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| June 6, 2016
Across our four locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we've got a fleet of trucks and over 100,000 square feet of storage space. But, we’re more than trucks and warehouses.
Article | April 2, 2020
Without a doubt, uncertainty and unpredictability will continue to increase. Whether you‘re a bio pharma company grappling with temperature excursions, or an automaker relying on critical assembly-line components that only China produces, you’re bound to be affected. The amount of disruption in today’s business climate necessitates the ability to respond in real time, which can only be done if the entire supply chain is visible, and updates are current.
Article | March 9, 2020
As I flew to Dallas, I worked on this post. Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about the struggle to source sweetener with the rise of COV-19. As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble due to the looming issues of sourcing taurine—a health additive in many pet foods. Over the weekend, as I shopped at Lowes, it was hard for me to not think about the pending shortage of Titanium dioxide—an important ingredient in white paint and consider if I should stockpile it for the house I need to paint.
Article | April 6, 2020
Black Rock, the world’s largest fund manager has stated that the crisis will fundamentally reshape business practices, society and consumer habits – rethinking the way people work, shop, travel and gather. There will be a ‘new normal’ way of functioning and businesses will need to adapt.And the timeline for recovery could be long. The investment bank, Morgan Stanley warns in a recent newsletter of no quick return to ‘business as usual’ in the US: “…we see 2Q20 GDP contracting as much as 45%, followed by a soft 3Q and a rebound in activity in 4Q20 and into 2021…even with the expected rebound, the level of output (in the US) at the end of 2021 in our bear case remains 11.5% below its pre-recession peak”.The political and financial decisions made by governments during and following the crisis could influence economies for at least 10 years.
Article | March 16, 2020
New technologies and AI have the potential to boost collaboration between machines and workers even if some fear the impact it could have on the jobs market. While AI has been heralded in some quarters as the innovation that will bring about a Fourth Industrial Revolution, its impact on future supply chains is still unclear. The two most prominent opinions are that either AI and automation will lead to workplace functions being replaced, or job roles will be bolstered by the technology. The first of these positions assumes that recent advances mean the skills of computers and robots will soon surpass those of workers in numerous tasks.
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