Value Added reflects the success of your Supply Chains

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Inventory on the move

Value Added does not receive attention In a recent blogpost, the term Value Added (VA) was used. It defines the difference between the net income from the sale of products and services and the total purchase cost to the seller of materials and service inputs used to make the item. It is a measure for your organisation’s supply chains. Unfortunately, … Read More

Supply Chains cannot be ‘managed’ but better understood

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People planning

Supply Chains in your business Supply Chains are not new; they have existed since people commenced trading items for barter or money; but Supply Chains cannot be managed. Instead, consider them as a description of the environment in which the activities of Procurement, Operations Planning and Logistics (your Supply Chain group) are required to operate. A supply chain is identified … Read More

eCommerce supply chains have many future challenges

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Urban delivery

eCommerce is not different It is generally accepted that after reaching eight percent of the target market, a new product, idea or process gains general acceptance. In 2020, eCommerce broke through that barrier across many countries, due to COVID19 generated demand, although the take-up diverged widely. Unfortunately, there are assumptions that eCommerce, using advanced IT applications and automation, is different … Read More

Supply Chain Financing gets the wrong sort of attention

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Planning makes money

Why Supply Chain Financing The past few weeks has seen articles in the media about ‘controversial’ Supply Chain Financing (SCF). This has occurred due to the collapse in the UK of a financial services company which provided this form of finance. But is SCF ‘controversial’? Since the start of trading using money, the situation has existed where a seller wants … Read More