The pandemic exposed three fatal flaws in the way companies manage supply chains. Hear from IBM’s Takshay Aggarwal on how to recognise your supply chain flaws and be ready for the next disruption. In 20 years of supply chain experience, I’ve never seen a supply and demand shock at the same time. Yet COVID-19 hit, … Continue reading The Three Fatal Flaws In Supply Chains
Technology will only make a difference in supply chain management if it’s tailored directly to your company’s needs. Let’s get this straight: technology can’t fix everything. There’s no magic wand to solve every supply chain problem. But technology can make your processes better. That means more time, money, efficiency, happy customers, and happy bosses. And … Continue reading The Truth? Technology Might Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient
Is your organisation working with ‘dirty data’? How would you know? And, what impact is it having? This article has everything you need to know about doing a quick spot check, spotting procurement problems, identifying savings, and more importantly, making sure your data has its COAT on. We all think we know what dirty data … Continue reading The Dangers Of Dirty Data
Is it possible to get real-time, end-to-end visibility across your supply chain? Absolutely. But only if you have the right tools. Since the term “supply chain” was first coined, we’ve all been searching for the holy grail: end-to-end supply chain visibility. Now, as we recover from the initial shocks of the pandemic and manage through … Continue reading 5 Barriers To Achieving End-To-End Supply Chain Visibility
Are our supply chains tunnel-visioned, or do they support a diverse range of ethnic minorities, women, military veterans, people with disability, or ex-offenders trying to build a new life? A few months ago, Beyoncé dropped a surprise new single. Hang on, what’s that got to do with Procurement with Purpose (PwP), I hear you say? … Continue reading Beyoncé And Supply Chain Diversity
You might think that your most strategic suppliers are the ones you spend the most with. But supply chain crises may shine a light on which suppliers are actually strategic. Modern-day supply chains are truly global, highly complex and getting longer and longer. 20 years ago, most of a company’s suppliers were probably within a … Continue reading Suppliers: Who And Where Are Your 1%?
Procurement and supply chain leaders are experiencing newfound appreciation and opportunity following their response to COVID-19. COVID-19 hit supply networks hard. So hard, in fact, that 97% of organisations experienced a related disruption. Still, there’s more to the story than disruption and chaos. Insights shared by over 600 procurement and supply chain professionals actually paints … Continue reading From The Backroom To The Boardroom: Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders Step Up