My Supplier Said to Me: We Don’t Do EDI

Man yelling into phone about EDI

On the first (work) day of Christmas, my supplier said to me: ‘um, well… we don’t really do EDI.’ This, of course, is not the first time you’ve heard this, and it won’t be the last. Whether you’re dealing with a new supplier or a new mandate, ‘we can’t do that’ are four words that […]

Globalization, COVID-19, and Supply Chain Disruption

International shipping doc with cargo ships for a globalized supply chain

The topic of globalization can be extremely emotionally charged. It is often a discussion that takes places along clearly defined political party lines. There is a temptation here to throw personal attacks and engage in group think, neither of which are helpful. What we need is to have an honest conversation about strategic supply chain management as we move forward from COVID-19 in the business world.