Recognise the risks of disruptions in your supply chains

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

Vehicles at car assembly plant

The present challenge Supply Chains carry risks, both minor and major. A major risk to supply chains could be the current Coronavirus outbreak. This is due to uncertainty about its duration and the long term impact on economies and supply chains. As China is an integral part of global supply chains, a decline in its output has the potential to … Read More

‘New’ technologies use in supply chains for 2020

Roger OakdenLogistics Management, Logistics Planning, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply NetworksLeave a Comment

Global network

Selling technologies Commercial IT systems have been sold for about 70 years and through that period new technologies have been introduced. Another decade has commenced, but does it change the approach to identifying and adopting ‘new’ technologies? To prosper, businesses that develop new IT hardware and software must bring the technology to the attention of potential buyers and then sell … Read More

People skills for an uncertain future in supply chains

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

WMS in operation at a warehouse

Current attributes in logistics The coming decade will contain uncertainties for economies and enterprises, due to the effects of climate change and geopolitics. So, what attributes should be considered when employing supply chain staff for a changing environment? A recent article by a personnel firm in Australia, identified the types of distribution and warehouse jobs currently in demand at shippers … Read More

Supply Chain investment proposals and decisions

Roger OakdenLogistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply NetworksLeave a Comment

Working Capital is available money

Welcome to the 2020s As yet, this is a decade without a name, but ‘the decade of living dangerously’ could be an apt title, especially for supply chain professionals. This is because four factors are likely to influence supply chain investment proposals and decisions: climate change; geopolitics; international trade flows and supply chain technologies. They interrelate and therefore provide complex … Read More

Change in your supply chains is for your business

Roger OakdenLogistics Management, Logistics Planning, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply NetworksLeave a Comment

Strategies provide growth

Products and sales outlets differ; so do warehouses and storage areas in their design, organisation, processes and use of technologies. How Logisticians respond to changes in markets, business practices and the environment will also differ. Sales channels and outbound supply chains Sales channels are the outlets through which goods and any associated services are sold. Logistics designs the outbound supply … Read More