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

August 23, 2019

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

Is Logistics Planning the Most Complex Task in Supply Chain?

February 9, 2018

Logistics planning is the supply chain equivalent of conducting an orchestra – trying to unify a multitude of moving parts and people to deliver in time. The only difference is, for an orchestra who gets it right, there’ll be a standing ovation; for the logistics planner that gets it right, there’ll just be silence. Get it wrong and there will be anything but silence. In this article, we look at why logistics planning is possibly the most complex task in supply chain management. Read more

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