As supply chain staff become more and more influential and essential in the functioning of organizations, the need for strategy specifically designed at improving relationships with suppliers to get more output and develop stronger connections has also increased.

Supplier relationship management assesses a supplier’s capabilities. It uses different tools and tactics to determine how well they stack up against other suppliers, giving other partners in the supply chain a means to evaluate the pros and cons of working with various suppliers. …


In this week’s blog, we will talk about some changes in the supply chain industry that are occurring at this moment, what that could mean for your business, and what trends could arise in the future from these events.

Despite the clear effects of COVID-19 on the global supply chain, most companies were able to keep their supply chain sustainability goals in order. In a study done by MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics, published earlier this week, only 9% of the 2,400 people surveyed said that their supply chain sustainability goals declined between 2019 and 2020. The executives and…


Manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States, as 15,000 jobs were added this June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The United States is recuperating losses from the pandemic — almost a million and a half manufacturing jobs vanished following country-wide lockdowns in March of 2020 and demand ceased and people became ever more cautious. …


Greg Bernier, June 26, 2021

In the modern globalized economy, COVID remains a massive issue that most of the world has yet to overcome fully. It has disrupted our lives in many ways, but one of the most important disruptions has been in the form of the supply chains our economies have been built around. …


Greg Bernier, June 15, 2021

Currently, shortages of all sorts of different supplies, ranging from rare earth metals in semiconductors to the wood used to build homes, are omnipresent in the current economic climate. COVID has been claimed to cause all of these issues in our current situation, but contrary to popular belief, it is not the reason why the issues of today have been exacerbated to such an insane degree. …


By Kelsea Mann

If you have been following us here at PartRunner blogs for a while, you know that the supply-chain industry is rapidly changing. The relationship between large companies and their customers continues to shift due to a growing reliance on ecommerce (if you missed our blog on e-commerce, be sure to check it out). There are many factors which contribute to this including many new technological developments, the purchasing power of the middle class, and of course the world-altering COVID-19 pandemic we are all experiencing.


By Kelsea Mann

If you are looking to hire a contractor, especially for the first time, you might be dreading the process. Before you start this process, there are a few key things you should be looking out for. It can be a long, stressful ordeal to figure out who you should bring in to work on your home, and why, especially if you have recently moved in or relocated. …


By Kelsea Mann

Amazon.com. Warby Parker. Birchbox. Dollar Shave Club. What do all of these big names have in common? They are top examples of ecommerce businesses today. Ecommerce is changing the way we shop, and the way businesses interact with their customers. Keep reading as we breakdown what Ecommerce is, and why it’s so successful in today’s digital world.

The true beginning of ecommerce was in the early 1990s, when the online world first grew to household accessibility. By 1994, most common Americans were familiar with how to access the internet. Also at this time, many businesses began to…


By PartRunner

As longtime followers of PartRunner know, we specialize in getting your bulky items moved from A to B. The industries that access this type of service most are construction and trades. This time of year is the busiest for the construction industry, and on top of that, there are worker shortages across the country. Keep reading to learn about why these events are happening, and steps your business can take to solve them.

Summer has been shown to be the busiest time for construction and trades industries. A major concern for companies during this time is worker burnout…


In our blog last week, we focused on the rising prices of lumber amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Lumber prices are sky-high due to a rise in demand coupled with closings at sawmills across the country. This week, we’re flipping the lens from business to consumer, looking at how businesses can overcome construction logistics challenges in a time where it seems the pandemic is coming to a close.

As mentioned in our lumber prices article, closings on job sites across the country have hit the construction industry hard. Construction managers will now have to adapt their businesses to keep moving projects…

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