The presence of autonomous vehicles and its impact on Supply Chains

It is certain that the transportation technology is in the midst of a revolution and autonomous vehicles are now the buzzword in the logistics industry. Advanced technologies are constantly improving the effectiveness of current transportation methods and these new developments are bound to re-shape mobility. A combination of developments in sophisticated computer navigation, GPS technology, […]

10 Strategies for improving Supplier Relationship Management

There is no doubt that strategic supplier relationship management is one of the most important means to drive competitive advantage for modern multi-national corporations. It is as important to extract the best from key partners as getting the best from employees. Let’s take for instance, companies like Toyota which excelled in supplier management, leading to a […]

Does Supply Chain Automation mean that Human Jobs are at risk?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution consists of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), self-driving vehicles, renewable energy, and biotechnology to name a few. Those disruptive technologies have a great impact on the corporate world, mainly the Supply Chain. According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, shipments of mobile robotics will […]

How Blockchain is revolutionizing Supply Chain Management?

Blockchain has been designated as one of the top ten emerging technologies by the World Economic Forum , based on its potential to drastically change the way economies function. While the most prominent use of blockchain is in the cryptocurrency, it also has the potential to transform the procurement & supply chain functions. Handling today’s supply chains is highly […]

5 Steps to drive value into the Supply Chain

In today’s rapidly evolving and competitive corporate environment, it is essential to shift from a traditional transaction-based (more tactical) to a value-oriented supply chain for companies to recognize their full market potential. Driving value into the supply chain means more collaboration and the ability to obtain the relevant data needed to make quicker and more […]

Demand Forecasting: The key to a more effective Supply Chain

In today’s evolving corporate world, an effective and performing supply chain is crucial for success. However, various companies face challenges such as their inability to meet customer service expectations despite having high levels of slow-turning inventory. This is usually what an under-performing supply chain leads to. It is the result of poor forecasting accuracy, ineffective […]

Best practices to improve Supply Chain productivity

The supply chain is now increasingly viewed as an essential determinant of competitive advantage. Organizations have realized that their supply chain is much more than the cost of getting products into consumers’ hands. Companies have recognized the importance of the supply chain in translating corporate strategy into daily interactions both within and beyond the organization. […]