Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q2 2022)

It’s halftime.

Unlike the Super Bowl, there are no funny commercials or halftime shows to keep us entertained. Chances are the first half of 2022 didn’t go exactly as planned, just like in 2020 and 2021. So, the question now in the supply chain locker room is, what adjustments do you need to make to finish the second half of the year strong?

Do you need to revisit your transportation strategy and contracts? Adjust your inventory management policies? Find new suppliers? Fire some customers? Reduce the number of SKUs you offer? Revamp your employee hiring, training, and retention programs? Outsource more functions to third parties (or maybe bring outsourced operations back in-house)? 

Do you need a vacation? 

I’m guessing you do, even if you just came back from one like me.

In this industry, the clock keeps ticking and there are no timeouts. You just gotta keep playing smart and hard, day after day. If you’re looking for a game plan for the second half of 2022 (and beyond), I offered some suggestions back in January in “How To Sleep In A Supply Chain Storm.”

The Quarter in Review

In case you missed them the first time around or want to read/view them again, check out the top posts and new episodes from the second quarter of 2022. After reading/watching them, share this post with your colleagues and social media followers, then post a comment and share your perspective on these topics!

Top Posts

  1. Supply Chain Visibility: A Product or Feature?
  2. Heading Toward a Freight Recession?
  3. Manhattan Momentum 2022: Assemble Agents of Change
  4. There’s No Supply Chain Visibility Silver Bullet
  5. I Was Crushed. Again.
  6. Supply Chain’s Most Profitable Four-Letter Word: Data
  7. Top 7 Logistics & Transportation Management Capabilities That Drive Sustainability
  8. Why Implement a Yard Management System?
  9. Going Beyond the TMS Status Quo
  10. How Unified Are Your Logistics Processes?

New Episodes

Indago Research Reports

This quarter we completed eight research surveys and year-to-date we have donated a total of $1,500 to JDRF, American Logistics Aid Network, American Cancer Society, Feeding America, and Make-A-Wish. 

  • Virtual Digital Assistants in Supply Chain Software (June 2022): How would you characterize the user experience of your supply chain and logistics software applications? How interested would you be in using a virtual digital assistant as a user interface for your supply chain and logistics applications?
  • Supply Chain Managers Burning Out? (June 2022): What do you believe is the bigger driving force behind this trend, burnout or better opportunities elsewhere? What factors do you believe contribute the most to burnout? 
  • “Friend-Shoring” Global Supply Chains (May 2022): Is your company looking to take a ‘friend-shoring’ approach to your global supply chain? What is the biggest challenge?
  • Responding To High Fuel Prices (May 2022): Is your organization concerned about high fuel prices? What actions, if any, are you taking to mitigate the impact?
  • Risk of West Coast Ports Strike (May 2022): How concerned are you about a potential strike or work slowdown at the West Coast ports this summer? How disruptive would a work slowdown or strike at the West Coast ports be for your supply chain?
  • Time to Rethink Supply Chain Practices (April 2022): Do you believe the time has come to rethink or refine the following supply chain practices?
  • Heading Toward A Freight Recession? (April 2022): How would you characterize the current truck transportation market? Do you believe a freight recession is imminent?
  • Revisiting Supply Chain Resilience (April 2022):  In response to the disruptions and challenges of the past two years, is making your supply chain more resilient a priority at your company today?

If you’re a supply chain or logistics practitioner from a manufacturing, retail, or distribution company, and you want to learn from your peers, I encourage you to learn more about Indago and join our research community. It is confidential, there is no cost to join and the time commitment is minimal (2-4 minutes per week) — plus your participation will help support charitable causes that need our help today more than ever.

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