Sustainability built into your Supply Chain Strategy

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Sustainability in Supply Chains

Sustainable Supply Chains. At the current rate of consumption and disposal of products and with an increasing consumer population, to meet the demand for resource intensive products by 2030 (only 12 years hence!), could require more raw materials than what is available – is this situation sustainable? David Yeo, a LinkedIn reader of Learn About Logistics, has provided a comment … Read More

Developing a strategy to change your Supply Chains

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Achieving the impossible

Steps in developing the strategy. Positioning Supply Chains to be a strategic part of an organisation will take a number of years. A strategy document addressing change in Supply Chains will therefore be a guideline that requires an organisation wide agreement concerning ‘what is to be achieved’? The extended timeline is because if too many projects about ‘new ways of … Read More

Start with Logistics to build a Supply Chain strategy

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Right supply chain strategy

Supply Chain strategy objectives. A Supply Chain strategy is a rare document within organisations. In the previous blog-post Developing your ‘connected’ Supply Chains strategy, it was noted that views in some organisations are that elements of Supply Chains are only cost driven and those elements are often a part of other functions. Therefore, few companies have a strategic plan for … Read More

Developing your ‘connected’ Supply Chains strategy

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Thinking about strategy. Strategy is a term that concerns actions which alter the relative strength of your enterprise to that of your organisation’s competitors, at an acceptable cost. These actions are different from those aimed at achieving operational improvements. There is not a ‘perfect’ business strategy, but the approach should avoid doing the same thing as the competition, so have … Read More

Elements of internal Supply Chains – apart or together

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Disorganised supply chains

The supply chains structure. The strategic requirements of your organisation’s supply chains are first, to gain an understanding of the supply markets that your supply chains rely on and second, use planning and scheduling systems that enable your supply chains to be responsive to your customers’ needs. How the organisation is structured to achieve these strategic requirements is an internal … Read More