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

Get Ready For Logistics Disruption in 2018 and Beyond

May 5, 2017

From warehouse robots and delivery drones to anticipatory logistics, the logistics sector is in a period of rapid, major transformation. With the expanding potential of disruptive technologies and new players in the market challenging the status quo, the future supply chain will look very different to today. Businesses, and their logistics partners, must learn to adapt swiftly and get ready for logistics disruption in 2018 and beyond. Read more