The Future of Supply Chains – How the Past and Present Have Shaped Their Development

March 24, 2017

Supply chains in 2017 have rapidly evolved from the supply chains of twenty, or even ten, years ago. Does this mean that today’s supply chains will be antiquated entities compared to supply chains just ten years from now? Is the speed of change for supply chains here to stay? Or have we seen the biggest developmental leaps, and now things are bedding down once more? Read more

Improving Customer Service in Consumer Supply Chains

March 23, 2017

Not that long ago, supply chains merely had to contend with retailers, and it was the retailers job to deal with the consumer. This model doesn’t exist in the same way anymore, and increasingly, supply chains are businesses to consumer. As such, improving customer service is pivotal to supply chains success. Read more

UK Logistics Sector Disappointed by Spring Budget 2017

March 22, 2017

The 2017 Spring Budget was mixed news for the logistics sector, with most industry commentators left feeling decidedly disappointed. As expected, Chancellor Philip Hammond showed little appetite for new spending ahead of Brexit negotiations and made very few investment promises for transport. Read more

Maximising Profits By Better Production Planning

March 7, 2017

The following post is a guest post from Jeff Woodham at Argenta – a leading provider of Test, Measurement, Control and Automation solutions. Argenta are specialists in developing bespoke software applications for simulation, forecasting, planning and scheduling. Read more

How to Ensure Shipping Efficiency

March 2, 2017

Supply Chains are only ever as strong as their weakest link. However, in reality some of those links have a greater impact on the overall success of the supply chain than others. Perhaps the most notable is logistics, the end point of each stage, and crucially, the end point of the entire stage. Read more

What Disrupts the Supply Chain?

March 1, 2017

Those responsible for supply chain management are well-versed in preparing for disruption if they want to maintain efficiency and weather the storms that affect a global industry. Typically attention has focused on Asia as being the hotbed for disruption, but a recently published report by Resilinc reveals that North America has overtaken Asia for disruption events in supply chains. Read more