Understanding Supply Chain Management

Posted by Jason Tindley on 12-Apr-2019 10:00:00

Supply chain management is often confused with logistics, which is only one component of the supply chain, albeit a significant one.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy, Supply Chain Management

What Skills Does A Supply Chain Consultant Need & Why?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 13-Mar-2019 11:46:32

The results of a leaner and more resilient supply chain go far deeper than just cost savings. Speed of delivery to the customer is a differentiator, especially in consumer goods and online sales. So how can a supply chain consultant help achieve this desired outcome? What skills are involved?

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy

6 Benefits Of Supply Chain Management To Retailers

Posted by Jason Tindley on 27-Feb-2019 10:06:01

 

The fact that Amazon was considering drones as a delivery channel highlights how important that giant considers retail supply chain management to be. That particular innovation focused on only one aspect of the process – speed of delivery to customers (at as low a cost as possible). Optimising the supply chain is not just about reducing costs. It also enhances competitiveness by making your proposition more attractive and winning market share. In the fiercely competitive retail and eCommerce space, winning often equates to faster and cheaper delivery. How well those costs are absorbed into product pricing depends on smart and proactive supply chain management.

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Topics: Warehouse Management, Warehouse Management System, Supply Chain Strategy

7 Key Responsibilities Of A Supply Chain Consultant

Posted by Jason Tindley on 09-Aug-2018 09:40:17

Any consultant is expected to supply specific expertise and deliverables as per his or her terms of reference, and that is their responsibility during a consultation assignment.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy

What Do Supply Chain Consultants Do & How Important Are They?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 11-Jul-2018 09:09:51

Reducing costs while improving reliability and customer satisfaction is how one can sum up the ideals of a Supply Chain Consultant. It’s what they do. How that is achieved is a mixture of strategy and tactical steps that come together in recommendations and a blueprint for moving forward. The potential to enhance the bottom line in a sustainable manner, while driving out greater efficiencies, is one of the main justifications why organisations engage experienced consultants. These are usually the more forward looking enterprises who understand that getting ahead of the competition and staying there often requires innovative thinking combined with a truly deep understanding of the supply chain and procurement processes.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy

Why Hire Supply Chain Consultants As A Small Business?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 19-Feb-2018 17:03:29

Consider this fact: a single strategy change, process tweak, or resource realignment might save a large company 1% of its logistics and supply chain overhead. That could well map to a 10% saving in a smaller company. This principle underlines the simple fact that the objective of a reputable supply chain consultant is to save you money, thereby increasing your profits. Whether it is expressed as increasing efficiency, enhancing productivity, or successfully enabling a new initiative, it really can be boiled down to reducing costs at the end of the day. Any company of any size will benefit from the expertise and wide experience of a consultant.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy

3 Key Roles Of A Supply Chain Consultant & How They Can Help

Posted by Jason Tindley on 29-Dec-2017 10:20:00

Good supply chain management results in a competitive edge, increased profitability and productivity through lean and efficient processes. No matter how satisfied you are with your specific network, only a cool appraisal by an independent external expert can reassure you that you are not missing any number of potential enhancements. You could be leaving money on the table unwittingly.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy

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