Logistics could have limited future operations models

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Balance demand and supply

Current Logistics models Whenever the world emerges from the pandemic, the Aim of Logistics – to provide Availability of items, will not change. But, businesses will need to consider how the Aim will be accomplished – that is, the structure of Logistics within the business model. The options are not new, but have become more limited. Previously, choices about Logistics … Read More

Building Resilience in your supply chains takes time

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What is your Cost To Serve?

Preparing for the next one The likelihood of another virus, but with unknown reach and consequences is very high. It may occur in two years or twenty years, but it will happen. Business and supply chain models for the future should assume continuing disruptions (both man made and natural) and build Resilience. To achieve this requires the Supply Chain strategy … Read More

Drivers for your Supply Chain strategy of the future

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Make a decision

Views on the future Although the COVID 19 infection rate continues to rise in many countries, there are moves to open economies. This has prompted discussions about possible changes to the business models of commercial enterprises. Helpful input to your thinking about options for supply chains is a recent survey ‘Emerging out of the pandemic supply chain report” conducted by … Read More

Structure national Supply Chains for strategic products

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Goods & Services – Technology

A strategic (or critical) product or material The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted a lack of availability for personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare; also, in some countries there has been shortages of imported replacement parts and consumer products, following panic buying. From a national viewpoint, a strategic sector is critical for a country’s ongoing economy, national security or public … Read More

Reality of Adaptable, Agile and Flexible Supply Chains

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Disruptive Technology

Is there enough inventory? Commentators are writing that post-COVID 19 supply chains will become more adaptable, agile and flexible, but is this a true reflection of what is possible? The terms are interchangeable and incorporate meanings of ‘willing to change’, ‘versatile’, ‘move quickly and easily’, ‘think and understand quickly’ and ‘well coordinated’. The terms can also be used by management … Read More