October 05, 2021

Oct 5, 2021

Boy oh boy…can you feel it? There’s a significant amount of pressure on worldwide supply chains, from clogged international ports all the way down to local business labor shortages – logistics professionals are starting to whisper about what should not be named. Peak Season.

Peak season is here! Our September internet finds were centered on early preparation for peak retail season in November and December. With so much pressure on the supply chain, how will carriers and shippers work together to overcome the odds and deliver a memorable peak season this year?

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Beyond the Pandemic: Mitigating Supply Chain Risk and Disruption // Advancing Health Care through Supply Chain Excellence

Great insight provided by AHRMM’s Senior Director of Supply Chain and Penn State Health’s SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer on the healthcare supply chain beyond the pandemic.

 

Amazon’s Answer to Delivery Driver Shortage: Recruit Pot Smokers // Supply Chain Brain

To address their delivery driver shortage, Amazon is prominently advertising that they won’t screen applicants for marijuana. What other changes in the recruiting efforts are being promoted to gain the drivers that are needed?

 

Supply chain managers ramp up hiring, raise wages ahead of peak // Supply Chain Dive

Hiring ramps up to meet peak season demands.

 

What Rising Inflation Means for the Healthcare Supply Chain // Premier Inc

Inflation and the supply chain backlogs—how it effects healthcare.

 

4 Ways to Prepare for Peak Season 2021 // USPack

Are you ready for #PeakSeason 2021? With the global supply chain strained like never before, Peak 2021 is a time differentiate yourself from competitors and deliver on customer expectations. Here are 4 ways we think you can prepare to be successful this Peak Season.

 

How Supply Chain Operations Can Be A Lever For Growth // Supply & Demand Chain Executive

“…supply chain risk is linked directly to business risk, but there is opportunity for business leaders to also associate supply chain value with business value.”

 

Handle with White Gloves // Inbound Logistics

White glove deliveries services are gaining traction as consumers purchase more big & bulky items online.

 

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4 Ways to Prepare for Peak Season 2021

4 Ways to Prepare for Peak Season 2021

The chaos of retail peak season can be a beautiful mix of adrenaline and pressure, as holiday anticipation is in the air. But as the ripple effects of COVID-19 continue to linger in the retail industry, it is safe to assume that this year’s peak season will present...

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