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Quarterly Catch-Up: A Dive into Supply Chain Trends

I hope your new year has started wonderfully. I know mine has.

This will be my first newsletter in two years, and you might be asking what I’ve been up to.

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Strong Relationships and Proactive Strategies Are Key to Successful Navigation of Supply Chain Disruption

CLAREMONT, CA— Ongoing supply chain volatility and disruption are creating major challenges for manufacturers, distributors, construction firms and retail groups. The strength of your customer and supplier partnerships is critical to successfully weathering the storm and thriving with high levels of disruption, according to The Society for the Advancement of Consulting® (SAC) Supply Chain SIG. Proactive prioritization and allocation of products and services will create customer loyalty and enable profitable growth.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has taught organizations how to conquer any global supply chain disruption,” says Art Koch, President of Arthur Koch Management Consulting, LLC, based in Miami, FL. “As the world exits the COVID-19 pandemic, we encounter localized hot spots that disrupt supply chains.

“Diligent, insightful supply chain leaders are transforming their supply chains to be more flexible, responsive, and predictable,” Koch notes. “It’s all about increasing supply chain velocity with reduced lead-times by near-shoring, on-shoring, and in-sourcing. An additional strategy is to partner with suppliers that have dual manufacturing capabilities. These tactics give supply chains added resilience during global, regionalized, or localized disruption. Hence, greater flexibility and responsiveness.”

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In Crisis – America’s Industrial Leadership

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Tips
In Crisis – America’s Industrial Leadership
Volume 4 | Number 9 | September 2021

Too many executives in corporate leadership misread the substantial risk they were putting their customers and businesses in by moving overseas. We’re also seeing Gen X and Millennials leaving employers in record numbers.

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America’s Industrial Leadership is In Crisis

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Tips
In Crisis – America’s Industrial Leadership
Volume 4 | Number 9 | September 2021

Too many executives in corporate leadership misread the substantial risk they were putting their customers and businesses in by moving overseas.

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Wuhan’s Butterfly Effect on Supply Chains

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Tips
Wuhan’s Butterfly Effect on Supply Chains
Volume 4 | Number 8 | August 2021

It’s quickly approaching two years, November 2019, when the COVID-19 was circulating in the area of Wuhan, China infecting the first cluster of humans. Since the first reported outbreak of COVID-19, a lot has happed around the world. However, that first cough or sneeze is likely the cause of the current global supply chain disruptions.

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The Jiggy Jaguar Podcast

I was interviewed for The Jiggy Jaguar podcast discussing Inflation – Is It Transitory or a Longer Term Challenge? 

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Market Report: Delta Variant’s Impact on Global Economic Recovery

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Market Report
Volume 1 | Number 2 | August 2021

When the Delta variant became the dominant strain of Covid-19 in India and the U.K. earlier this year, Americans had little idea what future impacts would be to the continental U.S. in the coming months.

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Wuhan’s Butterfly Effect on Supply Chains

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Tips
Wuhan’s Butterfly Effect on Supply Chains
Volume 4 | Number 8 | August 2021

It’s quickly approaching two years, November 2019, when the COVID-19 was circulating in the area of Wuhan, China infecting the first cluster of humans. Since the first reported outbreak of COVID-19, a lot has happed around the world. However, that first cough or sneeze is likely the cause of the current global supply chain disruptions.

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Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Market Report – The Delta Variant’s Impact on Global Economic Recovery

By the spring of this year, Americans were optimistic about returning to everyday life after more than a year of shutdowns from the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, the Covid-19 virus threw us a curve mutating into a more virulent but less deadly Delta variant.

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Avoiding Supply Chain Disruptions

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Series
Volume 4 | Number 7 | August 2021

A colleague recently joined a new company as their CEO. During the first few weeks on the job and working through the due diligence of the current situation, there was a quick realization of the current state of disruptions engulfing their worldwide supply chains and the potential impact on current profits.

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