Cyber Supply Chain Risk Examined

December 1, 2018

International supply chains are becoming increasingly complex over time. A consequence of this is that it becomes increasingly difficult to spot vulnerabilities and risk in a timely manner. This most notably applies to cyber risk, which increases as complexity does, worsened perhaps by our desire to use technology to mitigate the very complexity that is at the root of its need. Read more

Rules for Ensuring Adaptability in Supply Chain Planning

November 27, 2018

The supply chain is no stranger to change. In fact, we are so used to being chameleons, adapting to the latest innovation or problem, that it is very much part of what we do. Businesses, which stand the test of time, do so precisely because of their skill at adapting to face the latest challenges, and indeed thrive from them. Read more

Smart Warehousing and the Role of the IoT

November 17, 2018

Customer expectations are shifting perhaps more regularly that 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 in to 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