Supply Chain Archive

5 Priorities for Retail Supply Chain during the On-Going COVID-19 Pandemic 

As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally, retailers have stepped up their efforts when it comes to providing consumers with essential goods and to protect the health and wellbeing of communities. In 2020, the global trade witnessed a significant downturn due to reduction of Chinese imports and the subsequent decline in activity. As of

Supply Chain Strategic Partnership & Partnership Maintaining 

One study showed that strategic suppliers partnership has a positive and significant effect on the integration of supply chain and supply chain performance. Supply chain partnership also helps increase the cooperation and communication between functions and firms, such as balancing production, synchronizing logistics, and shortening the time to market new products remarkably. Strengthening flexibility and

How to Find the Right Digital Manufacturing for Your Supply Chain 

A handful of forward-thinking manufacturers have evolved significantly over the past decade into digital supply chains that are far more agile, efficient, reliable, and versatile than their traditional predecessors. This is great news for like-minded companies and procurement teams wanting to partner with manufacturers that place importance on technology. So, how do you find the

Culture Integration and Adaptation in Supply Chain 

Organisational culture is a common cultural value growing up with a development of an enterprise. Generally, a culture will affect behaviour of firms, consistency of supply chain, and then enhance the cohesion and competence of supply chain. Cultural integration and adaptation is on the top of supply chain integration, which can be divided into integration

How Onshoring Makes Supply Chain More Efficient 

Supply chain managers keep discovering the benefits of onshoring options, taking advantage of contract manufacturers that use digital technologies and smart, on-demand manufacturing on shores. Managing global supply chains has arguably never been more challenging. Every industry has had its fair share of macro-economic unpredictability over the years, be it natural disasters, health epidemics and

The Continuous COVID-19 Pandemic: Have You Reboot Your Supply Chain? 

The global business and commerce fallout from the coronavirus continues. As news has reported, supply chain for companies large and small are being dramatically disrupted – from toys and Teslas to stranded lobsters and missing wedding dresses. The damaging economic and market impact is also a stunning reminder of China’s worldwide reach. There’s also the

Expert Formula to Combat Omnichannel Supply Chain Complexity 

In an omnichannel world, technology is a defining trait and a key challenge for the supply chain. The problem is that firms adopting cutting-edge technology for their supply chains often struggle against complexity. Especially in the age of pandemic, survey cited that 70 percent of 300 supply chain leaders said they were still in data

Logistics and Supply Chain Jobs are Vulnerable to Automation 

Automation is changing the paradigms in traditional warehouse operations. Logistics companies across the globe seek to enhance the order accuracy through the use of material handling equipment, conveyor systems and robotic automation. E-commerce as the unseparated bottomline of logistics also brings a great challenge for more efficient, low-cost delivery processes to distribute customers’ orders in

Supply Chain and Transformative Technology 

AI, analytics, and other Internet of Things has emerged in the world of work, improving the productivity of both in-house and field workers. Some high-profile emerging technologies promise to deliver practical impact for supply chains have also fulfilled its promise, such as drone and robot delivery. In addition, the list of cutting-edge tech innovations that

What Does Demand-Driven Supply Chain 2.0 Look Like? 

The demand-driven supply chain is not a new concept. Gartner, who first coined the phrase, found that fewer than 10 percent of companies consider their own supply chains to be fully integrated with other parts of the business. In many organisations, the supply chain is still largely isolated and not closely integrated with customer-facing parts