Know the capability of your suppliers to deliver

Roger OakdenProcurement, Supply Chains & Supply Networks

signing contract without information

Your supplier’s motivation. Buying decisions can be subjective, with buyers possibly having inbuilt bias towards a particular supplier. But one of the challenging aspects of Procurement is to consider which supplier is the ‘best’ for an item or service and is the ‘best’ the right supplier? Suppliers exist in business to sell you their offer. Potential suppliers can present very … Read More

SNAP Apps Improve Supply Chain Analysis and Planning

Roger OakdenLogistics Planning, Supply Chains & Supply Networks

ERP Integrated System

You cannot manage supply chains. At the heart of an effective supply network is your IT system. As supply chains become a more critical part of successful businesses, so responsibility for the effectiveness of the supply network will rest with the supply chain vice president/ director/manager. Changes in the business climate will continue to force changes in business models; with … Read More

ERP systems may not give your business all the answers

Roger OakdenLogistics Planning, Supply Chains & Supply Networks

Gather transaction data

Working within complex systems. Supply chain planners should be able to access more than transaction data from company IT systems.  There is streaming data from instruments and unstructured data from the Internet. These are in increasing amounts; but can your current ERP system turn this additional data into information that is of value to planners? The selection and implementation of ERP … Read More