Broaden access to supply chains education and training

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New hires for supply chain jobs

Demand for supply chain programs. Change in supply chains and the three main disciplines of Procurement, Operations Planning and Logistics will occur to an extent and at a speed that is not known. But, as noted in the previous blog, taking advantage of the changes by organisations will require an increasing professionalism of expertise in the disciplines. Being the height … Read More

Change and challenge of Globalisation and Supply Chains

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Composing a new tune

Globalisation and Supply Chains. Just as the supply and demand requirements for an item do not change because it is month end, many of the business challenges in your supply chains will continue into the new year. Welcome to the new calendar year and the many and continuing supply chain challenges that Learn About Logistics will discuss. Globalisation has been the … Read More

Forecasts about jobs and technologies in supply chains

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What is it - is it real?

Forecasts about future jobs. Articles and videos about ‘new’ technologies and the future of work can be alarming at first impression – like “80 percent of operations planning jobs will be automated in 10 years”! Over the past 40 years, there have been forecasts, which have not eventuated, of change’ in industries and the workplace. Memorable instances were ‘computer integrated … Read More

Improving supply chains without technology investment

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The business case for investment. The question “what is the need?”, has been front of mind while recently reading articles and reports concerning new technologies and their possible effects on business in general and supply chains in particular. All the articles seemed to assume that justifying the expenditure on new technologies is not a problem. However, buying technologies (new or … Read More

Minimise supply chain risk for business viability

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Risk can be calculated

Supply Chain risks are real. Sustainability is too often used as a generic, catchall term (like innovation) that has little impact within an organisation. To put meaning around the term, identify and review the risks that may affect the future viability of your enterprise. For operational type businesses, the majority of risks are related to the supply chains and they … Read More