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Covid-19 has put unprecedented demand on supply chains around the globe. With procurement and supply professionals being recognised now more than ever for the essential role that they play in delivering efficiencies and keeping supply chains operational in today’s challenging environment, it’s never been a better time to take a closer look at the operations management.

This week we will help you focus on the opportunities in your organisation and identify areas of savings and increased efficiencies to ensure your organisation remains as efficient as possible now and for the future.

This Week's Featured Resources

Economic Snapshot

Economic Snapshot

CIPS Economist Dr John Glen talks about the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the global economy

Operations Management

Operations Management

See how to take a closer look at you operations management areas in your organisation and identify areas of savings and increased efficiencies

Materials Planning

Materials Planning

Learn about the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system, a planning tool used in production that analyses inventory vs production capacity

Featured Webinars & Podcasts

Game Theory

Game Theory

Hear from Marcus Schreiber as he discusses "What is game theory"

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Global Supply Chain Future

Global Supply Chain Future

Listen as we talk to Andrew Lahy about "The Future of Global Supply Chains"

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Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Planning

Watch Dr. Muddassir Ahmed explain "5 Levels of Supply Chain Planning"

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6 Benefits of ABC Analysis

6 Benefits of ABC Analysis

See Dr. Muddassir Ahmed explain the "6 Benefits Of ABC Analysis"

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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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Heroes of Procurement

Metropolitan Police

Metropolitan Police

See how the Metropolitan Police established a new supply chain to produce hand sanitisers by working closely with London distilleries and breweries

Stryker

Stryker

See how a group of medical manufacturers collaborated to increase production of beds and globally assist hospitals lacking resources

See All Hero Stories

See All Hero Stories

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

Support and Knowledge

Demand Driven Supply Chain

Demand Driven Supply Chain

DDSC is a system of technologies and processes that sense and react to real-time demand across a network of customers, suppliers and employees

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Forecasting

Forecasting

Learn how forecasting can help deal with excessive inventory, poor customer service, cash flow issues, stock outs and more procurement problems

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Pareto Analysis

Pareto Analysis

Read more about Pareto analysis principle serves as the basis for ABC analysis and is often also referred to as the 80/20 or 90/10 rule

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Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Network Design

SCND is the process for building and modelling the supply chain to understand the costs and time to bring goods and services to market

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Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing

See how lean manufacturing can drive cost reduction and improved quality and profitability

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Agile Supply

Agile Supply

Read how agility allows companies to reduce costs and rationalise inventory by anticipating demand as effectively as possible

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Managing the Tail Spend

Managing the Tail Spend

Learn to manage tail spend before it creates issues for your procurement, finance and warehouse team

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Operations Management Tools

Operations Management Tools

Access ops management tools such as; Porter's Value Chain, Seven Wastes Tool and Nature of Demand

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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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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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