Supply Chain Hacking – What’s Your Weakest Link?

January 3, 2017

You’re only as strong as your weakest link, and modern day supply chains have a myriad of hidden entrances throughout the chain where hackers can gain access and cause havoc. Ensuring that your supply chain doesn’t get hacked needs to be a strategic priority for all supply chain managers. Read more

Supply Chain Management in 2017: Key Considerations

January 1, 2017

The landscape of Supply Change Management has undergone a seismic change over the last few years, and the pace of change doesn’t look to be letting up any time soon. Keeping apace of the changes in Supply Change Management will be key for successful supply chains in 2017 and beyond. Here are some key considerations for Supply Chain Management in 2017. Read more

5 Truths of Supplier Relationships in the Supply Chain

December 19, 2016

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) has firmly become an area of interest for those looking to improve their supply chain management, but what are the truths relating to this all-important relationship? How can the relationship with suppliers be improved to benefit the whole supply chain? Read more

Outsourcing Logistics – 5 Key Points to Consider

December 2, 2016

Outsourcing logistics operations is an upward trend in the UK, with the UK Logistics sector now seeing revenues of £55bn per year. If you are one of the many companies that are considering outsourcing their logistics operations to a 3rd party logistics provider (3PL), or retendering their existing outsourced operations, here are five key points that you should consider. Read more

10 Questions: How Effective is Your Inventory Management?

December 1, 2016

Inventory is a necessity in many businesses to enable service performance, but it is also one of the most significant investments many businesses make. Consequently, inventory must be managed effectively. Here we pose 10 questions that you should ask to determine how effective your inventory management really is. Read more

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