What’s On the Horizon for Supply Chains in 2018?

December 13, 2017

The world of supply chain management is continuing it’s rapid development, with AI and digitisation now deployed in many large organisations and starting to scale for small and medium sized companies. As we approach the end of the year, what’s on the horizon for supply chains in 2018? What are the constants that will continue afoot, what lessons have we learned, and what trends will be developing as we head in to the new year? Read more

Maximising Efficiency and Visibility Using the Supply Chain

July 16, 2017

Supply chains have immense power over a business, whilst also serving it. The supply chain has the ability to make the business a success, but events in the supply chain also have the ability to do immense damage. In fact, if you look closely at some of today’s big ‘winners’ such as Amazon, Walmart, Samsung and Apple, they all have something in common: a first-class supply chain. Effectiveness in the supply chain drives business. Read more

What Factors Have the Most Effect on Your End-to-End Supply Chain?

July 7, 2017

Supply chains are never static – they are constantly evolving and changing. This happens on the micro-level with the individual order, but also on the macro-level where huge industry shifts affect everyone. In fact, in the end-to-end supply chain, we’ve been undergoing some of the biggest changes ever, mostly fuelled by technological advances, and that landscape is still changing. 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

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

How the Internet of Things is Affecting the Supply Chain

May 7, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed from an idealistic ‘maybe’ to a snowballing reality. Supply chains stand to be, and are being, radically changed as a result. However, the IoT isn’t arriving in a one large hit, it’s happening gradually. At the moment businesses and individuals are in an experimental phase about how to use the IoT to their advantage – everyone is still learning, and technology is still advancing. However, we are at the point where we’ve seen enough to be able to start predicting what the Internet of Things will mean for the future in supply chains. Read more