Three strategies to one Supply Chains Network strategy

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From old way to new way

Supply Chains Network strategy model Your organisation’s Supply Chains Network strategy is likely to be in place for between three and five years. However, it needs to be reviewed and possibly updated annually to reflect changes in user and supplier markets. An organisation’s Supply Chains Network strategy should be a consolidation of at least three strategies: Procurement, Operations Planning and … Read More

Climate Change Scope 3 action in Supply Chains

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Petrochemical pollution

Action to date More than 1700 scientists issued a global climate warning in 1992, so 2022 is the 30th anniversary. As a reflection of the time taken for action, the UN is hosting the COP27 conference in Egypt, between November 6-18, to discuss the implementation timetable for emissions reduction over the next eight years. The planet is currently on track … Read More

Logistics contracts need the Total Cost of Ownership

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Transport within logistics

Hub transport locations Investment decisions in Logistics are typically made by individual entities for their own policy or profitability reasons. The objective is usually to reduce the unit costs for the entity – not to reduce total Logistics operations costs across the affected Supply Chains. An example has been the development of ‘Hub’ sea and airports and multi-modal centres. Providing … Read More

Implementing Supply Chains Tactical Planning software

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Many supply chains make a network

Using planning software A speaker at a recent presentation stated that when the implementation of Supply Chains Tactical planning software began at their company, record accuracy was estimated at about 70 percent. Because there was not an implementation checklist and audit process, where the 30 percent of data that was incorrect remained unknown. Similar stories have been told since software … Read More

Uncertainty in your Supply Chains can assist changes

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Requirements analysis

Uncertainty in Supply Chains For the past twenty plus years, the economies of developed countries have been based on low inflation and the three ‘low costs’ – labour (as a percentage of Value Added), goods (increasingly from China) and energy (especially gas from Russia to Europe). Following the pandemic, there is a now a new era, which has commenced with … Read More