More Procurement skills for knowledge of Supply Chains

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Goods & Services – Technology

Changing skills in Supply Chains The disruptions to supply chains over the early 2020s has provided a likely foretaste of the future. New terms, such as Sustainability and Resilience are being used. As in past decades, new terminology means change for the expected skill set for professionals working in supply chains. While policies, processes and information technology are important elements … Read More

Supply Chains Group gains from a Value Added Statement

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Mix and Stir business

Value of the total Workforce It is common for Chairman and CEOs of companies to inform shareholders at AGMs that ‘our people are the most valuable asset’. Yet if challenged about the value, they would not have a number to support the statement. Experiences through the COVID-19 epidemic have shown that people are the ‘make it happen’ force behind supply, … Read More

Complex Supply Chains Network and Business Complexity

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Time in Supply Chains

Complex and Complexity When discussing the topic of Supply Chains, the terms Complex and Complexity can be regularly used. But, while sounding similar, they are different. Complex is used when describing Supply Chains Networks. These are difficult to understand, because relationships between parties in the Network can be dependent, independent or interdependent, with different responses that depend on influences from … Read More

Achieving Collaboration in Supply Chains is a challenge

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Growing the business

Collaboration is required for S&OP Collaboration is what people are able to do when they perceive a mutual advantage. A supply chain professional understands the importance of cross-function collaboration and recognises that it does not require Slack, Teams, Zoom or other technology, system or application, although a well designed app can help. The previous blogpost discussed how planning Operations can … Read More

Planning Supply Chains needs teams to Collaborate

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Business people greeting each other

Planning supply chains There has been much discussion and articles concerning disruptions to organisations’ supply chains. They assume that disruptions are only an external event, but disruptions can also come from within. The previous blogpost discussed the ‘One Plan’ approach for planning your supply chains. At some point realism must also be included that the sales forecast input may not … Read More