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  • With Brexit Looming, New Supply Chain Requirements Emerge
    On October 31st, the United Kingdom will leave the EU, with or without an exit deal. This, combined with the 2019 EU election results that changed the political landscape, opens speculation regarding this alternative reality, and what requirements it would put on companies in the EU. Since the establishment of the European single market in 1993, member countries of the EU have had the privilege of enjoying the guaranteed free movement of capital, goods, services, and labor within the EU without any restrictions of a fiscal nature. The single market is, however, facing severe changes. As October 31st draws closer,…
    Written on Friday, 06 September 2019 22:43
On October 31st, the United Kingdom will leave the EU, with or without an exit deal. This, combined with the 2019 EU election results that changed the political landscape, opens speculation regarding this alternative reality,…
You know that great feeling you get when you have an expert getting the job done? More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive…
Have you looked at a job listing for a supply chain planner recently? The planner’s role has expanded to include a combination of technical skills and communications and interpersonal skills. A recent, typical job ad…
After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized. This trend has important implications to supply chain planning. But first let’s take a look at the factors driving…
Back home today after a fantastic trip to Spain including the Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference. I think with all the delicious fish I consumed in Barcelona I should have enough omega-3 fatty acids…
With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitized essential tasks like inventory planning. The reality is that this transformation takes time and…
People think of supply chain risk, they often think about the impact of major unforeseen “headline grabbing” events - like the tsunami in Japan impacting automotive supply chains or horse meat making its way into…
Source: Gartner Research Gartner Research analyst Paul Lord has developed a thought-provoking approach (shown in the above diagram) for tailoring supply and inventory tactics to different inventory segments. Traditional ABC inventory models segment inventory into…
Most companies are still trying to use Excel to optimize their inventories. Supply Chain Insights’ 2018 Inventory Optimization Technologies Study suggests the number may be as high as 75%. These companies struggle to meet service…