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

Is There a Way to Simplify Demand Forecasting?

June 7, 2017

Despite technology bringing with it improved clarity and visibility in our supply chains – through data acquisition – much of a supply chain’s understanding of supply and demand still comes down to accurate demand forecasting. How do we improve the accuracy of our forecasting? Indeed, how accurate can we expect our demand forecasting to be? 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

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

What Is Dash Ordering? A Review of Amazon Dash

October 6, 2016

Imagine a world where your consumer has the power to move from thinking they need an item, to placing an order in seconds, and it being dispatched within 30 minutes. Imagine the revolutionary power for retailers, but also for the entire supply chain. This isn’t futuristic thinking: it’s here, in the UK, with Amazon Dash. Read more