Should You, and Can You, Brexit-Proof Your Supply Chain?

May 3, 2018

We are, of course, still hearing a great deal of concern about Brexit and supply chain. This leads us to consider what we can be doing to Brexit-proof our business and supply chain. However, should we? If so, how? It comes down to knowing your supply chain’s strengths and weaknesses. Fundamentally Brexit is a change. With change comes opportunity. Knowing your business strengths and weaknesses equips you to capitalise on the changes ahead, quickly and profitably. Agility alone can become your greatest strength. Read more

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

February 6, 2018

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

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

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

The Future of Supply Chains – How the Past and Present Have Shaped Their Development

March 31, 2017

Supply chains in 2017 have rapidly evolved from the supply chains of twenty, or even ten, years ago. Does this mean that today’s supply chains will be antiquated entities compared to supply chains just ten years from now? Is the speed of change for supply chains here to stay? Or have we seen the biggest developmental leaps, and now things are bedding down once more? Read more