What Trump’s Win Means for Supply Chains and the UK

November 17, 2016

As the world reeled in the wake of Brexit, the world is reeling once more in the wake of Trump’s US election win. Come 2017 when Trump takes office, and the dust has settled, what will his win mean for the global supply chain? And specifically, what are the implications for the UK? Read more

Supply Chain Management Tips

November 9, 2016

Supply chain management is often a very scientific affair. Tactically there is always a lot of focus on analysis, modelling, scenario testing and impact assessment. Operationally, the focus is often inward looking and dealing with the day-to-day problems. Here we offer a few tips on broader supply chain issues that may sometimes be forgotten. 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