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2023 State of Logistics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)
3PLs continue to evolve with the times.

Ocean Cargo: Carriers, shippers continue to navigate choppy waters
While there’s no single solution, our analysts suggest that shippers enhance their communication with ocean carriers, particularly by providing good forecasts of their shipment volumes and booking early so that planning of capacity and operations is improved.

Could Climate Become The Weak Link In Your Supply Chain?
Supply chains and the infrastructure that supports them are designed for a stable climate, but as hazards evolve, it will be necessary to increase investment in adaptation, possibly at the expense of efficiency.

7 Actions to Drive Demand Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Prepare for the “Next Normal”
In many industries, demand has never been more volatile and unpredictable than during the COVID-19 pandemic, in this article we detail seven action items to drive demand planning despite an unprecedented crisis.

McKinsey Survey: Resetting Supply Chains For The “Next Normal”
According to McKinsey & Company, the coronavirus pandemic’s unprecedented tests are inspiring companies to consider bold moves in rebuilding their supply chains for the future.

Defining ‘On-Time, In-Full’ In the Consumer Sector
Managing modern consumer-goods supply chains is demanding, but measuring supply-chain performance should be simple, it isn’t yet, because of an inconsistent approach to the critical OTIF metric.

The Road to 2020 and Beyond: What’s Driving The Global Automotive Industry?
In this McKinsey report, analysis tells the story that is largely optimistic and sometimes surprising, but the most important narrative thread is this: the global automotive industry is about to enter a period of wide-ranging and transformative change.

Target Acquiring Same-Day Delivery Service Shipt for $550 Million to Fend Off Amazon and Walmart
Target Corp. has agreed to purchase grocery-delivery startup Shipt Inc. for $550 million, stepping up its challenge to Inc. and Walmart Inc. by speeding the rollout of same-day shipping.

The Future of Retail Grocery in a Digital World
McKinsey’s Future of Retail Grocery in a Digital World highlights the major trends that define this new period of retail and looks at how traditional retailers need to evolve in order to thrive.

Jobs Lost, Jobs Gained: Workforce Transitions in a Time of Automation
This report examines questions surrounding robotic automation - will there be enough work in the future to maintain full employment, and if so what will that work be? which occupations will thrive, and which ones will wither? what are the potential implications for skills and wages as machines perform some or the tasks that humans now do?

Robotic Automation to Supplant 800 Million Jobs Worldwide by 2030
As many as 800 million workers worldwide may lose their jobs to robots and automation by 2030, equivalent to more than a fifth of today’s global labor force according to a new report by the research arm of McKinsey & Co.

How Automakers Can Drive Electrified Vehicle Sales and Profitability
Within this report, McKinsey is releasing new findings from a global survey on consumer attitudes toward EVs that include plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles, McKinsey analysis reveals current pent-up consumer demand for EVs with some stubborn and well known barriers, but also provocative and unexpected opportunities.

How Advancing Technologies Challenge the Position of a Company Chief Executive Officer
McKinsey invited Bower alumni from companies across Asia, Europe, and North America, more than 75 chief executives and board chairs, to share concerns and offer one another advice on how technology is changing the role of the Chief Executive Officer.

Google’s Pioneering Approach to Supplier Diversity
In 2014, Google launched its own fresh take on supplier diversity, designed to drive economic impact for small businesses and fit Google’s uniquely nimble culture, here's an update on how Google does supplier diversity the “Googley” way.

Advanced Analytics: 9 Insights from the C-Suite
Conversations with hundreds of business leaders reveal nine ways that they are, and are not, adapting to the advanced analytics, big data, and machine learning revolution.


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