Supply Markets Plan is a Supply Chain input to the S&OP

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Global supply chains

Understanding supply markets This is an core requirement of Procurement. The global pandemic has affected supply markets in different ways and organisations at nodes through supply chains were often unaware of the changing situation. Supply markets can be complex to understand, requiring a comprehensive knowledge of a market. Adding to this need is the continuing uncertainty (therefore risks), concerning community … Read More

S&OP more important for planning new era supply chains

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One Plan process for your organisation Tactical planning that assists the future profitability of a business needs to be a core feature of your organisation. This is whether, under the business environment after COVID, the driver of your business is to be efficient, responsive or agile, as discussed in the previous blogpost. Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is the tactical … 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

Building Resilience in your supply chains takes time

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What is your Cost To Serve?

Preparing for the next one The likelihood of another virus, but with unknown reach and consequences is very high. It may occur in two years or twenty years, but it will happen. Business and supply chain models for the future should assume continuing disruptions (both man made and natural) and build Resilience. To achieve this requires the Supply Chain strategy … Read More

Readiness for future disruptions to your supply chains

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whats-your-business-model

Not ready this time The July 2020 edition of National Geographic asked the question “Why Weren’t We Ready for This Virus?”; because it should not have come as a surprise. The magazine article noted that in the mid-1980s a scenario was described at a conference to illustrate the potential effects around the world of a new virus. In 1990, the … Read More