By Ian Ford In a business where timing and efficiency is critical, FirstB2B’s EDI solution handles a complex sequence of electronic messages effortlessly, ensuring things happen when they’re supposed to.
By buyingTeam Firmly entrenched misconceptions surround outsourcing, and they are holding many companies back from maximising the potential benefits from this fundamentally important tool.
By Sean Culey Sean Culey, member of the European Leadership Team of the Supply Chain Council and CEO of business improvement consultancy SEVEN Collaborative Solutions, discusses the challenges of creating organisation wide process integration, strategic
By Steve New and Dana Brown In this article we examine a key business question: how much should organizations know about their extended supply base, and what should they do with this information? This question has become of urgent practical significance for
By John Gattorna The key to successful supply chain management is recognising that it’s people who really drive the living supply chains that are at the heart of businesses. In this article, Dr. John Gattorna, author of Dynamic Supply Chains: delivering
Increasingly, value is created from successful collaboration of stakeholders connected in a network. Therefore outsourcing solutions must capture opportunities and navigate risk across these extended business networks.
By Paul Nunes and Timothy Breene One obvious trait of high-performance companies is that they are all adept at launching new businesses — a process that we call climbing an “S-curve.”
By Ilan Noy Natural disasters potentially impact severely on economic dynamics — e.g. on production, prices, incomes, and employment — in the post-disaster period.
By Al Weatherhead I remember going to work six years ago at Weatherchem, my plastic caps and closures company. Before going to my office I walked around the factory floor to say hello. John, an employee, stopped me on my rounds.