How to survive the Amazon Effect?

In today’s evolving corporate world, Amazon and other ecommerce and tech innovators continue to raise the bar when it comes to customer expectations. As suggested by its name, the Amazon effect refers to Amazon’s influence. In fact, Amazon recognized the thriving opportunity in the market and used the web to revolutionize how we buy and […]

How will Smart Manufacturing support your business goals?

Smart manufacturing refers to the use of advanced tools to manage the flow of raw materials, the manufacturing process, and fulfillment of inventory on time. In other words, it optimizes the manufacturing process through big data analysis and computer controls. Many global organizations are now opting for smart manufacturing. This is mainly because it can […]

How does the Chinese New Year affect Global Supply Chain?

The Chinese New Year (CNY) normally represents the largest annual mass migration on the planet. You would certainly know this already if you outsource any product from China. Generally, CNY creates two to four weeks of complete silence from an entire country, including your suppliers, contract manufacturers, and partners. Almost everything shuts down, including the government […]

Training and Digital learning trends for 2018

With today’s fast evolving corporate world, organizations are expected to adapt to the changing needs of training and improve their learning culture. Everything is evolving: Learners are more demanding, new technologies, new skills, automation, and globalization is expanding our reach. Our ability to adapt to change and how fast we adapt to it often defines […]

Why is logistics training so important to Supply Chains?

As an integral part of supply chain management, logistics plays an important role to keep the supply chain strong. It plans, implements and controls the flow and storage of goods and services in order to meet customer’s requirements. Logistics management cannot be overlooked as it contributes greatly to the success of any company’s operations and […]

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 […]

Building Business Value with a Digital Supply Chain

Supply chain focuses on the movement of materials, finished goods, capital, and other assets from place to place, as well as the production of finished goods. All these were previously executed discretely to finally reach the hands of customer. Nowadays, digitization has proved to be a game changer in bringing transparency in supply chain functions; […]

Understanding the bullwhip effect in Supply Chains

An efficient supply chain management system is a necessity in order to run a successful business. This results into competitive advantage by providing precise information to suppliers who in turn are able to maintain a continuous flow of products to customers. However, through the several stages of a supply chain, key factors such as time […]

How to become a competent Supply Chain leader?

In today’s evolving corporate world, the roles of a competent supply chain leader extends to more than just having expertise on things such as warehousing equipment, shipping routes and fuel costs. The profile of a skilled and successful supply chain professional focuses on the overall organization and not just part of it. Strategic thinking, gathering […]