Use a matrix to structure your Supply Chain strategy

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Logistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply NetworksLeave a Comment

Strategy to satisfy customer demand

Supply Network strategy. To identify the critical issues in developing a strategy requires systems thinking, intuition and insight. There are three levels of strategy for an organisation: For large diversified businesses the corporate strategy concerns: the type of business(es) in which the organisation operates; where the business will operate; acquisition and divestment policy and the allocation of financial resources among business … Read More

Sustainability built into your Supply Chain Strategy

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Logistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply NetworksLeave a Comment

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

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Logistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply NetworksLeave a Comment

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

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Logistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply Networks2 Comments

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

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Logistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply NetworksLeave a Comment

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