How the Internet of Things is Affecting the Supply Chain

May 7, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed from an idealistic ‘maybe’ to a snowballing reality. Supply chains stand to be, and are being, radically changed as a result. However, the IoT isn’t arriving in a one large hit, it’s happening gradually. At the moment businesses and individuals are in an experimental phase about how to use the IoT to their advantage – everyone is still learning, and technology is still advancing. However, we are at the point where we’ve seen enough to be able to start predicting what the Internet of Things will mean for the future in supply chains. Read more

Get Ready For Logistics Disruption in 2018 and Beyond

May 5, 2017

From warehouse robots and delivery drones to anticipatory logistics, the logistics sector is in a period of rapid, major transformation. With the expanding potential of disruptive technologies and new players in the market challenging the status quo, the future supply chain will look very different to today. Businesses, and their logistics partners, must learn to adapt swiftly and get ready for logistics disruption in 2018 and beyond. Read more

The Latest Trends in Supply Chain Management

May 2, 2017

We all know that supply chains are in a constant state of flux. They have undergone, and continue to undergo, massive change. For example, not that long ago relationship management and financial management weren’t paramount tasks of supply chain managers. Now, if a supply chain manager doesn’t focus on every relationship in the chain, as well as take responsibility for financial management, they simply aren’t doing their job. Read more

New Approaches to Supply Chain Visibility

May 2, 2017

The landscape of supply chain visibility has undergone seismic shifts and as such new approaches to supply chain visibility are needed in order to ensure adequate decision making, ensure competitiveness, and enable the supply chain to respond to change. Of course, supply chain visibility is also essential for boosting the bottom line and making a supply chain business financially lucrative. Read more

Why is Inventory Management Critical in Omnichannel Retail?

April 6, 2017

Inventory Management is an integral part to any thriving supply chain, but comprehensive inventory management in omnichannel environments is absolutely critical. Get it right, and efficiencies create boosts to the bottom line. Get it wrong and it’s the equivalent to hoarding money under the mattress, or worse, letting it fall out of a hole in your pocket. Read more

How Do You Predict Demand for a New Product?

April 2, 2017

In a supply chain, we understand the need to carefully balance supply and demand. Knowing and predicting your potential sales is critical to your success. Successfully launching a new product is central to this. However, how do you – with reasonable accuracy – predict demand for a new product? How can you be sure that your next product is going to be a success that improves profits, and builds your brand? Read more