Cross-functional expertise in supply chain planning, finance, analytics, logistics, training, international trade, and customs.

Discovering the Business of the Ocean

We share on the new wave of disruption in the maritime industry.

2 Weeks in Quarantine

Catherine shares what post-travel quarantine looks like in our new normal.

Returning to Vietnam During the Pandemic

Meet Catherine. We take a look behind her journey home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The World’s (Still) Gone Crazy—COVID19 and Supply Chain

In our latest post, Jay explores the latest industry shifts, how organizations across the globe are responding, and best practices your business can use to keep pace with disruption.

How We Can Help

The Fortenberry Group, led by Jay Fortenberry, is a team of cross-functional experts specializing in supply chain planning & execution, finance, inventory optimization, analytics, logistics and international trade and customs. The Fortenberry Group works closely with public and private international companies to improve efficiencies, maximize operating cash flow and compete in an ever-changing global economy.

With decades of time-tested experiences, The Fortenberry Group’s in-depth process uncovers hidden costs and expenses.

Regardless of a company’s roster, the Fortenberry team has highly-specialized expertise that is unique in the marketplace.

Our results are sustainable and do not require an upfront investment, expensive software, added headcount, or any disruption to the business.

Optimizing the Supply Chain

Optimizing the Supply Chain is an essential book to help readers understand the dynamics of how a global business operates. Chapter by chapter, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of the core concepts of people, process, and tools and how a supply chain could operate in today’s complex world.

Meet the Fortenberry Team

With a proficiency of Vietnamese culture and trade policies, Kim Oanh Vu is known for her command of crisis communications and business administration management and partnering with global businesses for results.

From the Fortenberry Blog

Discovering the Business of the Ocean

Last November, a colleague introduced me to a group of Australian entrepreneurs going deep on how supply chains operate. I love the topic, and it seemed like a great opportunity to mentor small business leaders, so we started a conversation.

2 Weeks in Quarantine

We were asked to complete an online Health Declaration Form to help confirm whether we had COVID-19 symptoms, traveled to other countries, or had contact with other people while abroad. When the form was completed, a code appeared on the screen. Before we arrived at the luggage area, we shared […]

Arrival: Returning to Vietnam During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the death toll caused by Covid-19 in the UK rose gradually and soon reached a staggering 45.000, I thought of booking a ticket to fly back home. Flights during this uncertain time were indeed extremely rare. I had missed the 17/3 flight and the 14/4 flight before, so I […]

This Week in COVID19 and Supply Chain

This week, we’re looking again at how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the global economy. Next time, we’ll explore how supply chain leaders are managing it.  Let’s look at some numbers first: Marine Tensions between container lines, U.S. importers, and forwarders are building with tight capacities and a surge in […]

The Fortenberry Group Case Studies

Inventory and the P&L: Mapping the Supply Chain

In 2011, the business leaders in Brazil complained that they were having difficulties selling product in the region.

The high cost of doing business was a direct result of failures in the supply chain. Initial observations noted that long lead times, missing shipments and the 3PL’s total indifference towards corrective action were all contributing to the problem.

Additionally, it was further determined that the factories in China, Germany, Mexico and the U.S. were completely unqualified and unaware of the intricacies of shipping product to Brazil.

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