Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing: Boost supply chain resilience

Supply chain resilience, or the ability of companies to adapt to unforeseen challenges in production and distribution, has come into the spotlight due to COVID-19. Manufacturers are under pressure to prevent and minimize disruptions, and as a result, almost 90 percent of supply chain professionals plan to invest in ways to make their supply chains … Read more

Improve Supply Chain Management Using These Seven Principles

The COVID-19 pandemic and significant weather events have caused supply chain issues that have been covered by the media to no end. Reasonable considering no one has been immune to the domino effect from the supply chain crisis. Empty grocery store shelves, incredibly long delivery times for building materials, empty car dealership lots and rising … Read more

3 advantages of composable applications to empower supply chain network innovations

Manufacturing supply chains are experiencing a post-pandemic paradigm shift. As business models evolve to solve market disruptions, such as changing or adding direct-to-consumer (D2C) to a business-to-business (B2B) model, supply chains requiring agility and innovation to build resiliency and stay ahead of trends. United States D2C e-commerce sales have more than tripled in the past … Read more


Supply chain planning involves activities in order to meet future demand in the best possible manner. It’s a forward-looking process that tries to meet supply with demand. It’s a component of the Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP) process. It’s the entire planning process, which includes: distribution, manufacturing, and procurement operations according to demand forecasts, capacity … Read more


The imbalance of supply and demand caused by Covid-19 is likely to continue as more businesses battle empty shelves, labor shortages… etc. However, developments like the increase in digital procurement and reshoring, which have heightened due to the recession, are ultimately going to benefit local and global markets. Businesses that want to overcome labor challenges … Read more