Supply Chains IT decisions Like all technologies, Cloud computing services have good and not so good features. However, the common perception is that operating within a Cloud environment is always cheaper than the same functions undertaken on-premises. But this is only correct under certain conditions. Although IT decisions in organisations are typically driven by the IT department, about 70 percent … Read More
Supply Chains will change approaching 2030 but to what?
Summarising likely changes In the near future, many country’s economies will be different and not just a version of that experienced for the past thirty years. The reasons are not all economic but are likely to drive uncertainty as disruptions and changes become more frequent, with unknown outcomes. The Learn About Logistics blogposts through November have discussed aspects of changes … Read More
Climate Change to bring new pressures on supply chains
The past twenty years Individuals change their behaviour due to an event that affects their lives. It appears likely that by 2030, the event that will affect all people is crossing the 1.5C temperature barrier. This event will focus minds on actions to be taken that might slow the increase in temperature. This will change demand patterns for goods and … Read More
Supply Chains will go digital but in what direction?
Where are we? A challenge for many companies is a clear understanding about supply chains by the CEO and their executive group. This influences the approval of IT projects that can provide substantial improvements in understanding and planning the organisation’s Supply Chains. What does ‘integrated’ mean and ‘end to end’ and ‘visibility’? These and other terms are often used without … Read More
Procurement opportunity to lead Supply Chain innovation
A new Supply Chains Network model Climate Change is reported to take the world beyond the maximum target 1.5°C increase in warming around 2030. This situation will drive the use of different materials in products, new Supply Chains for businesses and new business relationships. Therefore, a new Supply Chains Network model is likely to develop after 2030, due to increasing … Read More