Using Cloud technology for Supply Chain applications

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Global network

Selecting the type of Cloud application Cloud computing is a valid technology approach for transmitting data and information through supply chains, but do not commence the discussion from the view of cost savings. Instead, evaluate the risk factors for your organisation to enable identification of the total cost. Software as a Service (SaaS) is a favoured business model among application … Read More

Capacity within your Supply Chains is an input to S&OP

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Business strategy to planning

Capacity in supply chains Like many aspects of supply chains, capacity should not be considered on its own, but within the three elements that provide Availability for a business – capacity, lead times and inventory. A business will recognize the attributes of each element and be comfortable with independent actions inside the organisations that are done to ‘help’ the business: … Read More

Supply Chains affected by a country’s economic policy

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An economy Discussions about Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) concern the balancing of customer demand with sufficient supply. While S&OP operates at the tactical level within an organisation, a national economy also needs balancing of aggregate demand with supply capability. How a government views the importance of demand or supply factors to a national economy can affect the operations and … Read More

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