Four Supply Chain Strategies for a Better Business Future

When it comes to supply chain management, we know there’s no magic bullet or crystal ball that we can promise that will pave the way to success. With that in mind, however, we have noticed some key differentiators that market leaders are putting in place that are going to be essential over the coming 24 months.

We believe these four strategies rise above tactical hacks and instead focus your energy on useful and practical targets for the future.

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10 Lessons from Supply Chain Leaders

The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 is a renowned annual ranking of the world’s superior supply chains.

We’ve taken a closer look at this insightful and detailed study and we’ve delved into the trends by analysing the word frequency throughout the report.

We’ve found 10 key recurring themes that transcend some of the huge multinational, C-suite findings they present that you can actually focus on day to day.

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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.

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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?

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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…

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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.

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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.

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