Your supply chains and logistics after the disruption

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Describe the flow between Suppliers and Customers

Your supply chains may change Supply Chains is a term that at last has entered daily use, but it has taken a global emergency for that to happen. The question for supply chain professionals is whether your supply chains and logistics will need to change when commerce returns to ‘normal’, whenever that will be? When business is in a growth … Read More

Big disruptions and their effects on supply chains

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Empty shelf at supermarket

The current disruption The COVID-19 virus event has been a supply chain risk waiting to happen. A virus is not a ‘black swan’ event, but a ‘known-unknown’. The potential risks and likely consequences of a new virus were evident at the time of the SARS virus of 2002-3 and the H1N1 virus of 2009. The difference between then and now … Read More

Disruptions may drive your supply network design

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International trade and your business

An application that was not a success The take-up of technologies by industry not only depend on the business value of a technology, but how and to whom its is sold. If the timing is wrong, there is an increased risk of failure. So it was with Supply Network modelling; introduced with much fanfare in the early 1990s. The concept … Read More

Recognise the risks of disruptions in your supply chains

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Vehicles at car assembly plant

The present challenge Supply Chains carry risks, both minor and major. A major risk to supply chains could be the current Coronavirus outbreak. This is due to uncertainty about its duration and the long term impact on economies and supply chains. As China is an integral part of global supply chains, a decline in its output has the potential to … Read More

‘New’ technologies use in supply chains for 2020

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Global network

Selling technologies Commercial IT systems have been sold for about 70 years and through that period new technologies have been introduced. Another decade has commenced, but does it change the approach to identifying and adopting ‘new’ technologies? To prosper, businesses that develop new IT hardware and software must bring the technology to the attention of potential buyers and then sell … Read More