals working in business. We are committed to helping you–and our more than 65,000 members–to expand your professional skills, better manage…
OLED Association
Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) offer great promise in displays of all sizes and shapes, and in both commercial and home lighting solutions. OLEDs, or organic electro-luminescent (OEL) devices as some call them, are already in use as mobile device…
World Wildlife Fund
WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries for nearly half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on…
Transportation Intermediaries Association
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $162 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation…
Auburn University
Today, business success often depends on the efficient management of the flow of goods across the global market place –a process that grows increasingly complex.  The Supply Chain Management major equips students to handle this complexity by combining logistics…
The International Air Cargo Association
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) represents, supports, informs, and connects every element of the global air freight supply chain. TIACA lobbies governments and regulators, provides valuable networking opportunities, organizes and hosts leading industry events, and gives guidance, advice, and…
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