We explore six ways that can guarantee you that dream head of supply chain management job… Firstly, take time to find out what the job is really about. At its simplest level in manufacturing, for example, it means leading the sourcing and procurement of direct and indirect materials from suppliers, production, warehousing, transport and the … Continue reading 6 Sure-Fire Ways To Become A Head Of Supply Chain
Are you able to adapt your behaviours in cross-cultural encounters? Your final step may be to take more account of your CQ Action. Throughout this series of articles we have been looking into Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and it’s relevance to working across culture, distance and time. We have already explored 3 of the 4 main components … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders – Understanding CQ Action
Got major procurement issues in your organisation? You may well be able to use technology and automated procurement to solve them. The procurement process is much more complex than it looks. The more complex it is, the higher the number of issues. An automated procurement process can help you prevent and resolve these issues. However, … Continue reading Traditional vs Automated Procurement Process
Why did the chicken cross the road? More importantly, was there traceability of its journey and how many miles did it cover? Maybe blockchain can help us answer this age-old question… Do you find yourself thinking more and more about the journey your food has taken to get to your plate? It’s not just because … Continue reading Blockchain – A New Flavour of Traceability
Leadership is as much a skill as sales, accounting, engineering or programming, but is rarely treated that way by companies making hiring decisions. There is a lot of complicated management theory about management and leadership. There are detailed guides to choosing the correct management style. Should your leaders be Authoritative or Visionary or Transactional or … Continue reading The Leadership Styles That Work Best
Despite the general consensus that risk management is important, recent studies have found that many companies still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do… “The Supply Chain stuff is tricky!” – Elon Musk at Code Conference in 2016. When someone like Elon Musk says that something is tricky, it … Continue reading Ignore Supply Chain Risks… At Your Own Peril!
Procurement’s new direction comes complete with a number of new risks to consider. And automation accounts for a few of them. For several years now we’ve heard the same message – procurement is going to become more strategically focused in organisations. One of the key enablers cited in this change is technology and the increasing … Continue reading Are you Effectively Mitigating your Automation Risk?