On-Demand Webinar Event

Strategic Resilience: Supply Chain Strategies for 2024

Available on March 12, 2024 at 11:00am CST

Join us in our Supply Chain Webinar as we embark on a detailed exploration of the manufacturing and distribution landscape, unraveling the challenges of 2023 and spotlighting the strategic themes that will define 2024. Delve into the complexities of the post-challenges era, examining the aftermath of depleted inventories and addressing crucial questions about cash flow optimization and inventory alignment. Gain insights into the pivotal role of forecast accuracy in navigating this ever-evolving landscape.

Transition into 2024 and navigate the intricate waters of the Red Sea and Panama Canal, where reduced inventory intensifies pressure on lead times. Embrace a strategic approach to sales history, fostering collaborative efforts to ensure precise execution. Join us as we dissect the logistical puzzle of redirecting shipments via rail and trucking, with a particular focus on the challenges presented by the Panama Canal. Learn about the significance of strategic maneuvers, buffer management, and the judicious use of air freight in maintaining optimal customer service.

In our future-gazing segment, adopt the mantra of daily reassessment as we strategically plan for the unknown. While labor issues for truck drivers subside, port congestion remains a persistent challenge that requires innovative solutions. Witness the shift of U.S. manufactured goods to center stage, navigating the delicate dance of deleveraging amidst increased costs, and gain valuable insights into untangling from global complexities.

Explore the transformative role of digital solutions in overcoming supply chain challenges. From optimizing inventory management to real-time logistics orchestration, our journey into the digital realm promises actionable insights and strategic solutions for a resilient and efficient supply chain in 2024.

Key Takeaways:

  • Effective Inventory Strategies: Explore cash flow optimization, inventory alignment, and the significance of forecast accuracy in the aftermath of depleted inventories.
  • Logistical Precision: Navigate the complexities of redirecting shipments via rail and trucking, unravel the Panama Canal puzzle, and implement strategic maneuvers, buffer management, and air freight for optimal customer service.
  • Agile Future Planning: Embrace daily reassessment for strategic planning, tackle labor issues, address persistent port congestion challenges, and navigate the intricate dance of U.S. manufactured goods on the global stage.
  • Digital Solutions for Resilience: Examine the transformative impact of digital solutions, from inventory management optimization to real-time logistics orchestration, providing actionable insights for a resilient 2024 supply chain.


Brian Armstrong

IA Advisory, Manufacturing and Distribution at Ashling Partners



Steve Lockwood

Director, Inventory Planning at ASC Engineered Solutions