Risks in Humanitarian Logistics drive delivery design

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Climate change warning

The flow of disaster relief As the negative effects of climate change become evident, the increase in natural disasters will require additional relief resources. A Learn About Logistics reader in Somalia asks a question about the risks to be considered when providing logistics services in a disaster. The terms used are: Humanitarian Logistics, which provides international disaster assistance, typically into … Read More

Supply Chain Financing gets the wrong sort of attention

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Planning makes money

Why Supply Chain Financing The past few weeks has seen articles in the media about ‘controversial’ Supply Chain Financing (SCF). This has occurred due to the collapse in the UK of a financial services company which provided this form of finance. But is SCF ‘controversial’? Since the start of trading using money, the situation has existed where a seller wants … Read More

S&OP is the ‘hub’ of supply chains in your business

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Scenario Planning

S&OP flow in your business Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is not a difficult process to follow – the challenge is to make it happen! The objective is to improve the balance through supply chains, between expected future demands for the organisation’s products and services, the organisation’s resources and the supply of purchased or intra-company provided items. And, of course, … Read More

Future directions for planning supply chains using S&OP

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Global network

Sales & Operations Planning developments Even as ‘collaboration’ software is implemented, gaining power within organisation structures will continue. The increased importance of Supply Chains in the eyes of senior executives could result in the discipline become a target for takeover by Finance. And developments happening in Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) lend support to the possibility. The research firm Gartner … Read More

Segment items and suppliers to provide a structure

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Negotiation concepts

Disruption and the traditional approach For reasons outside the control of individual organisations, supply markets are being disrupted and in some cases, distorted. Procurement professionals need to be aware of the potential concerning increased risks at suppliers (and where possible, their suppliers). The result will be different approaches to the various supply markets and suppliers. In some industries, suppliers are … Read More