Technologies in Supply Chains, jobs and assumptions

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Technologies and acceptance Articles by commentators have forecast that technologies will result in the loss of millions of jobs within a few years, including in supply chain functions. But are these forecast accurate? A blogpost from 2017 illustrates that forecasting job losses due to technologies is not new. Now, a recent forecast stated that jobs involved with materials management (and … Read More

Building an effective Supply Chains Strategic Plan

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Collaboration in Supply Chains

Structure for the planning process To build a Supply Chains Strategic Plan requires knowledge of an organisation’s Supply Network, the wider political and economic environment and interactions throughout the organisation that can influence the Plan’s effectiveness. Your supply chains will not become ‘integrated’ if the Supply Network comprises independent organisations with their own business objectives and policies. The aim must … Read More

Knowledge, an input to the Supply Chains Strategic Plan

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Strategies provide growth

Changes in supply chains starts with you Currently, here are many business ‘re’ words being used in commentary about changes required to supply chains. Terms such as: responsive, resilience, re-shore, restructure, regionalisation and redundancy. Building the Supply Chains Strategic Plan for your organisation’s current and future supply network will need to challenge assumptions about the behaviour of different flows and … Read More

Supply Markets Plan is a Supply Chain input to the S&OP

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Global supply chains

Understanding supply markets This is an core requirement of Procurement. The global pandemic has affected supply markets in different ways and organisations at nodes through supply chains were often unaware of the changing situation. Supply markets can be complex to understand, requiring a comprehensive knowledge of a market. Adding to this need is the continuing uncertainty (therefore risks), concerning community … Read More

S&OP more important for planning new era supply chains

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One Plan process for your organisation Tactical planning that assists the future profitability of a business needs to be a core feature of your organisation. This is whether, under the business environment after COVID, the driver of your business is to be efficient, responsive or agile, as discussed in the previous blogpost. Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is the tactical … Read More