Consumer-centric networks – the next supply chains

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply Networks

Consumer centric

A new ‘buzz’. Over the last eighteen months, the term ‘consumer-centric network’ has been used by some commentators and consultancies. So, what is new, because whenever there is competition for sales of an item or service, the customers’ needs should be taken into account. The explanation is that in current value and supply chains, the consumer is positioned at the … Read More

Your supply chain strategy needs a logistics plan

Roger OakdenLogistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply Networks

Strategies provide growth

Logistics plan elements. To develop your supply chain strategy, three strategic plans are required; one each for Procurement, Conversion and Logistics. Using the business model from my previous blog the Logistics strategic plan can be considered within five elements shown in the diagram: Customer service – the appropriate level of service for customers, by product group or segment, considering: order fulfilment … Read More

A strategic Supply Chain model for your organisation

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Logistics Management, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply Networks

Logistics strategy in Supply Chains

No supply chain view in your business strategy. Does your organisation have a strategic business plan that incorporates the supply network? If the answer is no it is not surprising, because few companies have a strategic plan that includes this critical part of the business. The reasons often put forward are: The three elements that should be the core of … Read More

Assess your supply chain risks before taking action

Roger OakdenGlobal Logistics, Procurement, Supply Chains & Supply Networks

Assess your options

Your assessment of risk. The main difference between uncertainty and risk is that risk can be measured. Once measured, decision makers can assess the importance of one risk against another and if necessary, allocate resources to reduce either the likelihood of the event occurring or the consequences if it does occur. The assessment of a risk is influenced by the … Read More