Friday 20th Oct 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

The last days of the spreadsheet

In a dynamic business environment where complexity rules, advanced planning systems are fast becoming ‘must have’ tools of the supply chain. Are the days of the spreadsheet numbered? By Nick Allen.

Oliver Wight launches IBP tool

Oliver Wight has devised an online self-assessment tool designed to work out how mature a business’s processes are.

Demand Management: what’s the plan?

The starting point in any successful supply chain strategy has to be understanding the demand it will have to meet. And the first stop has to be getting sales and marketing to see the benefit to them of demand planning. Malory Davies reports.

Time to win hearts and minds

An effective S&OP process can have huge benefits for a business. But putting the process in place means involving senior management right across the business and facing up to some harsh realities. Malory Davies reports…

Automotive sector needs to gear up for growth

Demand has been accelerating in the motor industry and companies need to balance growth, visibility, profitability, cycle times, demand and complexity in the supply chain.

A social dimension

Having a highly responsive and cost effective supply chain depends on good planning. But creating such plans requires a sound strategy and access to accurate, timely data. Could it be that social media has a role to play? By Nick Allen

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