Supply Chain Management

Business strategy and supply chain go hand in hand. Without a sound strategy, all action is merely dillydallying. Find out why there can be no strategy without a supply chain management and vice-versa.

current supply chain priorities - in 2023 and beyond

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Fight Inflation

Business strategy and supply chain will have to take into account that as the storm clouds of inflation gather at the horizon, you will have to change the strategic tack to go through the rough patches unscathed.

Stay Relevant

keep current with the realistic yet cutting edge practice in both the supply chain, and the board room. The business strategy and supply chain from the last two decades will not work any more.

survive and thrive

Keep your head when everyone else in the market starts losing theirs. The supply chain turmoil persists and requires new business strategy and supply chain thinking. For general directions, read the blogs below.

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Must Read Article - on Business Strategy and Supply Chain:

Supply chain management is a critical component of any business operation and the concept of modularisation has become increasingly popular in recent years. Modularisation in supply chains can help to reduce costs, improve efficiency and allow companies to remain competitive.The field of international goods transportation has witnessed several great advances over the last 100 years.

 

Modularisation in Supply Chains– Before 1965, all packaged goods were packed into boxes of different sizes and shapes to be loaded on ships. General cargo ships themselves were small in size – no bigger than 20,000 tonnes or so – and stayed anywhere between 1 week and 4 weeks in any single port. About 70% of the ship’s time was spent in non-value-producing activities such as planning and loading boxes and crates of diverse sizes and shapes into the ship’s holds.

Containerisation
Containerisation changed all that. Ships are now built to carry standard containers of 20’ (or 40’). Containers are packed and unpacked in container yards far from ports – reducing the need for holding the ships in port, and costly warehousing space close to port.

The size of container ships has increased greatly – the latest ones will carry nearly 10,000 TEUs (twenty equivalent units) or about 100,000 tonnes. These ships utilize more than 80% of their time on value-producing activities.

No wonder the cost of shipping a one-meter cube of packaged cargo has gone down by nearly 75% to 85% in real terms over the last 40 years. This has made it possible to reconfigure the global supply chain in such a way that most activities are now carried out in the best place to do so…

Key Insights on Business Strategy and Supply Chain:

Euro Supply Chain: The End Or A New Beginning?

Euro Supply Chain: The End Or A New Beginning?

Supply chain management has become an important factor in the success or failure of many businesses. The euro is a major player in the world’s supply chain, providing a single currency that facilitates international trade between European nations.
What Is Supply Chain and the role of it?

What Is Supply Chain and the role of it?

Supply chain is an essential part of the business and logistics operations of almost any company, from small businesses to large multi-national corporations.
Sustainable Packaging Industry And The History of It

Sustainable Packaging Industry And The History of It

The History of Sustainable Packaging Industry. It packs a lot in a small space, efficiently uses the minimum amount of resources, it’s not a product but the pea pod, which is possibly the greatest example of sustainable packaging design nature can provide… Throughout the supply chain a footprint is created where energy and resource…

More Insights on Business Strategy and Supply Chain below:

Supply Chain Leadership in Tough Time

Supply Chain Leadership in Tough Time

Supply Chain Leadership In Tough Times The current business climate is challenging for many organizations, and the demand for creative…
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BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION IS NOT EASY-globalscgroup

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Euro Supply Chain: The End Or A New Beginning?

Euro Supply Chain: The End Or A New Beginning?

Supply chain management has become an important factor in the success or failure of many businesses. The euro is a…
What Is Supply Chain and the role of it?

What Is Supply Chain and the role of it?

Supply chain is an essential part of the business and logistics operations of almost any company, from small businesses to…
Sustainable Packaging Industry And The History of It

Sustainable Packaging Industry And The History of It

The History of Sustainable Packaging Industry. It packs a lot in a small space, efficiently uses the minimum amount of…
PC Supply Chain Industry in the US

PC Supply Chain Industry in the US

Five fundamental questions that every environmentally pro-active CEO needs to ask about their Supply Chains? Vivek Sood and Tony Fedorowicz
Challenging Leadership Principles Of Supply Chain Group

Challenging Leadership Principles Of Supply Chain Group

By Stuart Emmett  Understand Leadership Principles of Supply Chain Before You Regret. This article puts over what I see as essential…
Cost Management Tips In Supply Chain By Doug Hudgeon

Cost Management Tips In Supply Chain By Doug Hudgeon

By Doug Hudgeon The Weekend Cost Management Tips In Supply Chain On the weekends, I’ll give a short cost management…
A Re-Thinking Supply Chains Approach By stuart Emmett

A Re-Thinking Supply Chains Approach By stuart Emmett

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Doug Hudgeon – The Cost Reduction Tip: Simplify Your Supply Chain

Doug Hudgeon – The Cost Reduction Tip: Simplify Your Supply Chain

Doug Hudgeon is one of the leading experts on cost reduction and supply chain management. With years of experience in…
How To Prepare Simple, Effective Cost Management Reports (Part 1)

How To Prepare Simple, Effective Cost Management Reports (Part 1)

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip EFFECTIVE COST MANAGEMENT REPORTS PREPARATION. Effective management accounts are critical to a cost…
Green Supply Chain Carbon Management

Green Supply Chain Carbon Management

Green Supply Chain Carbon Management With emerging regulations on coal emissions, all organizations will be probably affected by Green Supply…
Life Cycle Management

Life Cycle Management

Life Cycle Management (LCM) is an integrated approach to managing the total life cycle of products and services for sustainable…
Better Life Cycle Engineering On Supply Chain

Better Life Cycle Engineering On Supply Chain

Life Cycle Engineering On Supply Chain Advancement in technology and the abundance of raw material has resulted in the increased…
Why Are Software Development Estimates Regularly Off By a Factor 2-3 Times?

Why Are Software Development Estimates Regularly Off By a Factor 2-3 Times?

About More Software Development Estimates Reblogged from Startup Answers: (written by Michael Wolfe) Map Let’s take a hike on the…
The Most Powerful Lessons Of The History In Global Supply Chain

The Most Powerful Lessons Of The History In Global Supply Chain

The study of history is filled with valuable lessons that can provide us with insight into how to shape the…
5 Star Business Network Successfully Deployed IT Project

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In the ever-changing world of technology, relevancy is key. Today, PC sales are on a steady decline as more and…
When Supply Chain Confusion Can Kill Business

When Supply Chain Confusion Can Kill Business

In the business world, supply chain confusion can be a major problem. It is important to understand how it can…
Tinderization Of Human Courtship on Supply Chain What It Means?

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About Human Courtship on Supply Chain I vaguely recall reading a research paper on human courtship by a US professor,…
Coming Re-Alignment Of The Natural Gas Supply Chains On A Global Scale

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The Natural Gas Supply Chains Coming Re-Alignment Of The Natural Gas Supply Chains On A Global Scale, And Its Impact…
5 Strategies That Will Save Your Supply Chain Company

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