Improving supply chains takes time so improve Logistics

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Growing the business

Threat to Outbound Logistics. For most businesses, internal Logistics is where supply chain professionals maintain the balance between inbound and outbound Logistics. But what success can be expected from working independently from other functions? Inbound Logistics can experience change caused by the effects of decisions by suppliers, service providers, natural emergencies and external (i.e. government). However, an increasing threat of change … Read More

Supply Chains for management of intermediate products

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Agile supply chains

An intermediate product. In commercial supply chains, supply chains can take different forms in response to the needs of particular markets. It is a role of logisticians to evaluate the supply chains and structure them to best meet the needs of their markets. The previous blog discussed the situation of a franchise based fresh food services business and the need … Read More

Increase and decrease purchased items in supply chains

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Time to deliver

Improve performance by ‘doing something’. Increase sales and/or profitability or reduce cost. This is the pressure that a new CEO or division manager can often be under; preferably to ‘do something’ that affects all three – and the pressure is increased if the business is not performing to expectations. But can ‘doing something’ lead to sub-optimal supply chain decisions? A … 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

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