Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Sourcing has probably been the biggest thing over the last decade or two, coupled with that reduction in local manufacturing of course. Sourcing is now predominantly overseas: China is one of the big sourcing countries of course, along with India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

The following article was contributed by Batool Iqbal, from Damco Pakistan – a subsidiary of Ap-Moller Maersk Group. The idea of a supply chain control tower emerged in 1990’s, triggered by the need to view and control the movement of goods in factories, distribution centers and pipeline inventories. Its mission is to gather and integrate data from various sources and orchestrate it in such a way that it enhances supply chain visibility and efficiency.

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Three Benefits of a Resilient Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

This disruption can be responsible for events as disparate seeming as deep freezes in the UK , record snowfalls in the US , drought in the Amazon, and floods in Pakistan. When La Niña threatens the ability to source material, manage operations and inventory, or transport it, it becomes a supply chain problem. Supply chain solutions need to be flexible enough to change and powerful enough to help organizations stay online, manage inventory and respond to change.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). A TMS with inventory allocation enables shippers to monitor shipments down to the package level. Pakistan.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common. Plus, sharing sales and inventory data and shipment information erases stoppages and uncertainty, which equals a more efficient supply chain. Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods. Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published October 25, 2019 in Global Trade Magazine. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common. Plus, sharing sales and inventory data and shipment information erases stoppages and uncertainty, which equals a more efficient supply chain. Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint.