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

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 Latest Trends in Supply Chain Management

May 2, 2017

We all know that supply chains are in a constant state of flux. They have undergone, and continue to undergo, massive change. For example, not that long ago relationship management and financial management weren’t paramount tasks of supply chain managers. Now, if a supply chain manager doesn’t focus on every relationship in the chain, as well as take responsibility for financial management, they simply aren’t doing their job. Read more

Improving Customer Service in Consumer Supply Chains

March 23, 2017

Not that long ago, supply chains merely had to contend with retailers, and it was the retailers job to deal with the consumer. This model doesn’t exist in the same way anymore, and increasingly, supply chains are businesses to consumer. As such, improving customer service is pivotal to supply chains success. Read more

What Disrupts the Supply Chain?

March 1, 2017

Those responsible for supply chain management are well-versed in preparing for disruption if they want to maintain efficiency and weather the storms that affect a global industry. Typically attention has focused on Asia as being the hotbed for disruption, but a recently published report by Resilinc reveals that North America has overtaken Asia for disruption events in supply chains. Read more

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