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

Agile supply chains require apps for Assemble to Order

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Mix and Stir business

IT applications which meet the need. Commentators are telling us that to be successful, manufacturers and distributors operating in an ‘on-demand’ economy will require to integrate the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and multiple other technologies. But what they do not write about are the software requirements to plan the flow of materials and resources through an Agile supply … Read More

The long tail of Inventory requires a good structure

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Know your supply markets

Long tail of inventory. Currently, media articles are discussing the potential changes to business and the wider community from the implementation of new technologies. But fewer discuss the potential changes from implementing different business models caused by changes in markets. A recent comment noted that order sizes on Asian fabric mills have decreased by between 20 and 30 percent over … Read More