S&OP more important for planning new era supply chains

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One Plan process for your organisation Tactical planning that assists the future profitability of a business needs to be a core feature of your organisation. This is whether, under the business environment after COVID, the driver of your business is to be efficient, responsive or agile, as discussed in the previous blogpost. Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is the tactical … Read More

Building Resilience in your supply chains takes time

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What is your Cost To Serve?

Preparing for the next one The likelihood of another virus, but with unknown reach and consequences is very high. It may occur in two years or twenty years, but it will happen. Business and supply chain models for the future should assume continuing disruptions (both man made and natural) and build Resilience. To achieve this requires the Supply Chain strategy … Read More

Readiness for future disruptions to your supply chains

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whats-your-business-model

Not ready this time The July 2020 edition of National Geographic asked the question “Why Weren’t We Ready for This Virus?”; because it should not have come as a surprise. The magazine article noted that in the mid-1980s a scenario was described at a conference to illustrate the potential effects around the world of a new virus. In 1990, the … Read More

Drivers for your Supply Chain strategy of the future

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Make a decision

Views on the future Although the COVID 19 infection rate continues to rise in many countries, there are moves to open economies. This has prompted discussions about possible changes to the business models of commercial enterprises. Helpful input to your thinking about options for supply chains is a recent survey ‘Emerging out of the pandemic supply chain report” conducted by … Read More

Structure national Supply Chains for strategic products

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Goods & Services – Technology

A strategic (or critical) product or material The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted a lack of availability for personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare; also, in some countries there has been shortages of imported replacement parts and consumer products, following panic buying. From a national viewpoint, a strategic sector is critical for a country’s ongoing economy, national security or public … Read More