Channels of Distribution within your Supply Chains

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Geopolitics and supply chains

Flow of a supply chain Visibility through your organisation’s supply chains is an objective that will be difficult to achieve. Even if your organisation considers itself a domestic business, the inputs of purchased items and their suppliers could be global. Anticipating potential shortages in supply chains can be difficult. A brand manufacturer or assembler may be closely linked with their … Read More

Success with cross-function learning about Supply Chains

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Many supply chains make a network

Established facts in supply chains Like a watch mechanism, Supply Chains have many moving parts. It works when all the parts are in place and responding to each movement. But, take out one cog and the whole mechanism is in trouble. This has been demonstrated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For some companies, getting to ‘Lean’ (incorporating the ‘just in time’ … Read More

Procurement change from a buy cost to a lifecycle cost

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Growing the business

Changing role of Procurement The world is experiencing changing times and a return to ‘normal’ is unlikely. Nations, communities and companies will need to review and even change their economic or business model. For commercial companies that add value to purchased goods and services, the responsibility for the revised relationships with suppliers will fall on Procurement The focus of Procurement … Read More

Sustainability of Supply Chains is based on ESG report

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International shipping trade and containers

Unsustainable future The world is consuming the planet’s resources 1.7 times faster than it can regenerate. In anyone’s language, this is both a continuing challenge and unsustainable. Change is therefore required to economies, businesses and the lifestyle of people in developed countries. But how difficult will this be? Between 1970 and 2020, the population of the USA increased by about … Read More

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