Insight

Welcome to the SourceDogg Insight hub, where we walk you through everything you need to know about mastering your supplier data, streamlining your procurement processes and building great supplier relationships.

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.

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ESG in The Supply Chain – 6 Steps to Navigate Complexity

It feels like Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is recently both ubiquitous and increasingly demanding on all businesses, especially for supply chain managers.

Here, we discuss the definition of ESG, the two main challenges for supply chain leaders and propose a simple six-step process for meeting the demands of leadership teams, investors and the government alike…

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Balancing Cost Optimisation Vs. Investment in Resilience

When change and unpredictability are the norm, increasing resilience in the supply chain is a key priority for most businesses. One often overlooked fact is that increasing resilience does come at a cost. The cost of doing nothing may also be significant, but how do you balance the risk vs. reward? Here, we discuss the delicate equilibrium of Just in Time Vs. Just in Case and how data and technology help you make the tough calls a little simpler.

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4 Strategies to Combat Supply Chain Instability

No one could have predicted the unsettling and frankly bizarre amount of twists and turns supply chain leaders have faced over the past few years… but without an elusive crystal ball what can be done to combat supply chain instability?

We’ve compiled this essential list of 4 strategies for your business to consider and key tactics to implement within each strategy to make sure your supply chain is robust and resilient – even in tough times.

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The 6 Biggest Supply Chain Challenges (and how technology solves them)

We’ve analysed the findings from the business challenges stated in the comprehensive 2022 Material Handling Industry report and believe six themes occur repeatedly.

As a supply chain professional you can then address these as more significant concepts and start proactively making changes to your business to gain productivity, resilience and competitive advantage for business growth. Let’s dive into these themes and see how implementing technology platforms like SourceDogg can help you address the challenges in your business.

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ESG in The Supply Chain – 6 Steps to Navigate Complexity

It feels like Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is recently both ubiquitous and increasingly demanding on all businesses, especially for supply chain managers.

Here, we discuss the definition of ESG, the two main challenges for supply chain leaders and propose a simple six-step process for meeting the demands of leadership teams, investors and the government alike…

Read More »

The 6 Biggest Supply Chain Challenges (and how technology solves them)

We’ve analysed the findings from the business challenges stated in the comprehensive 2022 Material Handling Industry report and believe six themes occur repeatedly.

As a supply chain professional you can then address these as more significant concepts and start proactively making changes to your business to gain productivity, resilience and competitive advantage for business growth. Let’s dive into these themes and see how implementing technology platforms like SourceDogg can help you address the challenges in your business.

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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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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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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.

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