We believe skilled labour and talent and human resource management difficulties will be the biggest challenge for the construction and engineering sector for the next 12 months, so companies that plan effectively will emerge ahead of the competition.Continue reading
How to Supercharge Supply Chain Sustainability
In contrast to the conflation that sustainable means “green”, the push for sustainability should encompass a multitude of other business goals and organisational values. In this article, we discuss where the push for sustainable business practice comes from and what you can do to prepare for the ever-increasing demands for this in your business.Continue reading
Construction Industry Supply Chain – The 2022 Halftime Review
As we reach the midpoint of the year, it’s a great time to reflect on the state of the industry at halftime. How is the industry performing? What have been the key trends and themes emerging for the construction supply chain and how can you prepare for the second half of 2022?Continue reading
How Sales Strategy can Strengthen Supply Chains
Supply chain issues seem to be front and centre of many business meetings at the moment, and this reaches far beyond the procurement and operations teams. Supply chain teams don’t operate in a vacuum and the delicate interplay with sales is becoming ever more vital for company success. Here, we look at a particular example of Ford which has stopped taking Fiesta orders after supply chain issues ‘significantly affect’ production. What has driven this decision and what can we learn from their approach?Continue reading
Five Strategies to Boost Supply Chain Performance in Complicated Times
With so many strong external forces at play in the supply chain world at the moment, it’s easy to feel out of control. The truth is that no one can control everything and you can be forgiven for that feeling of powerlessness but there are still many strategies you can still employ to boost effectiveness and efficiency in these complex times, here are our top five…Continue reading
The Impact of Inflation (& how supply chains can handle it)
According to the Office of National Statistics, the inflation rate (YoY) is 9.0% and The Bank of England expects the rate of inflation to keep rising throughout 2022. In this article, we discuss how we got here, what we can learn and how forward-thinking supply chain teams can focus on three areas of your operation to make a tangible change to how your business experiences inflation.Continue reading
The Cost of Doing Business: 1 in 4 SMEs Increase Prices to Customers
The headlines over the past month or so have been dominated by the cost of living crisis and SMEs are feeling the effects of inflation too – which in turn affects their employees and their customers.
New research from Iwoca reveals the effects of rising inflation and business costs on small business owners. In this article, we look deeper at some of the research findings and give vital insight into how your business can survive and thrive against this backdrop of change.
Crisis Averted – How to Avoid Supply Chain Catastrophe
It feels like there’s a new crisis every day affecting the supply chain – it’s certainly been a turbulent time for supply chain managers so far in 2022. If you’re experiencing price hikes or extended lead times like many of our clients, it may be time to start a data-driven, pragmatic conversation with your supply chain using technology to help you avert the crisis…Continue reading
4 Ways to Increase Supply Chain Productivity for Performance (and Profit!)
Productivity is one of those management terms that is over-used and yet frequently misunderstood. We like to summarise it as “How can you do more for less?”
When we look across why many of our clients implement SourceDogg, their challenges blend and amalgamate to fall into 4 areas for improvement…Continue reading
Balancing Client Demands Vs. Supply Chain Needs
Thriving in a world of ever-increasing complexity and uncertainty is a difficult task for many businesses and with this added adversity comes a host of prickly compromises within the organisations themselves.
This creates pressure in the business across many departments, but one of the main tension is the interplay between sales and the supply chain.
So how can technology help balance these seemingly conflicting needs?Continue reading