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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

Restarting & Synchronising Supply Chain with the New Normal 

Leading an organisation through the rebound from COVID-19, when uncertainty and concerns over the health and safety of people remain, will be challenging. Needless to say, restarting complex global supply chains that have been impacted by both demand-side shocks and supply-side disruptions will not be easy. Yet, the pivot that organisations must make is across

Recovering Process for Supply Chain in The COVID-19 Crisis 

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis without a modern parallel. The lack of precedent for a black swan event so broad in its impact across geographic, demographic, and economic sectors explains why many public and private sector organisations were already becoming strained before the WHO officially declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Today,

5 Affordable Procurement Software in 2020 

In this day and age, businesses can make the best use of technology to help them make a difference in terms of the acquisition of supplies. In this case, procurement software does just that. Procurement software helps automate the purchasing process and manages all activities related to an organisation’s expenditure. It makes complex processes easier,

COVID-19: Digitations in Supply Chain & What To Adapt 

Overall impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain remains unknown even though it is forecasted normalcy in China return in April, Reuters reported. China’s role in global trade has grown significantly as a primary producer of high-value products and components that are exported globally. China has also become a large customer of global commodities and