Supply Chain Visibility – What It Is and How It’s Achieved

August 23, 2019

The business world is becoming more data-driven as companies recognise the benefits of using real-time data to accurately run their operations.

Within the supply chain profession, you may have noticed that the term ‘supply chain visibility’ is increasingly being put forward as a key factor in running and managing successful supply chains and logistics operations.

But what is meant by supply chain visibility and why is it coming into greater prominence? Read more

Smart Warehousing and the Role of the IoT

November 17, 2018

Customer expectations are shifting perhaps more regularly than at any other time in the history of supply chains. Technology fuels this. Businesses haven’t got any choice but to rise to the challenge and work out how they can meet customer expectations in a way that still enables them to thrive and grow. This means matching the availability of technology and its affordability with customer expectations, particularly in the arena of warehousing. Read more

Achieving Scalability in Blockchain within Supply Chains

November 7, 2018

There’s a bit of a conundrum when it comes to scaling blockchain in supply chains. How can we scale its use without jeopardising either efficiency or security? After all, blockchain success is dependent on its ability to scale and grow.  The network must be able to adapt, flex and expand in how it is used without compromising the starting-point level of security and performance. Read more

Are Supply Chain Personnel Really Safe from Automation?

November 2, 2018

A question that has been skirting around the industry over recent years is: ‘are supply chain professionals really safe from automation?’ Is the constant flow of news that supply chain jobs are safe from robots really true, or is it an echo chamber of what we want to believe? Has anyone been strong enough to really look into this, without an agenda of fear? Read more

Advances in Supply Chain Software and How it Will Shape the Future

October 15, 2018

Technology has always been the bridge over the gap in how our processes work, and how they could work. Giant strides in technological advancement, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, are enabling our supply chains to embrace the future. It is enabling our businesses to become more efficient and more profitable, through smarter working. Read more

Is Smart Warehousing the Smart Choice?

October 1, 2018

The average media consumer is now highly aware of smart warehousing technology thanks to the likes of Amazon and Ocado. The media has succeeded in making a typically dull topic – warehousing – something exciting and intriguing. Who isn’t intrigued by the futuristic ideas of robots and drones, working in blissful harmony to deliver our goods speedily from A to B? This futuristic smart warehouse, with tracking and gizmos, is a million miles away from the classic warehouse format of shelves upon shelves complete with a fleet of forklift trucks. Read more