Supply Chain Disruptions Across Industries Fueled by Unrest in Middle East

The Gulfstream G280 jet—a preferred transportation mode for many senior corporate executives, professional athletes, and entertainers—is encountering production delays due to ongoing hostilities in the Israel-Hamas war.

General Dynamics’ G280 is experiencing supply interruptions on raw materials sourced throughout the region. The conflict in the Middle East and attacks on the Red Sea have caused shippers to consider alternative (and longer) routes than through the Suez Canal, leading to parts delays, shortages and higher costs.

In addition to the […]

Operationalizing Supply Chain Resiliency

Business leaders across various industries are reporting high levels of uncertainty due to ongoing geopolitical issues.

The war between Russian and the Ukraine, disputed transportation lanes, and the fear of another global health pandemic are but a few issues that are top of mind for business leaders across the United States and beyond.

AlixPartners’ Disruption Index, which draws upon over 3000 senior executives, fell 5% year over year in 2023, highlighting top leaders’ ongoing concerns about geopolitical issues and the potential […]

Milk Carton Shortage Threatens Lean Services

A supply chain problem for fresh food and beverage packaging manufacturers has led to a shortage of half-pint milk cartons for dairies.

The carton shortage affects milk served in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and prisons.  Officials across the country are preparing for the shortage with backup plans that range from limiting milk choices to skipping milk offerings altogether.


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Retail Inventory Levels: Stabilized In Time for the Holidays

Retailers over the last few years can relate to the fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Over the past few years, retail companies such as Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Abercrombie & Fitch battled inventory levels that were too low, too high, and now (hopefully) just right.

They faced multiple years of lower inventory levels driven by pandemic challenges including reduced production, port congestion, driver shortages, and labor constraints.

Those low-inventory years were followed by higher inventory levels due to reduced […]

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