Disruptions may drive your supply network design

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International trade and your business

An application that was not a success The take-up of technologies by industry not only depend on the business value of a technology, but how and to whom its is sold. If the timing is wrong, there is an increased risk of failure. So it was with Supply Network modelling; introduced with much fanfare in the early 1990s. The concept … Read More

Recognise the risks of disruptions in your supply chains

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Vehicles at car assembly plant

The present challenge Supply Chains carry risks, both minor and major. A major risk to supply chains could be the current Coronavirus outbreak. This is due to uncertainty about its duration and the long term impact on economies and supply chains. As China is an integral part of global supply chains, a decline in its output has the potential to … Read More

‘New’ technologies use in supply chains for 2020

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Global network

Selling technologies Commercial IT systems have been sold for about 70 years and through that period new technologies have been introduced. Another decade has commenced, but does it change the approach to identifying and adopting ‘new’ technologies? To prosper, businesses that develop new IT hardware and software must bring the technology to the attention of potential buyers and then sell … Read More

People skills for an uncertain future in supply chains

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WMS in operation at a warehouse

Current attributes in logistics The coming decade will contain uncertainties for economies and enterprises, due to the effects of climate change and geopolitics. So, what attributes should be considered when employing supply chain staff for a changing environment? A recent article by a personnel firm in Australia, identified the types of distribution and warehouse jobs currently in demand at shippers … Read More

Supply Chain investment proposals and decisions

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Welcome to the 2020s As yet, this is a decade without a name, but ‘the decade of living dangerously’ could be an apt title, especially for supply chain professionals. This is because four factors are likely to influence supply chain investment proposals and decisions: climate change; geopolitics; international trade flows and supply chain technologies. They interrelate and therefore provide complex … Read More