Responsiveness potential of your core supply chains

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Improve your supply chains

Definition or measure of achievement. Agile, like Lean before it, is a concept that has existed for decades. It contains much merit, but commentators have tended to promote both concepts as vital to business survival, have minimal ‘steps to success’ and by themselves will solve an organisation’s problems. So, like the introduction of new technologies, we go through the “Hype … Read More

Operations Planning in a changing demand market profile

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Propose a different planning application

A changing business landscape. Organisations tend to take a safe path when selecting an enterprise resources planning (ERP) system. The desire from senior management and corporate IT for an ‘integrated’ system can override calls from functions to implement applications that best suit the needs of the organisation. This situation can occur for Operations Planning, a core part of your supply chains. … Read More

Business Continuity within Supply Chain Risk Management

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Business Continuity

Start with Business Continuity risks. It does not matter whether implementing risk management in your supply chains is an initiative of the supply chain group or a demand from the board and senior management; it is another requirement placed on the busy schedule of supply chain executives. So, where to start? Recent blogs have discussed the classification of supply chain … Read More

The matrix of Supply Chain Risks contains Categories

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What category for this supply chain risk

Placing risks into categories. To identify the resources and time required to address the critical and operational Supply Chain Risks in your organisation, the initial step is to structure the current assortment of uncertainties into an understandable matrix of risks. The previous blog discussed potential risks within four classifications: external; value network; internal and supply chain processes. Each risk must … Read More

Managing Risk informs the structure of a Supply Network

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Supply Chains and Risks

Uncertainty comes before risk. Measuring the performance of your Supply Network is likely to become a requirement of the board and senior management in enabling the required levels of service for customers and consumers. It is also likely to be an increasing requirement of insurance companies. The financial measures for supply chains are discussed in my eBook Supply Chains Operating … Read More