Supply chains face unprecedented challenges, impacted by the ongoing pandemic, security incidents and global shortages. Supply chain leaders need to embrace a themed approach to communicate which technology solutions will best help the enterprise navigate these challenges and generate new growth opportunities. This complimentary supply chain webinar explores the top technology themes you need to embrace through the remainder of 2022 and beyond, determining which offer the best opportunities to supplement and support immediate tactical and longer-term technology planning decisions and investments.
In this session, participants learnt how to create ‘lifestyle rosters’ and custom schedules that expand the candidate pool and increase drivers’ happiness, leading to more job applications and higher retention rates. This session also included a case study on how one public agency tackled their driver shortage by reducing split shifts and increasing run quality, followed by an Optibus platform demo and live Q&A.
Cross-border business is continuing to increase, with 2018 seeing both historic levels and growing issues within the shipping industry, particularly with northbound business from Mexico. However, as manufacturing remains strong and business continues to grow, complexities are also heightened due to the current political climate. In addition, a significant imbalance exists, with seven trucks heading north from Mexico to the U.S. for every one truck moving south. And with news of major U.S. carriers pulling out of the marketplace, capacity issues are further compounded.
Despite supplier visibility rising to become such a top strategic priority, recent supply chain resilience research conducted by Alcumus highlighted that over half of global companies might not have total visibility over their supply chains. The threat of fines, investor scrutiny, falling shareholder value and poor performance all mean this is an issue no company can afford to ignore.