Are Supply Chain Personnel Really Safe from Automation?

November 2, 2018

A question that has been skirting around the industry over recent years is: ‘are supply chain professionals really safe from automation?’ Is the constant flow of news that supply chain jobs are safe from robots really true, or is it an echo chamber of what we want to believe? Has anyone been strong enough to really look into this, without an agenda of fear? Read more

Is Your Supply Chain Tariff-Proof?

September 24, 2018

Globally, we’ve been experiencing far-reaching tariff changes precipitated in the US – and with Brexit on the horizon that won’t be changing any time soon. The ripples of one tariff change resulting in another are inevitable, as countries and marketplaces respond and retaliate. When tariff changes happen, there is a long ‘shaking down’ period of adjustment. However, what the world experiencing now is being described more as a tariff ‘war’. Read more

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for GDPR?

March 16, 2018

On May 25th this year, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws come into effect. GDPR will replace the current Data Protection Act 1988 and the new regulation places greater emphasis on data privacy. Even though this legislation is controlled by the European Union, the UK government has confirmed that it will be transposed into UK law as part of the Brexit process. Furthermore, it is unlikely to be amended by the UK as it will be a key requirement for any companies trading with the European Union. 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

The Digital Supply Chain

June 1, 2017

It would have been impossible for anyone to fully predict the impact of digitalisation on the supply chain. However, the digital supply chain is here to stay, and it is the difference between success with growth versus stagnation and business loss. The customer or consumer now has the power, and it is digitalisation that makes it possible for the supply chain to respond. Read more