How is the Internet Transforming the Supply Chain?

January 3, 2017

The Digital Age is the new normal, and technology has wound its way in to every aspect of our lives. It’s no different for the Supply Chain. The internet is transforming the way supply chains operate, making them more efficient and seamless. The internet is revolutionising the supply chain. Read more

Planning for Natural Disasters in the Supply Chain

October 26, 2016

The key to managing the detrimental impact of natural disasters in the supply chain is not to be at the stage of asking what to do once the natural disaster has happened. To mitigate the risk from natural disasters in the supply chain it is imperative to plan for them. Here’s a few thoughts on doing just that. Read more

What are the Key Supply Chain Performance Metrics?

September 11, 2016

Ensuring an agile, adaptable and optimal supply chain doesn’t happen by accident. Every link in the chain needs to be measured for performance both individually and holistically. A supply chain which operates under the gaze of supply chain performance metrics will, undoubtedly, be more productive and thus more profitable. Read more

Which Countries have the Least Resilient Supply Chains?

August 4, 2016

The FM Global Resilience Index was developed as a tool to rank the resilience of 130 countries to supply chain disruption and vulnerability. The index looks to evaluate the factors of resilience and group them into three categories or core resilience factors – economic, risk quality and supply chain factors. Read more

What is ‘Supply Chain Best Practice’?

July 29, 2016

Supply Chain Best Practice is, at best, a very vague term. Of course it sounds very positive and after all, who doesn’t want the best? However, it’s not a term we like. For us it alludes to a ‘one size fits all’ solution. In supply chain management, that is never true. Read more