Supply Chain Articles

Supply Chain and Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing Hydraulic Fracturing, commonly known as fracking , hits the news again as Lancashire County Council’s planning department   recommends  that Cuadrilla can commence drilling  on four wells. But surpri...

Global Supply Chains - What Are They

Global Supply Chains - What Are They? A global supply chain refers to the network created among different worldwide companies producing, handling and distributing specific goods and/or products. When did globalisation truly begin? Some worl...

Demand Driven Supply Chain - Agility

Demand Driven Supply Chain - Agility Until recently, manufacturing industries would measure their success in terms of their supply chains performance, efficiency, distribution network, price controls, procurement, production, quality controls, ma...

Supply Chain Management 3PL Example

Supply Chain Management 3PL Example In the 1980s, the term Supply Chain Mangement [SCM] was coined to express the need to integrate the key business processes, from end user through to original suppliers. Original suppliers are those that prov...

Reducing Supply Chain Barriers v Removing Import Tariffs

Reducing Supply Chain Barriers v Removing Import Tariffs A recent report published by the World Bank earlier this year suggests that by removing global supply chain barriers could have a greater impact upon the growth of the Global GDP by a stagg...

Managing Supplier Networks

Managing Supplier Networks All organisations seek to improve their supplier networks and to achieve optimum cost efficiency, speed of communication and dynamic flow of information in both directions. This can only be achieved by the integratio...

Global Supply Chain Finance

Global Supply Chain Finance Global supply-chain finance refers to the set of solutions available for financing specific goods and/or products as they move from origin to destination along the supply chain. With the lengthening of a business&...

Expansion of Supply Chain Footprint - Impact upon Risk

Expansion of Supply Chain Footprint - Impact upon Risk When we extend our supply chain we create a number of factors that can impact upon the delivery of goods and services as well as increasing the risk factors. When you grow your supply chai...

Supply Chain Risk and Contract Management

Supply Chain Risk and Contract Management When it comes to strategic sourcing, supplier management and supply chain risk programsm, Contracting and contract management is sometimes passed aside in favour of getting the signature on the contract. ...

Risk Guidelines Coca Cola Approach

Risk Guidelines - Coca Cola Approach Organisations generally look to risk management guidelines such as those set out by the International Organization for Standardization's 31000:2009 set of guidelines and standards. Accepted worldwide, they pro...

Pharmacuetical Flux in Global Supply Chains

Pharmacuetical Flux in Global Supply Chains The Pharmacuetical Industry has been thrown into a state of change and flux after decades of relative stability. This has been largely due to the recent company acquisitions, intense activity in the for...

Arab Spring

Arab Spring All eyes must be watching the unfolding political instability and the millitary intervention in Egypt Presidential leadership. The current uprising which has lead to political upheaval and potentially damaging stability for access to ...

Supply Chain Influences of Climate Change

Supply Chain – Influences of Climate Change The Global supply chain has become in many cases a lengthy series of companies that are far removed from the corporate brand that delivers the marketing message and deals with the consumers. When ...

Global Supply Chain Fuels Wage Inflation Divide

Global Supply Chain – Fuels Wage Inflation Divide There has been a growing trend across Asia of wage demands and social unrest directed towards the growing divide of income inequality as business owners and higher management gain financial ...

Cold Supply Chain Vaccines & Food

Cold Supply Chain – Vaccines & Food A cold supply chain is commonly used in the food and pharmaceutical undustries where the product has to be kept under temperature control throughout the chain. Typically fresh fish would be a simpl...

Building a supply-chain society - CSR

Building a supply-chain society - CSR Reducing the risk from breaches in the supply chain that can impact upon your companies CSR [corporate social responsibility] requires all those in the supply chain to share the same values. Take the recen...

The Supply Chain is Broken

The Supply Chain is Broken We Used to Eat Horse Meat – Why Not Now? Horse meat has been found in beefburgers and or meat products and processed foods in the UK and Irish Republic but why are people so upset? The discovery of horse DNA...

Supply Chain Breakdown The Horse Meat Scandal

Supply Chain Breakdown - The Horse Meat Scandal Nothing has demonstrated the breakdown of the supply chain moreso than the current 'horse meat' scandal The supply chain should be traceable from the 'tree to the table' the simplist supply chain...

What is a Supply Chain

What is a Supply Chain? In simple terms a supply chain is the series of organisations, people using mechanisms and resources to move a product or service from its origination to the customer. For example, how does an orange growing on a tree in M...

Practical Contract Management

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