A common S&OP process for your business helps planning

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Designing a process

The elements of S&OP. For Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) to be successful within your organisation, three elements must work together: People, Process and Applications. As discussed in my previous blog the most critical element is people, S&OP is a journey towards collaboration so, without the willingness by senior managers (and their reports) to change behaviour a S&OP implementation will fail. The … Read More

Inventory Record Accuracy is the first improvement area

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Improve from the basics

Improving your Supply Chains. Although articles tell us of new challenges and exciting technologies for supply chains, I find that actual challenges and steps to solutions have yet to dramatically change. I was recently cleaning a computer disc of past PowerPoint presentations. One slide from 2000 listed the discussion points concerning Supply Chain challenges for a Logistics Masters student workshop. The … Read More

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

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Logistics Management, Logistics Planning, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply Networks2 Comments

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