Cyber Supply Chain Risk Examined

December 1, 2018

International supply chains are becoming increasingly complex over time. A consequence of this is that it becomes increasingly difficult to spot vulnerabilities and risk in a timely manner. This most notably applies to cyber risk, which increases as complexity does, worsened perhaps by our desire to use technology to mitigate the very complexity that is at the root of its need. Read more

The Next Big Thing in Supply Chain: Predictive Maintenance?

September 29, 2018

Companies that operate with complex machinery, robotics and technology within their supply chains know that maintenance is a must-do. Continual efficient working of machines cannot continue without it. Maintenance is frequently a juggling act, trying to balance production levels with downtime and the cost of downtime. Therefore, it’s much more efficient and effective to plan maintenance. This ‘preventative maintenance’ is undertaken with the view to reducing down time by giving machines regular reviews and maintenance work. Read more

Maximising Profits By Better Production Planning

March 7, 2017

The following post is a guest post from Jeff Woodham at Argenta – a leading provider of Test, Measurement, Control and Automation solutions. Argenta are specialists in developing bespoke software applications for simulation, forecasting, planning and scheduling. Read more

Look Ahead: What You Need to Know About Supply Chains in 2017

November 16, 2016

For several years now it has been necessary to view UK supply chains as entirely integral with a wider concept of a global supply chain. In many ways, with global trade barriers at their historically low levels, free trade was booming and seemingly borderless. But what’s in store for 2017? Read more

Cyber Security in Supply Chains

February 4, 2016

CERT-UK, the UK National Computer Emergency Response Team, has published advice which aims to help businesses better understand the risks of cyber-security in supply chains. Read more