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Metrics – Championing the cause of the supply chain management professional

Metrics – Championing the cause of the supply chain management professional

Metrics are not simply a way of measuring things. They can also empower supply chain management professionals to bring about the changes that are needed in their company’s supply chains in order to equalize the status between competing factors. Let’s take a look at three different business scenarios in order to ascertain how metrics can be used to solve the […]

by · July 20, 2015 · Supply Chain Management
The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2015 – Why you should enter?

The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2015 – Why you should enter?

All supply chain management professionals like to think they occupy a place in the upper echelons of the supply chain industry.  Some however go out of their way to prove this to be the case, and we at Supply Chain Station would like to remind those of you to whom this applies, that the Supply Chain European Excellence Awards are […]

by · June 22, 2015 · Supply Chain Management
The changing face of supply chain management and the challenges we face

The changing face of supply chain management and the challenges we face

As the topography of the global supply chain landscape continues to change, the skills that supply chain management commands need to change. Increasingly, as businesses strive to get the very best out of their supply chains, in view of emerging technologies and the constantly changing shape of global markets, more and more is being expected of supply chain managers. Unfortunately […]

Supply Chain Management must learn to deal with the increased global risk factor

Supply Chain Management must learn to deal with the increased global risk factor

The Quarter One Global Risk Index 2015 compiled by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) warns of a minefield of risks to supply chain management and managers that could lead to significant supply chain disruptions in the near future. The Quarter One Risk Index recorded that global risk is being heightened by falling commodity prices which are impacting […]

The New Breed of Supply Chain Software incorporating Big Data

The New Breed of Supply Chain Software incorporating Big Data

To remain current, supply chain software must constantly evolve. This evolution must reflect the changes that occur in industries and markets around the world, and must also react to new innovations in IT with particular regard to data processing. Early usage of Big Data So called “Big Data” is not a new innovation as such, but its accessibility is. Big […]

Developing Supply Chain Management Philosophy alongside NIST Supply Chain Risk Management Guidelines

Developing Supply Chain Management Philosophy alongside NIST Supply Chain Risk Management Guidelines

One key element to good supply chain management is the mitigation of risk. A new publication entitled “Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations” produced by The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) has just been released. Its focus is the supply chain risk management (SCRM) that is inherent when new IT systems are being […]

Supply Chain Management – “Adopting Triple Advantage” Philosophy

Supply Chain Management – “Adopting Triple Advantage” Philosophy

The World Economic Forum (WEF) produced a report in January 2015 which is a “must-read” document for key movers (or those who aspire to be) within the supply chain management profession. The report, which is entitled “Beyond Supply Chains – Empowering Responsible Value Chains” was complied in collaboration with Accenture. A full PDF copy can be downloaded from the Accenture […]

The role of sourcing and procurement within strategic supply chain management

The role of sourcing and procurement within strategic supply chain management

Technically, sourcing and procuring are different sides of the same coin. Sourcing refers to the practice and skill of being able to track down sources of supply. Procurement refers to taking those sources of supply that have been identified as being purposefully advantageous in theory, and molding them into realizable sources of supply that are deliverable advantageous in real terms. […]

by · March 3, 2015 · Procurement