A huge benefit of digital transformation in an organisation is overlooked to focus on the shiny new technology being implemented or the need for change in processes to work with the tech platforms. However, both technology and processes rely on one intersectional factor – people. Here are the four ways digital technology will optimise people’s performance in your organisation.Continue reading
Relational Vs. Transactional Contracts: How to build healthier and more beneficial supplier relationships
We’ve all been in those contract negotiation meetings with suppliers on one side of the table and buyers on the other. It often feels like it’s the way to “do business” with a bit of good cop/bad cop interplay that can actually undermine the relationship from the get-go. So what’s the solution? This article proposes a more relational, contemporary, collaborative approach to supplier relationship management and shows how an SRM platform helps you achieve this.Continue reading
How Technology Improves Supply Chain Agility
Supply chain agility was one of the most frequently recurring themes we identified in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 survey.
This article delves deeper into the definition of agility, and the five components of supply chain agility then takes a look at each, in turn, to explore how technology could help your company thrive in uncertain times.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
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
Why Your Supply Chain Manager is your Sales Superhero
We believe your supply chain and procurement department can have as much of an impact on your business growth as the superstar salesperson who is driven by results. So how does the interplay between sales and supply chain work to grow your business?Continue reading
How Technology Amplifies Accreditation to Help You Win Tenders
To compete on larger projects, increasingly clients are looking to work only with accredited contractors. So how does supply chain management software help you achieve accreditation so you can start to supercharge your business growth and compete on a bigger project stage?Continue reading