Build a map to inform your Supply Chains Network Design

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International trade not moving

More disruptions for supply chains The longer hostilities continue in Ukraine, the greater scope for adverse interactions in the global system of commodity markets and supply chains: Direct economic effects on Russia and Ukraine, plus self-sanctioning by American and European companies with operations in Russia, including banks, insurance and shipping Effects in developed countries e.g. IT materials supplies; supply of … Read More

Critical material at Tier 3 supplier in a supply chain

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Mix and Stir business

Critical items may not be known The latest events and disruptions again highlight the need for your business to know the origin of materials and therefore risks when buying items through global supply chains. Governments have become more aware of minerals and agricultural items that are critical at the national level of their country and some are taking action to … Read More

SNAP applications for a better Supply Chains outcome

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Applications for Supply Chains Software tools and applications are enablers for gathering and storing data, then analysis and calculations; the output assists to assess options and make decisions. The most effective use within supply chains comes from tools and applications that are ‘fit for purpose’ and not a module that happens to reside in a corporate ‘integrated’ system. The previous … Read More

A successful S&OP implementation for your supply chains

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Supply Chain Analytics

Managing S&OP A recent blogpost by Lora Cecere at Supply Chain Insights, identified reasons for companies failing to gain benefits from Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). The main challenge is a lack of leadership to manage change in organisational culture. that recognises, plans and measures the business in an environment of flows within a complex, non-linear system. However, it is difficult for … Read More

Collaboration for planning supply chain operations

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Known from Unknown approach

Planning for disruptions Your successful enterprise cannot be ‘demand driven’ if it is not ‘supply supported’. Although your business is built on serving customers, they cannot click their finger (or keyboard) and everything just happens to satisfy the demand. A few years ago, an approach was promoted as ‘demand driven supply chains’. This implied that the supply chains group (Procurement, … Read More