What is Blockchain and How Will It Impact Supply Chains?

February 2, 2018

Currently, there is a lot of talk about Blockchain technology. Blockchain technology has been driven by the financial services industry to provide a practical algorithm, designed for cryptocurrency, that drives a distributed data structure in relation to electronic cash movements. Blockchain has been invented to replace the administrative role of a central bank and the technology can, therefore, be used as a repository and distributor of virtual money. That’s its use for financial services, but how will it impact supply chains? Read more

How the Internet of Things Will Make Manufacturing Smarter

June 8, 2017

Even just two years ago, it was hard to imagine how the Internet of Things would completely transform so much of the supply chain. However, the industry is radically changing. Indeed, this change is so enormous, so radical that it’s even being coined ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. This term embraces the concept that the Internet of Things, is so all-invasive to industry, and happening with such immense speed, that it literally is at revolutionary levels. Read more

Technology that is Driving End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

June 6, 2017

The need for end-to-end supply chain visibility and an increased focus on demand-driven manufacturing is a prerequisite of any modern supply chain. Synchrono, a specialist in Demand-Driven Manufacturing Software, has recently published a white paper entitled ‘End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility Technology’. This is a powerful and revealing document highly pertinent to modern supply chains. Read more

The Digital Supply Chain

June 1, 2017

It would have been impossible for anyone to fully predict the impact of digitalisation on the supply chain. However, the digital supply chain is here to stay, and it is the difference between success with growth versus stagnation and business loss. The customer or consumer now has the power, and it is digitalisation that makes it possible for the supply chain to respond. Read more

New Approaches to Supply Chain Visibility

May 2, 2017

The landscape of supply chain visibility has undergone seismic shifts and as such new approaches to supply chain visibility are needed in order to ensure adequate decision making, ensure competitiveness, and enable the supply chain to respond to change. Of course, supply chain visibility is also essential for boosting the bottom line and making a supply chain business financially lucrative. Read more