Supply chain scenarios and effects of climate change

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Petrochemical pollution

Climate change and your organisation Regardless of your organisation’s business sector, climate related physical events and government policy will increasingly affect your supply chains – suppliers, customers, your facilities, transport, power supply, telecommunications and your employees. As discussed in the previous blog, addressing climate change risks for your organisation requires strategic choices. Mitigation of climate change can be achieved through … Read More

Climate Change and supply chain options for the future

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Climate change warning

Climate change challenges Managing Risk is about investing knowledge into future events. It is therefore preferable to anticipate future risks for action to protect the business, rather than attempting to overcome unexpected challenges when they occur. Climate Change is a challenge receiving increased media attention, but with varied responses from politicians and business. Climate Change impacts are associated with rising … Read More

Know the total cost of ownership in your supply chains

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Scenario setting

Purchase price is always important, but… In Procurement, the critical factor underlying your negotiations with suppliers should be the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the item into your facilities. Financial mistakes caused through not identifying TCO for a buy are more often publicised in government procurement, as spending public money tends to be transparent. Procurement activities in commercial businesses … Read More

Operations in supply chains can have many structures

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Operations strategy

Operations types Changing customer expectations and the emergence of technologies designed to assist responses to change are the current scenario in developed countries. But, as strategic objectives of the business change does the structure of your Operations? The term Operations incorporates the consolidation of Supply Chains (Procurement, Operations Planning and Logistics) and the Conversion of inbound materials and items (which … Read More

Supply Markets are the starting point for Supply Chains

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Supply Market

Why consider supply markets? The supply market for an important item should be the starting point for developing the sourcing strategy; identifying the potential effects on your organisation. This requires a comprehensive knowledge of relevant markets. Analysis of a supply market can assist sourcing decisions through identifying: Constraints and potential threats related to an item, including trade influencing actions undertaken … Read More