A model for Supply Chains in the climate change future

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Supply Network Scenario Mapping

Measuring non-financial improvements The disruptions through your supply chains since early 2020 have been a learning experience for what is due to occur by 2030 and beyond. In 2018, the ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ (IPCC) published its report on the impacts of climate change. It stated that to limit average temperature rises to 1.5C above preindustrial times, by 2030, … Read More

Procurement Risks now include more external risks

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Petrochemical pollution

Additional Procurement Risks The experiences of the past 18 months with product shortages, supplier disruptions and shipping delays has highlighted the potential risks associated with your organisation’s supply chains. Risks are often evaluated from the perspective of dealing with a supplier; but this has been shown to be too narrow a view. The blogpost of June 1, 2020 identified the … Read More

Systems Thinking approach can help your Supply Network

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Logistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply Networks

Empty shelf at supermarket

Disruptions through supply chains Physical and on-line retailers in many countries are being impacted by shortages through their supply chains. These are caused by global disruptions that have been well documented in the media. Added to this are domestic disruptions, such as a shortage of timber materials for the construction industry in the US and Australia. The complexity of global … Read More

International Trade and effect on Supply Chains by 2030

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Logistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply Networks

One Plan for success in planning

‘Normal’ trade and supply chains Due to the pandemic and the inability of businesses engaged in supply chains to quickly respond, international trade has been disrupted. The expectation is that trade flows will return to ‘normal’ by the end of 2021 (but it may take until mid-2022). However, will ‘normal’ continue to be the same? Currently, about 70 percent of … Read More

Logisticians able to think ahead about supply chain risk

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Logistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply Networks

Climate change warning

Logisticians have a dual role. First, to effectively and efficiently provide availability of items for customers. Second is to think ahead about the potential disruptions to the organisation’s supply chains and how to mitigate the risks. With the second objective, Logisticians are dealing with unknowns, which are difficult to evaluate, both in supply chains and the wider environment. Complex Adaptive … Read More