Maximising Efficiency and Visibility Using the Supply Chain

July 16, 2017

Supply chains have immense power over a business, whilst also serving it. The supply chain has the ability to make the business a success, but events in the supply chain also have the ability to do immense damage. In fact, if you look closely at some of today’s big ‘winners’ such as Amazon, Walmart, Samsung and Apple, they all have something in common: a first-class supply chain. Effectiveness in the supply chain drives business. Read more

How Proactive is Your Supply Chain?

July 10, 2017

The margins for success in the supply chain management are being increasingly tightened. In order to succeed you need to optimise every facet of your business from quality and lead time, to cost and delivery. Optimisation can only occur with a proactive approach to each and every element. Read more

What Factors Have the Most Effect on Your End-to-End Supply Chain?

July 7, 2017

Supply chains are never static – they are constantly evolving and changing. This happens on the micro-level with the individual order, but also on the macro-level where huge industry shifts affect everyone. In fact, in the end-to-end supply chain, we’ve been undergoing some of the biggest changes ever, mostly fuelled by technological advances, and that landscape is still changing. Read more

Supply Chain Network Design – Linking Strategy to Operational Efficiency

June 22, 2017

By looking at the supply chain’s network design, with a holistic view of all facets, it is possible to bring about improvements which will ultimately improve operational efficiency and reduce costs. Thoroughly evaluating network design, within the framework of the business strategy, can help to avoid disconnects between strategy, tactics and operations and help to deliver a responsive and efficient supply chain. Read more

Warehouse Location – How Do You Decide Where to Locate a Warehouse?

June 20, 2017

Optimal geographical positioning of a warehouse or distribution centre is the single most important logistics network decision. The positioning of single, or multiple, warehouse facilities and the allocation of customer demand to those facilities will have a long-term impact on transport cost, inventory cost and service levels. Read more