supply chain Archive

Advancing On-Demand Healthcare Delivery 

Manufacturers are building up direct delivery models in response to increasing online and home care channels. The online pharmaceutical markets will grow to $128 billion by 2023. Services will be pushed from hospital or clinics, to a home care environment to increase customer convenience and reduce cost of care. Mobile healthcare professionals provide treatment at

No Supply Chain Can be 100% Secure: Here is What TO DO 

Today’s new security systems allow threatening materials, weapons, drugs and currency to be detected and identified automatically, even in concealed shipments. Even so, enhancing security levels should still become a major priority for governments and companies due to reliance on technology that is continuously growing. For instance, in some parcel bomb incident discoveries, the US

Digital Platforms in Freight Networks Supply Chain 

Digital freight networks (DFN) are a new class of freight service providers that combine technology, data, and a dense network of carriers and shippers to reduce the inefficiencies in the freight industry. Unlike traditional brokers and asset-based carriers that focus primarily on transporting freight, DFNs move freight more efficiently while also providing insights that help

Preparing Supply Chain for AI, Blockchain & Machine Learning: 5 Questions to Ask

Data is the new oil – it becomes more essential than ever. Technological leaps like blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning run on data. They’re already beginning to transform supply chain operations across many sectors. So, is your supply chain organization prepared to adopt these emerging technologies and generate operational improvements to deliver the anticipated

2 Types of Inventory Control Systems 

Inventory control systems are technology solutions that integrate all aspects of an organization’s inventory tasks, including shipping, purchasing, receiving, warehouse storage, turnover, tracking, and reordering. While there are some debates regarding the differences between inventory management and inventory control, the truth is that a good inventory control system does it all by taking a holistic

Supply Chain Can Never be 100% Secure: Here is Why

According to the PwC report on Transportation & Logistics 2030, no supply chain will ever be 100 percent secure. While technology can help increase security, apparently it is not enough. No wonder, enhancing security levels is a major priority for governments and companies and the reliance on technology is continuously growing.  The global security market

The Complexity of Port Call Operations

Port call operations involve a substantial number of actors. Upon reaching the coastal area, the maritime authority is involved, including pilots and tug operators or other supporting nautical services required to bring a ship from a port area to berth. Port providers that deal with port call operations are also there to ensure that everything

Performance Management in Supply Chain & Operations 

Today, material planners, customer order managers, and professionals outside supply chain departments can easily prioritise their daily operations by using cross-functional supply chain information. However, according to a Deloitte survey, there are two sides of trade-offs which will greatly affect the developments and should be the focus on professionals and supply chain managers. First, with

4 Core Supply Chain Capabilities

Organisations are moving away from focusing their supply chain efforts on functional excellence to leveraging supply chain as a strategic capability, Deloitte study found. With this, supply chain firms should fulfil the core capabilities that form the functional backbone of the supply chain itself. These core capabilities also help supply chain operations at leveraging its

Knowing Supply Chains Better: Terms You Should Know

Many people often believe that logistics and supply chains fall in the same categories. Yet, these terms have their own functions in the logistics industries. For instance, supply chains represent the overall sourcing, processing and delivery of goods to the end customers, while logistics specifically focuses on moving and storing goods between different supply chain