Is there a real shortage of talent for supply chains?

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Sales and Logistics

Supply Chain talent skills and availability Recently, there have been articles concerning the available talent for supply chains – both the desired skills and decreasing availability of people with the skill set for particular roles. But this is not new; the situation has existed for some years and is likely to continue, because little has changed. For example, in November … Read More

Implement Supply Chain Planning system and applications

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Planning Process

An ERP system Because you can do something does not mean that you should. This applies to how you implement ERP systems and SNAP applications, which are predominately for use in planning and controlling supply chains. Most often encountered in business organisations is one or more enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, which contains modules designed to ‘integrate’ operational plans, resources, … Read More

Supply Chain professionals response to unplanned events

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Responding to Uncertainty

Be prepared for anything to happen and at the most inconvenient time! Whatever resources an enterprise invests in its supply chains, the supply network will never be perfect – from nowhere something can happen that wrecks your carefully calculated plans. The conference organiser eft has recently provided links to articles concerning ‘things that have gone wrong’ in different supply chains, … Read More

Inventory to ensure deliveries through supply chains

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Variability in supply

Actions to limit variability Increasing numbers of stock keeping units (SKUs), extended and variable lead times and shorter planning horizons are challenges for planners. Variability was discussed in the previous blogpost, identifying (at the end) actions that could be taken to limit variability. One action is to manage the allocation of finite capacity within a business. An approach to increasing … Read More

Making the connections in supply chains more effective

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Broken connection in supply chain

Improving flows through supply chains The goal for professionals is to make Supply Chains more effective. However, the more typical focus for many years has been on making the functional silos within supply chains more efficient. That is improving the transactional processes within their silos. The silo approach emphasises the implementation of three-letter acronym applications such as CRM, SRM, APS, … Read More