Supply Chain Management Journal 2021 Volume 12 Number 1

Supply Chain Management Journal
2021
Volume 12
Number 1


PAPERS


The Ripple Effect of COVID-19 on the 2021 Global Supply Chain

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Ed Lindoo, Ph. D.
email: elindoo@regis.edu
Regis University
Denver, USA

Supply chains have a long history of resiliency, mostly with minor issues. The pandemic of 2020-21 and a series of other events during 2021 have opened the eyes of many supply chain managers, to the point where they are rethinking their supply chains. It started in early 2020 with COVID shutting down factories and shipping organizations worldwide. We saw, for example, issues with active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) used to make drugs in the United States, finding that over 80% come from China and India and 97 percent of all antibiotics in the United States come from China. With this shut down for a period of time in 2020, the US came close to disaster in the drug industry. But 2021 saw even more problems with the ship Even Given stuck in the Suez Canal for over a week,
blocking all ship traffic and causing major supply chain disruptions around the world. And now, in late 2021 with the rise of the Delta variant, ports world-wide are having issues importing and exporting, mostly because they can’t get enough workers to handle the load. As of this writing, the southern ports of California, Los Angeles and Long Beach have 88 ships waiting offshore to unload. In contrast, prior to 2020 there would be one ship at most waiting offshore. And now, Costco and Home Depot have made dramatic changes in their supply chain, renting multiple cargo ships to have tighter control over the goods they import from China. With all of these issues and more, this paper provides and in-depth look at what is happening to world-wide shipping today.

COVID-19, Supply-chain management, Ship Backlog, Dynamic capabilities, Sustainability, Environmental uncertainty, Suez Canal, Ever Given, Delta variant, Supply chain capabilities


The main directions of transport digitalization as a business ecosystem

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Olga Kol
email: kol.o@unecon.ru
Saint-Petersburg State Economic University

Aleksandr Dmitriev
email: dmitriev.a@unecon.ru
Saint-Petersburg State Economic University

The article is devoted to the study of the problems of the ecosystem organization of transport and logistics services in the context of digitalization, the efficiency of the functioning of supply chains in the context of digital transformation, the study of general issues of digitalization of transport activities and logistics management, the platform concept for the development of ecosystems of transport and logistics services. The possibilities of introducing an intelligent system for managing transport and freight flows are considered, the principles of introducing digital technologies in the management of
ecosystems of transport and logistics services are substantiated, the organizational and technological mechanism of digitalization of transport and logistics activities is investigated, the main provisions of the theory and methodology of interaction between subjects of transport and logistics services in the context of digitalization are formulated. Discusses the development of transport and logistics services based on integrated digital platforms, analyzes the Russian economy and its transport and logistics sector digitalization level, explores the features of transport and logistics systems digital transformation, substantiates
the digital platform concept for the development of transport and logistics services, suggests a digital transport logistics platforms typology and the principles of their construction, analyzes the global digital platforms application experiences, the processes of structural transformation and network convergence of regional information spaces are considered, the use of e-logistics model is substantiated as a key direction for improving cargo delivery processes from shipper to consignee, advantages and disadvantages are explored, criteria for successful partnership are being developed in terms of horizontal and vertical integration of transport and logistics organizations, identified appropriate use areas of digital logistics tools. A model of an integrated transport and logistics system based on interaction, competition, collaboration and cooperation has been formed.

digital ecosystems, transport and logistics services, digital platforms, blockchain, smart contract, unmanned vehicles, predictive analytics, big data analysis,
artificial intelligence, digitalization


The Double Pressure of Improving Supply Chain Resilience, Agility, and Adaptability, and Also of Faster Meeting Customer Service Requirements within the Accelerated E2E Digitization, Closely Integrating Supply Chain and Ecommerce

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Theodor PURCĂREA
email: theodor.purcarea@rau.ro
Romanian American University

There is an obvious impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the need for improved supply chain resilience, agility, and adaptability, and there is no doubt about the pressure of faster meeting customer service requirements within the accelerated E2E digitization, measuring resilience. Companies are challenged to enable to increase enterprise value by proactively orchestrating across the supply chain functions, and to integrate day-to-day activities so as to both bring significant savings per year, and ensure an improved quality of users’ experience. Retailers’ digital transformation also was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and retailers are making great efforts to recover from supply chain internal and external disruptions, to manage risk and resolve their speed dilemma, and improve their customers’ value proposition and experience within the omnichannel. The always-on consumers who are more empowered for readiness in new technologies are calling for a closely integration between ecommerce and supply chain, while building an Internet-based ecommerce supply chain is seen as the long-term strategic goal of the supply chain, the benefits brought by the IoT-based ecommerce supply chain optimization being more and more taken into consideration.

E2E Digitization; Supply Chain Resilience, Agility, and Adaptability; Retailers’ Digital Transformation; Always-on Consumers; Ecommerce Supply Chain Optimization


The New Experience for Consumer: Physical Internet in Retail. Case Study: New digital Channel for Consumer Engagement at ALTEX ROMANIA

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Virgil POPA


Mihai ARDELEANU

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DESIGN THINKING & INNOVATION


Increased Data Reference Sheet (DRS).Coupling of DatabasesMade Easy

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Rudy Hagedorn
email: e r.hagedorn@theconsumergoodsforum.com
Director, End-to-End Value Chain & Standards


Building Supply Chain Resilience Through Digital Transformation…

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Dr. Gerd Wolfram
email: gw@iot-icon.com