SCBP Week of 6-4-2020

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Your Weekly Inspiration For June 1

Time to Get Smart About Your Data

Is your supply chain your biggest headache right now? If so, you might want to check out these five fast pieces of advice.

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Why We Should Work Hard on Our Soft Skills

Procurement is more than numbers and spreadsheets. It's about people, too, and that’s why the role of emotional intelligence is increasingly emphasized.

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Asian Manufacturing Supply Chain Recovery Varies Among Countries

Manufacturers and their supply chains in Asia are showing signs of recovery, but the rate of recovery varies by industry and country. Here are steps some are taking to get them through this crisis. 

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By the Numbers


That's the percentage of businesses worldwide that are challenged by material shortages due to COVID-19, according to the "McKinsey COVID-19: Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Pulse Survey." Fallen demand was the second-greatest challenge for them.

Today's Quote/Unquote:

"There will be a day when we have new options for transporting cargo across Earth over long distances, measured in minutes instead of hours. We want to enable that future through these partnerships."

Mark Wiese, logistics manager for NASA's Gateway Program, discussing his organization's work with the private sector.

Inspiring Organization

NASA is Developing a Supply Chain to the Moon … and Beyond

“Last-mile” delivery is a thorny problem for any shipper. But what if your “last mile” is actually 238,900 miles? And what if failure, as they say in the movies, is not an option?

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Smart Thinking

How to Keep Projects Moving During Supply Chain Disruptions

Disruptions have created a renewed focus on potential increased costs and backlogs that will impact the scope of construction work, both in profitability and completion times.

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Worth Watching

Supply Chains Adapt to Meet COVID-19 Needs

Yahoo Finance discusses the current state of consumer demand with Jim Hannan, Koch Industries EVP and Enterprises CEO. 

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