Data Quality in supply chains drives trust in decisions

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Availability through supply chains

Need for data quality The media provides many stories of new and developing technologies and applications. Usually not mentioned is the critical role that accurate data has in the value of outputs and the work required to ensure data accuracy. For end users to have trust in the data requires a commitment throughout an enterprise that data is an asset … Read More

A Response Management system for planning supply chains

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Business Continuity

Adapting to change Commentators are talking about mid to late 2022 for a return to a relatively balanced demand and supply situation in global supply chains, But that will not be the end of the matter; there will be more frequent (and likely severe) disruptions to supply chains in the future. This is not the first time that supply chains … Read More

Managing Inventory is a core capability of Logistics

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Inventory not moving

Experience with Inventory Until logistics planning and control processes are in place and working, Logisticians should be wary of the ‘benefits’ attributed to new technologies, because they require accurate data. The phrase ‘Garbage in, Garbage out’ (GIGO) is as true today as when it was first used in the 1950s and it applies to inventory. A recent experience has been … Read More

Options to address disruptions in your Supply Chains

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International trade not moving

Uncertainties that affect planning Planning your supply chains in the face of ongoing uncertainties can be stressful – your operational plans will never be ‘right’ and they could be very wrong. And there are no sympathies from other functions in the business! So, viewing your supply chains in the same old way (SOW) will not help to improve the situation. … Read More

Channels of Distribution within your Supply Chains

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Geopolitics and supply chains

Flow of a supply chain Visibility through your organisation’s supply chains is an objective that will be difficult to achieve. Even if your organisation considers itself a domestic business, the inputs of purchased items and their suppliers could be global. Anticipating potential shortages in supply chains can be difficult. A brand manufacturer or assembler may be closely linked with their … Read More