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Now is a Good Time to Streamline Your Supply Chain – 30 November

The pandemic has prompted many organisations to review supply chains, to build resilience and be better prepared for what might impact their business next.

This week, our resources help you streamline your supply chain, remove waste, think innovatively and try new technologies:

Read on to try these and our other featured resources to help you streamline your supply chain.

This Week's Featured Resources

Supply Change Management

Supply Change Management

Effective Supply Chain Management improves the financial position of an organisation by delivering value linked to corporate strategies

Add Value to Your SC

Add Value to Your SC

Organisations can improve their supply chain performance by reviewing how value is added. Such as removing waste and increasing customer experience

Supply Chain Optimisation

Supply Chain Optimisation

Supply chain optimisation (SCO) is the application of tools and processes to streamline an end to end manufacturing or production operation

Supply Management Special Report - October 2020

 

In response, many firms are investing in data
analytics and intelligence tools to gain supply
chain visibility and support real-time decisionmaking.
Supply Management spoke to data
and supply chain experts to ask what are the
foundations of effective data intelligence.
In response to the wide-reaching impacts of Covid-19, many firms are investing in data analytics and intelligence tools to gain supply chain visibility and support real-time decision making. Supply Management spoke to data and supply chain experts to ask what are the foundations of effective data intelligence.

Contents:

  • "We need that vital data" - Malcolm Harrison, CIPS Group CEO shares his thoughts on why more businesses are pursuing digitisation
  • Where to start when making sense of data - we get expert insights on the building blocks of effective analytics tools  
  • Realising the rewards of cognitive procurement - IBM tells us how machines can enhance, not replace, human skills 
  • Using technology to increase visibility - CBRE's award-winning project to detect and protect against fraudulent activities 
Read all featured articles in our October Supply Management Special Report:

 

SM Special Report october

Featured Webinars & Podcasts

Inventory In Disrupted Supply

Inventory In Disrupted Supply

Hear Marcus Langford of Coliance discuss Managing inventory in a disrupted Supply Chain, highlighting the impacts of both Covid-19 and Brexit

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Shifts in Global Supply Chains

Shifts in Global Supply Chains

Kobus van der Wath and Rachel Wu from Axis Group cover shifts in Global Supply Chains in post-Covid world

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Engaging SMEs

Engaging SMEs

Hear Bran Gray, General Manager at Foodbuy Australia discuss the importance of SME engagement for economic recovery in a post-pandemic world

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Future Global Supply Chains

Future Global Supply Chains

See Andrew Lahy present on the future of global supply chains

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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

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Webinars on Demand

Webinars on Demand

We have compiled our most relevant webinars to help manage your supply chain in this time of change

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Support and Knowledge

STEEPLED

STEEPLED

STEEPLED Analysis is a strategic planning methodology that can be used across all business functions to discover, evaluate, organise

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Add Value to Your Supply Chain

Add Value to Your Supply Chain

Organisations can improve their supply chain performance by reviewing how value is added. Such as removing waste and increasing customer experience

Find out more
Cost Vs. Differentiation

Cost Vs. Differentiation

Michael Porter, Harvard Business School, developed a Strategies model for Competitive Advantage focusing on Cost, Differentiation and Focus Strategies

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Supply Chain Optimisation

Supply Chain Optimisation

Supply chain optimisation (SCO) is the application of tools and processes to streamline an end to end manufacturing or production operation

Find out more
Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Effective Supply Chain Management improves the financial position of an organisation by delivering value linked to corporate strategies

Find out more
Procurement Technology

Procurement Technology

Keeping on top of changing procurement trends can focus the organisation on digital transformation, supplier synergies and cost savings

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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

There have been three significant industrial revolutions; could we be in the midst of a fourth that enables autonomous communication

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Strategic SCM

Strategic SCM

Build a supply chain strategy by first identifying how your customers perceive value which will guide your corporate strategy

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Sector Focus

Construction Sector

Procurement teams in the construction sector have come under intense pressure during the COVID-19 crisis with supply and labour shortages

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Food Sector

See how businesses managed the perfect storm of demand outstripping capacity in a time of consumer over purchasing.

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Heroes of Procurement

SW Council

SW Council

See how sharing best practices and resources strengthened the SW Councils procurement networks

Woolworths

Woolworths

Woolworths Australia GM of procurement unpacks the retailer’s emergency supply strategy to respond to the sudden demand for more hygiene products

See All Hero Stories

See All Hero Stories

Procurement heroes have risen from all sectors to push companies forward in this rapidly changing environment

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Coronavirus FAQ

 
If a supplier is experiencing financial challenges or is at risk of going out of business, it is sensible to seek alternatives to secure your supply – but you should also consider the longer term benefits of helping suppliers deliver on their commitments. This could take several forms, such as payment in advance, upfront payment for raw material...Read More
Just as adhering to inflexible contract terms or taking legal action can irreparably damage supplier relationships, so proactive engagement and collaborative working can position you as customer of choice. For this, there are three core principles: prioritisation, communication and organisation. Firstly, using your procurement strategy... Read More
Data can help procurement professionals to monitor and manage risks within their supply chains, which is especially important at a time when many are experiencing supply chain disruption. The first step to setting up a data analysis programme is to ensure you are working with clean data, as this will put you in the best position to… Read More
When reviewing existing contracts and fast-tracking new or temporary ones, it may be beneficial to consider “smart” contracts which offer greater flexibility than a traditional agreement. Rather than locking both parties into strict deliverables at a time of widespread and unpredictable disruption, smart contracts include broader… Read More
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