Operations Research and Excel Supply Chain Optimisation

November 30, 2016

Designing supply chains, and managing cost and service within the supply chain, is more often than not a case of solving a series of complex optimisation problems. However, thanks to Operations Research many of our supply chain optimisation problems can be answered, and thanks to Microsoft Excel the answers may be at your fingertips. Read more

The Basics of Inventory Management Explained

November 28, 2016

In this article we look at the basic requirements of an effective inventory management policy, applicable to many situations within both retail and manufacturing. We guide you through why inventory is needed, how to use inventory to protect against unknown supply chain factors, how much inventory to hold and how to reduce inventory costs. Read more

What Trump’s Win Means for Supply Chains and the UK

November 17, 2016

As the world reeled in the wake of Brexit, the world is reeling once more in the wake of Trump’s US election win. Come 2017 when Trump takes office, and the dust has settled, what will his win mean for the global supply chain? And specifically, what are the implications for the UK? Read more

Look Ahead: What You Need to Know About Supply Chains in 2017

November 16, 2016

For several years now it has been necessary to view UK supply chains as entirely integral with a wider concept of a global supply chain. In many ways, with global trade barriers at their historically low levels, free trade was booming and seemingly borderless. But what’s in store for 2017? Read more

Supply Chain Management Tips

November 9, 2016

Supply chain management is often a very scientific affair. Tactically there is always a lot of focus on analysis, modelling, scenario testing and impact assessment. Operationally, the focus is often inward looking and dealing with the day-to-day problems. Here we offer a few tips on broader supply chain issues that may sometimes be forgotten. Read more