What’s next in supply chain systems? There’s plenty to be excited about First-generation supply chains were good at automating and optimizing processes. But they were restricted to functional silos – and that’s not enough for what we need in supply chains today. Advances in supply chain technology are needed if procurement teams are to manage … Continue reading 4 Reasons To Be Excited About The Future Of Supply Chain Technology
Are you ready for what’s to come? … Every day, those of us in Australia, the US and Europe are increasingly feeling the full force of the coronavirus. In Italy, where the situation has escalated, the country has been fully quarantined. Countries all over the world are implementing strict restrictions on incoming travellers, and with … Continue reading Life At The Coronavirus Epicentre: Is This A Glimpse Into Our Future?
We have to try to engage proactively with a changing business world, no matter how impossible it seems to predict what is coming. ‘It’s difficult to make predictions – especially about the future,’ as an old Danish proverb observes. The saying – sometimes attributed to physicist Niels Bohr – makes perfect sense. Predictions are hostages … Continue reading Disrupt – Or Be Disrupted
Are you being proactive in managing risks to your business from the coronavirus? The death toll from the coronavirus has reached more than 2,800 and the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 80,000. Beyond the enormous human toll, the effects of the coronavirus and the efforts to control its spread are being felt throughout the … Continue reading How to Manage Supply Chain Risks From the Coronavirus Outbreak
Whether or not your business is prioritising sustainability right now, there’s no doubt that it will be the focus for many of us in 2020 and beyond. As we all well know, executing on sustainability can be challenging. Is it even possible to have full supply chain transparency? How do we manage the requirement to … Continue reading ‘Often The Right Way Isn’t The Easy Way,’ – Sustainable Sourcing From A World Leader
The business case for diversity is clear – diverse teams and leaders are more innovative, collaborative, successful and profitable. But when it comes to diversity in leadership, we’re not where we need to be. How do we get there? Procurement as a profession has proven our ability to change, to adapt and to thrive. From … Continue reading Will 2020 Be Our 50-50 Year? How To Help More Women Into Leadership In Procurement
Adaptability and agility in the supply chain are crucial in responding to fluctuations in demand and shorter product cycles. Today’s global marketplace is volatile and fast-moving. Adaptability and agility in the supply chain are crucial in responding to fluctuations in demand and shorter product cycles. Agility within this unpredictable market requires that your supply chain … Continue reading 3 Success Factors In Building An Agile Supply Chain