Blockchain or to be formal, Distributed Ledger Technology, (DLT) is not just the IT process enabling Bitcoin. It is real, valuable, and coming to a supply chain near you.
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Supply Chain Managers understandably focus on the physical movement of goods and, increasingly, on the supporting flows of information. Typically, how money moves through the chain is somebody else’s problem. However, this approach is flawed because cash flow issues are the most avoidable cause of supply chain vulnerability and failure.
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Academics love to quibble over definitions, but the two-letter difference between ‘digitisation’ and ‘digitalisation’ does have profound, real- world, significance. The currently accepted distinction comes from market researcher Gartner. It says that Digitisation “takes an analogue process and changes it to a digital form without changes to the process itself”. But Digitalisation “is the use of…
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Everyday we hear stories about how ‘‘digital transformation is disruptive, and disruption is bad for business”. To me, this is astonishing, because digital transformation is not a new concept or one ‘still coming down the line’. It is already here, happening all around us, and has done so for years! In this infographic, we illustrate…
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In our previous blog, we learned that the problem with Supply Chain Management (SCM) lies in the word ‘chain’. It forces us to think in sequences where ‘B’ can’t begin until ‘A’ is completed.
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In our previous blog post, we learned that Supply Chain Management (SCM), was born in an era of transition. From manufacturers ‘pushing’ the products they could most easily or profitably make… To one where they had to be responsive to customers demand for choice and variety.
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In this 3-part blog series, we will look at the evolution of supply chains, from the profound changes in business organisation and technology in the 1970s. To where we are today on the cusp of yet another evolution which will prove even more significant.
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Can intelligent freight matching help boost UK productivity? If we measured it as GDP per hour worked, the UK’s productivity has pretty much flat-lined since 2008, and although recent figures suggest some improvement, we still lag well behind countries such as Germany and France. Many reasons are suggested, and few solutions have been proposed. But…
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Road freight prices across Europe rose to their highest level in over a decade in the last quarter of 2017, according to the Transport Market Monitor from Capgemini and Transporeon. With continuing economic growth, that in itself is hardly surprising – more worrying however, is that road freight capacity was over 23% lower than in the same quarter of 2016.
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