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 […]

Supply Chain trends to watch in 2018

As 2018 approaches, companies are expected to restructure their business model. It is not just about improving the customer experience, but also enhancing customer expectations to redefine brand positioning. With technological innovation, customers and markets are shifting. Digitization and transparency has led to new trends in the supply chain industry. It is essential for businesses to […]

7 Key skills for successful negotiation

Negotiation is the key to business success. Successful negotiation involves good interpersonal and communication skills, used together to bring a desired result. In fact, negotiation is one of the main qualities employers look for when recruiting staff nowadays. This is because a good negotiator can close the best deals, leading to the advancement of an […]

Boosting Supply Chain Agility for competitive advantage

Supply chain agility has emerged as a leading competitive feature for organizations operating in evolving business environments. According to a recent survey, 97 percent of supply chain operators experience some type of challenge as they continue to move product to reach customer demands. Organizations need to embrace the concept of agility in their quest for […]

Improving warehouse efficiency through training

A productive warehouse relies heavily on several key aspects – proper shelving, proper storage, proper packaging, well-trained staff and reduced risk. The goal in any warehouse is to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Typically improving efficiency does reduce overall costs. A November 2012 survey found that distribution center managers understand that their warehouses aren’t entirely optimal. But, […]