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Getting the Right Construction Site Facilities

If you are responsible for organising a construction site, making sure you hire the right facilities for staff or contractors to use is key....
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The benefits of using distributed networks for business

With all the rage surrounding blockchain and decentralized networks, it’s easy to get lost and confused. Blame that on the multiple promises around the...

The Procurement Call for Agile, What does it mean?

By Andressa Reis and Hervé Legenvre Today, Procurement teams need to embrace the agile ways of working in order to work in synch with their...

Lift Tables Facilitate Safe Handling of Awkward Parts

There are many parts on the assembly like that are too heavy or awkward to lift. Without a lifting system, work on the line...

5 Different Types of Business Phone Systems

Every single business has a phone to make and receive calls to run day-to-day. Making a phone call is a simple task, but when...

How Your Business Can Reduce Its Operational Costs

A smart business owner is always looking ahead and considering external factors that can influence their business. Brexit is, of course, the major factor...

The Cayman Islands Registry: the offshore aircraft registry of choice since the 1970s

The Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry (The Registry) is the registry of choice for many owners, financiers, management companies, attorneys and other key decision makers....

Air freight industry 2019: Uses and innovation

Air cargo is an infinitely faster and more convenient method for shipped items and goods than the slower and less reliable sea cargo, but...

How Technology is Changing the Delivery Industry

Over the past decade, the world of logistics has changed almost beyond recognition. And this change has been driven, almost entirely, by the advancement...

Innovation (not) at the core

By Claudio Cisullo A common mistake in industries faced by severe performance pressure is to turn to well-known innovation tools and strategies. Especially in sectors...

Leveraging Predictive Analysis in Business Intelligence

Back in 2017, the Economist titled one of their articles, “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data”. This has been...

Buying Market Share With Supply Chain

By Richard Markoff and Ralf W. Seifert In an effort to meet customer demands and gain greater market share, companies offer non-monetary benefits in supply...

Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution Requires More Supply Chain CEOs

By Wolfgang Lehmacher CEOs need to transform businesses – an imperative which is increasingly relevant in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Apparently, as the supply chain...

Enhancing value through customer centric supply chain

An exclusive interview with Allan Dow, President, Logility In today’s fast-changing marketplace, Allan Dow, President of Logility, knows all too well that a customer centric...

Amazon, Just a Click Away from Luxury

What are the Implications for Selective Distribution? By Xavier Derville and Jean-Noël Kapferer Has the strategy of selective distribution, on which luxury brands depend for survival, evolved in the...
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The Reliance on Blockchain Technology Will Increase as Businesses Become Knowledgeable on How to...

Not every company will accept Bitcoin as a potential investment. However, businesses cannot deny the potential of the technology behind the cryptocurrency. Blockchain's tamperproof...

The Real Industry 4.0 Challenge

By Richard Markoff and Ralf Seifert As the manufacturing industry enters into the fourth industrial revolution or the Industry 4.0, supply chain leaders are challenged...

Safeguarding your Brand through Better Supply Chain Visibility

By Ben Wilde Better supply chain visibility is what you need to safeguard your brand. Trends ranging from globalisation and social media to rising...

Supply Chain Digitalisation Management Challenge

By Richard Markoff and Ralf seifert As part of the broader Industry 4.0 trend, the digitalisation of supply chains is happening quickly. Much of the...

The Competitive Advantages of the Digital Economy Require a Digital Mentality

By Michael Gravier, Christopher Roethlein, and John Visich In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, supply chain leaders are being challenged by the profound effects of...

Is Your Supply Chain Sustainable? Probably Not

By Cory Searcy A growing number of companies are working to develop sustainable supply chains. A key challenge is to align their supply chain...

Post Global, Going to a “Local-to-Local” Approach. Sometimes.

By Francesco Stefanelli Today’s companies are global in nature and for many, this translates into a dynamic environment for designing their Supply Chains, in order...

What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Disclosure

By Lucy McCarthy, Paul McGrath, and Donna Marshall Our study examined twenty multinational companies and their supply chain disclosure decisions. We found a number of...

Mapping and Strategising Across Business Ecosystems

By Hervé Legenvre and Isabelle Herbet Business ecosystems are the new unit of analysis for strategic thinking; they offer fertile grounds for innovation. This article...

Creating an Omnichannel Supply Chain for Branded Manufacturers: The Untapped Potential for Growth

By Michael Hu and Sunil Chopra In today’s omnichannel world, the distinction between brands and retailers is of little interest to consumers. They will buy...

Risk Sharing in Joint Product Development – Lessons from 787 Dreamliner

By Yao Zhao Reconciling an empirical study1 of 787 delays with an economic analysis of financial incentives, we reveal a subtle incentive trap in the risk...

Making 3D printing work for you: Defining Business Models for Additive Manufacturing

By Matthias Holweg, Kai Hoberg, Frits K. Pil, Jakob Heinen   Companies struggle to define the value proposition 3D printing brings: While the opportunities for...

Building the Everything Store: Amazon’s Cycles of Creativity and Circles of Destruction

By Sean Culey In just 20 years, Amazon has grown from an online startup focusing on selling books, to a devastating multi-platform, multi-industry technological disruptor,...

Leveraging Collaborations to Create Shared Value

By Hervé Legenvre, Francois Bacalou & Hugues Schmitz In this article the authors discuss how the competitiveness of an organisation and the health of the...

The Tears in the Deep Tiers

By Yossi Sheffi Many leading companies have well-developed risk management and crisis management systems for their own operations. Yet for all their prowess of risk...

The Impact of Becoming Demand-Driven

By Karin Bursa Becoming demand-driven enables companies to knock down organisational silos and create an integrated planning platform that ensures all teams involved are aligned...

S&OP Made Practical

By Karin Bursa The biggest obstacles to S&OP excellence stem from the complexity of managing the process which requires amongst other things, identifying, gathering and...

The Digital Revolution is an Evolution for the Outsourcing Industry

By Mike Salvino Digital technology has transformed virtually every industry, affecting the way companies serve customers, manufacture products,

What We Can Learn from the Collision of Supply Chain and Retail

By Karin L. Bursa Traditionally, Supply Chain Planning and Retail Planning organisations have operated independently of each other, to the detriment of both. But, Karin...

Technology Innovation the New Currency of the Digital Age

By David Stokes The advent of the internet changed modern day lives irreversibly but the new game-changer is already here: mobile digital technology is changing...

International Facility Management

By Kathy O. Roper Kathy O. Roper discusses the growing field of Facility Management and charts how it has evolved over the last 25 years...

The Spreadsheet Sabotage and its Impact on Supply Chains

By Karin L. Bursa Although many employees are not properly trained to use them, spreadsheets are used by the a huge number of businesses worldwide...

Transforming Procurement to Achieve Competitive Advantage in the Coming Decade

By P. Spiller, N. Reinecke, D. Ungerman & H. Teixeira In this article, the authors argue that procurement must be transformed to meet the challenges...

Analytics Drive Informed Supply Chain Decisions

By Karin Bursa Supply chains are overflowing with data, and even the most advanced organizations struggle to keep up with the ever-accelerating flow of information....

Different Types of Risk in Your Supply Chain, and How to Avoid Them

By Cathy Johnson, Hitachi Consulting There are different types of supply chain risk, and nowadays, these can be very easily exposed due to the power ...

Identifying the Factors for Successfully Managing Supply Chain Risks

By Sime Curkovic & Thomas Scannell The decision to manage supply chain risks constitutes a major undertaking for most firms. In this study, Sime Curkovic...

The New Supply Chain Challenge

By Cathy Johnson, Hitachi Consulting Supply chain alignment is demanding a different paradigm of roles, responsibilities and accountabilities and with that, how performance is managed....

Tools for Success

By Gwynne Richards and Susan Grinsted Supply chain management and logistics is taking centre stage in many companies today. Until recently the areas of warehousing...

The Limits to Outsourcing: Beware of the Consequences for Market Success!

By Masaaki Kotabe, Michael J. Mol, Janet Y. Murray & Ronaldo Parente Over the past few decades, outsourcing, in particular offshore outsourcing, has become a...

Logistics Clusters: The Feedback Loop Leading to Economic Growth and Jobs

By Yossi Sheffi Governments around the world are investing in logistics clusters to encourage economic growth and create jobs. While the advantages of high-technology, knowledge-based...

The Globally Integrated Enterprise: Developing Enterprise Integration as a Strategic Capability

By Maximilian Chowanetz and Sia Siew Kien Many large enterprises have embarked on enterprise integration (EI) initiatives in recent years. Below, Maximilian Chowanetz and Sia...

Achieving Demand Planning Excellence

By Karin L. Bursa Demand planning excellence is the foundation for any successful business. Below, Karin Bursa argues that the demand plan is essential for...

Putting Supply Chain Performance at Your Fingertips

By Karin Bursa Leveraging supply chain analytics to boost corporate performance Is your company run on intuition? Or do you have a set of metrics that...

The Hidden Costs In Business Processes

By Richard Ward Most businesses are affected by hidden costs in procurement, distribution, order processing, sales and finance.  Organisations can benefit from a careful review...

6 Keys to Inventory Optimisation

By Karin Bursa Many companies around the world have adopted inventory optimisation and those without a formal process are falling behind their competition. Effective companies...

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