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
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
Supplier Onboarding: Five Steps to Remove Friction
The foundation of a strong supplier relationship is a great onboarding process. Unfortunately, the process isn’t quite as straightforward, simple or as speedy as you’d hope. How do you remove friction and streamline supplier onboarding? Here’s our guide to the pitfalls and problems of poor onboarding and five steps to fixing them.Continue reading
Six Reasons Why Your Supplier Data is a Mess (and How to Fix It)
Supplier data challenges are ubiquitous across most businesses in some form. It’s a major hindrance to business growth, so understanding what makes “bad data” and therefore how to fix it is a good idea for any business looking to enhance productivity and their bottom line.Continue reading