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Are your supply chain initiatives falling short?

Lots of businesses have ambitious plans for their supply chain. You might yourself. But many supply chain initiatives fail…

17 March 2022

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Sustainability is a chance for supply chains, not a challenge

It’s common for many business leaders to think the push for sustainability is driven solely by customers. Whether it’s …

11 March 2022

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When Ai Goes Wrong

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What happens when A.I. goes wrong?

The Australian Open took place recently. And like all the best stories in life, the eventual winner came back from the death to …

4 March 2022

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How To Sell Sales And Operations Planning To Sales

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How to sell S&OP to Sales (and everyone else)

Ever heard the story of the American man who mistakenly bought London bridge, thinking he was buying Tower Bridge (the pretty one…

23 February 2022

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What Is Return On Investment

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What is Return on Investment (ROI)?

Every investment carries some level of risk. And when companies decide to make an investment, one of the key points to consider is…

2 February 2022

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Environmental Supply Chain Management

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How to save the world by reducing your inventory

It wasn’t that long ago Australia was on fire. It’s estimated that by 2070 a third of the world’s population will live in …

11 November 2021

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Cost-effective inventory management: 5 steps to unlock your competitive advantage

Cost-effective inventory management is an important source for creating competitive advantages. It enables companies to deliver …

2 November 2021

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There’s not a shortage of containers, just a shortage of thinking

“A container, a container, my kingdom for a container.” OK, probably not a direct quote, but maybe close to what you’ve been …

21 September 2021

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Responding to change and the power of S&OP

The world’s changed somewhat in the last 18 months. As opening statements go, that one’s as obvious as proclaiming the sky’s…

13 September 2021

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Master Data: your 11 killer questions answered

So, if master data is SO important, why is it always overlooked (or worse still, ignored completely)? The answer is simple: …

17 June 2021

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ABC Analysis: The ultimate guide

Before we dive into the topic of ABC Analysis, imagine that you have a range of 10,000 SKUs… over 1,000 customers…and hundreds…

28 October 2020

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product availability

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Product availability – 6 tips to say goodbye to availability issues without having to spend an extra penny on stock!

Tony Wild, the inventory expert, once said: “Inventory is the result of lack of data.”   But what about …

28 August 2020

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Reduce carbon emissions with accurate inventory management

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that warming of the earth is creating a serious threat to the planet …

18 March 2020

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7 deadly sins of stock-outs

Stock-outs are the work of the devil. As the ultimate crusher of customer satisfaction, these supply chain pests must be avoided …

9 September 2019

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10 inventory tips for managing large product ranges

Retailers are increasingly faced with multiple sales channels and large product ranges. But which stock should be held where in …

10 August 2019

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omni-channel strategy

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Omni-channel strategy: what role do category managers play?

Retailers that were established in the online environment, the so-called “pure players”, now compete with directly with …

8 August 2019

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Minimum order quantity (MOQ) explained

Minimum order quantities or MOQs are the minimum order size that the supplier is willing to accept. This is often expressed as the…

11 July 2019

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Infographic: An epic expedition around the bicycle industry

With the Tour de France approaching, team GB continue to inspire cyclists all over the UK. With Team GB’s triumph over the last …

11 July 2019

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Supply Chain Infographic

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Supply chain infographic: How agile is your supply chain?

As dog enthusiasts start preparing for Crufts 2020, the world’s greatest dog show continues to inspire animal lovers all over …

9 July 2019

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Reasons for keeping inventory

One of the main reasons for keeping inventory is to provide customers with the best possible level of service. However, many …

4 July 2019

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Replenishing stock | Don’t get burnt!

Replenishing stock: Don’t get burnt! If you look outside your window, you might be surprised to discover that Summer has already …

13 June 2019

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inventory obsolescence

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New articles and the prevention of inventory obsolescence

To improve the prevention of inventory obsolescence, it is essential to take into account factors that are unknown or not …

12 June 2019

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5 ways to tell you have outgrown Excel

For many business, Excel is synonymous with demand planning and ordering inventory. It’s often the go-to choice because of its …

12 June 2019

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Demand planner: How to crack the retail conundrum

Rob Crellin, an expert supply chain consultant, with 14 years’ experience in retail and supplier relationships, will be discussing…

5 June 2019

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