Electric powered vehicles and ‘last mile’ deliveries

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eCommerce delivery

Internal combustion engine has a limited life. Managing transport in an effective and efficient manner is a core requirement of an enterprise selling goods. While the physical part of transport operations will be undertaken by either a 3PL organisation or the in-house transport department, developing and implementing the strategy is a role for your supply chain group. Among the reasons … Read More

Changes that could be critical to your supply chains

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Environmental damage

Change is not just technologies. Three recent events emphasise that changes to supply chains over the next 10 – 15 years are unlikely to be driven by new technologies. Instead change will come from economic, political and environmental events and movements. The first event (economic) was an update about the three main shipping container alliances. These influence close to 80 … Read More

Agile supply chains require apps for Assemble to Order

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Mix and Stir business

IT applications which meet the need. Commentators are telling us that to be successful, manufacturers and distributors operating in an ‘on-demand’ economy will require to integrate the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and multiple other technologies. But what they do not write about are the software requirements to plan the flow of materials and resources through an Agile supply … Read More

Innovations require effective planning of supply chains

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Innovation in networks

Innovation and Continuous Improvement. Media articles and programmes that are focused on innovative technologies for business make much of the technical aspects, sometimes address the social (i.e employment) aspects, but rarely discuss the required integrated systems challenges. We have been there before in the 1980’s, with the advent of innovations associated with computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). It went through the … Read More

Segmentation for structuring supply chain relationships

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Segmentation in supply chains

Commercial relationships in supply chains. The essence of your Supply Network is to manage relationships between buyers and sellers in the core supply chains and to better understand the uncertainties associated with your extended supply chains. Within your core supply chains, the techniques and procedures of planning, buying, inventory storage and distribution are to achieve the expectations concerning ‘delivery in … Read More