Current Buzzwords in Supply Chain Management

November 15, 2017

You can’t move in the supply chain without being jostled from buzzword to buzz phrase. The supply chain management sector are pros at giving concepts an easily recognisable name, even better if it can be shortened to an acronym. But which of these buzzwords are important, and crucial to the future of supply chain management, and which are more hype than substance? Read more

Taming the Supply Chain Beast

October 20, 2017

An effective supply chain is utterly integral to the overall success of a business. However, what we frequently see is the supply chain being boss, simply by being such an unwieldy beast. Instead of working for your business, you have become the feeders of this out of control beast. It shouldn’t be like that. Tables should be turned. The supply chain should be streamlined and effective so that it works for you, and copes with the modern demands of 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

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