Options to address disruptions in your Supply Chains

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International trade not moving

Uncertainties that affect planning Planning your supply chains in the face of ongoing uncertainties can be stressful – your operational plans will never be ‘right’ and they could be very wrong. And there are no sympathies from other functions in the business! So, viewing your supply chains in the same old way (SOW) will not help to improve the situation. … Read More

Channels of Distribution within your Supply Chains

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Geopolitics and supply chains

Flow of a supply chain Visibility through your organisation’s supply chains is an objective that will be difficult to achieve. Even if your organisation considers itself a domestic business, the inputs of purchased items and their suppliers could be global. Anticipating potential shortages in supply chains can be difficult. A brand manufacturer or assembler may be closely linked with their … Read More

Success with cross-function learning about Supply Chains

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Many supply chains make a network

Established facts in supply chains Like a watch mechanism, Supply Chains have many moving parts. It works when all the parts are in place and responding to each movement. But, take out one cog and the whole mechanism is in trouble. This has been demonstrated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For some companies, getting to ‘Lean’ (incorporating the ‘just in time’ … Read More

Hubs help Logistics but there are risks to consider

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International shipping trade and containers

Hub Ports and Logistics Hubs As international trade flows change, so does the ranking of large container ports. But that does not mean a port of lesser size and its region is devoid of the same attributes as larger ports. However, the criteria for a Hub Port in the future will, in addition to current attributes, assess the port and … Read More

Supply Chain Resilience and ESG action plans input data

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Time to deliver

Legislation for supply chains It was only a matter of time before individual countries enacted laws and regulations to formalise the obligations of financial firms concerning ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) targets. This action would be followed by the requirement for product companies to report on the ESG of their supply chains. It has now happened The German legislation, titled … Read More