Supply chain, logistics and tech content round-up

By Sean Ashcroft
Maresk profits monstrously big, McKinsey warning on inflation and top risk-management strategies - it's been another busy week for supply chain

News analysis: Maersk profits are like a country's GDP

As well as spreading death and endless disruption, the pandemic has also spread a little some love. Mostly to shipping companies. Danish shipping giant Maersk has upgraded its full-year guidance, and now expects to report 2022 Q4 earnings of $19.8bn.

News analysis: Chaos is the new normal for supply chain

Supply chains are global, and the world is shrinking, meaning a shock to one part is a shock to the whole. And the shocks to supply just keep coming.

McKinsey warns firms on supply-driven price hikes

Businesses that pass on inflationary pressures to customers risk damaging their brand, a McKinsey report says, with companies instead advised to negotiate with suppliers and deploy risk management strategies.

Top 10: Supply chain risk management strategies

You can have the greatest strategy and the greatest technology but without the right investment in people development it will not yield the benefits you seek. Invest as heavily in talent as well as in the tools to support them in their roles.

Company Profile: Henkel - a firm that straddles history

Henkel is a business that spans centuries, and its values of its founder, Fritz Henkel, are still evident today. The German chemical and consumer goods company employs around 53,000 people but it began life in 1874, as the brainchild of a merchant who had a science obsession.

EY CEO survey shows firms 'are resetting risk radars'

An EY survey shows how top CEOs are resetting their risk radar, with supply chain disruption - and the price increases this has caused - being one of the most powerful factors in this.

China lockdowns bad news for supply recovery, says expert

Supply chain disruptions are being magnified by China’s zero-Covid policy in the run-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics, a leading economist says.7

Suppeco, Core UK, Capgemini recruit supply and tech experts

Suppeco, Core UK, Capgemini and NATO procurement body unveil key appointments in digital transformation, procurement, supply chain and sustainability.



Featured Articles

Manage risk around extreme weather threat to supply chain

Bindiya Vakil, CEO of risk management specialist Resilinc, on the importance of managing supply chain risk around disruption from extreme weather events

Feast-or-famine food supply chains need global solutions

Global food supply chains are complex and prone to disruption, waste and political manipulation. Skyler Chi of Exiger explores solutions to these issues

EcoVadis: Firms 'overrun by new supply chain ESG laws'

EcoVadis Carbon Solution Manager Julia Salant warns that organisations are struggling to keep pace with new and evolving ESG laws and regulations

Smart manufacturing helping auto OEMs handle supply woes


Supply chain disruption 'likely to outpace resilience' - BCG

Digital Supply Chain

Flex among 330 firms given A-list CDP sustainability status