International Trade Logistics changes for the future

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Renewed focus on International Trade Logistics How will global trade evolve in the future? With current geopolitical manoeuvring between countries, vaccine nationalism and disrupted sea and air trade lanes, it is difficult to forecast. But changes will occur and it is Logisticians that should interpret possible scenarios. A low technology item, such as apparel, sold in a developed country will … Read More

Inventory is a calculated and managed Logistics asset

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Cut costs in your supply chains

Inventory is an asset Logistics is the science and art of providing availability of items for users. Inventory is all the items purchased and/or made by a business but not yet sold. A core part of the logistician’s role (in a brand company or at a 3PL) is to optimise the amount of inventory within a shipper (or brand owner) … Read More

Realities in the adoption of Supply Chains technologies

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Supply Chain Analytics

IT needs of different groups Supply Chain professionals must be aware of current and new technologies that can improve the movement and storage of goods, but also be aware of the realities concerning adoption and implementation. Each group in a supply chain (shippers, LSPs and product sellers) has a role in many supply chains, but their technology needs will differ, … Read More

Reducing Power and Dependency in Supply Chains Cloud

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Business plan thinking

Risks when relying on the Cloud Data and information have value, so organisations need to ideally own, manage and control their supply chain data and information. But this can be a challenge in a Cloud based IT world. The continual message about ‘partners’ and ‘partnerships’ in business can hide the fact that suppliers are in business to make a profit. … Read More

Visibility through Supply Chains is more than IT

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Innovation in networks

What is Visibility? Visibility has been a supply chain buzzword over the past twelve months. The better a Logistician can view what is happening through their supply chains, then responses when activities go ‘off plan’ should improve. But what does visibility mean for Logisticians? There are two aspects; one is to ‘see’ the physical movement and storage of goods and … Read More