During difficult economic times the “Success Gurus” come crawling out of the woodwork to share all the secrets anyone wants to pay for. But I see that the secret of success is pretty basic, and revolves around simply showing up.
A recent Politico article on developing a vaccine against the Coronavirus highlights the complexity of supply chains. Developing the vaccine is only part of the battle – the rest is getting that vaccine to the patients.
There’s been any number of articles lately about essential workers. This pandemic, with the related nearly-global lock-down of “non-essential personnel” should cause us to rethink our assumptions on labor.
This article briefly describes the twelve elements of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) as currently recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). As the DoD and industry move towards a product-based support strategy, these elements are increasingly referred to as Integrated Product Support (IPS).
In commerce, supply chain management (SCM), the management of the flow of goods and services, involves the movement and storage of raw materials, of work-in-process inventory, and of finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.