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The Competition Between Agile Startups & Established Corporates In The Supply Chain Industry

Supply chain heavyweights and startups need to collaborate as well as compete, to manage disruption and drive progress. The past image of the supply chain and logistics industry conjured up ideas of solidity and old-fashioned but dependable infrastructure: getting the job done in proven ways, putting reliability ahead of speed, preferring validated methods to innovation. [...]

By | 2018-09-27T14:27:47+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Supply Chain News|Comments Off on The Competition Between Agile Startups & Established Corporates In The Supply Chain Industry

Bastian Consulting: 2018 Salary Survey

2018 has been an exciting year for the Supply Chain Industry as a whole. There has been a push to rely even further on systems, processes and technology to make decisions rather than people. The capability to interpret data effectively is becoming an increasingly more sought after skill across the board. Supply Chain professionals that [...]

By | 2018-09-11T12:11:55+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Supply Chain News|Comments Off on Bastian Consulting: 2018 Salary Survey

Embedding Customer Expectations Into Your Operational Supply Chain Strategy

To get ahead in the modern supply chain industry, you need to know which skills actually translate to success. But pinpointing those skills can be a challenge. This is largely due to the amount of hype that exists around certain ideas or skills. Sometimes this can create situations where you’re unsure of how much substance [...]

By | 2018-08-16T12:43:45+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Supply Chain News|Comments Off on Embedding Customer Expectations Into Your Operational Supply Chain Strategy

Is Just in Time Hiring Ruining Your Supply Chain?

While the Japanese Just in Time manufacturing system revolutionised Western supply chains, there is a very good chance that Just in Time hiring could ruin yours. This is because the Asia Pacific supply chain sector is facing a very real talent shortage. The number of logistics jobs needed is booming to such an extent that [...]

By | 2018-07-11T18:55:25+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Supply Chain News|Comments Off on Is Just in Time Hiring Ruining Your Supply Chain?

The Open Source Ecosystem Accelerating Blockchain Innovation For Logistics

Those who have read my previous articles will know that disruptive technology is a topic I’ve returned to several times. The implications of transformative technologies for the supply chain industry is huge and those able to harness it effectively will be at a distinct competitive advantage. This isn’t news anymore. However despite recent technology developments, [...]

By | 2018-07-11T18:55:41+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Supply Chain News|Comments Off on The Open Source Ecosystem Accelerating Blockchain Innovation For Logistics

Don’t Let Interviewing Be The Weak Link In Your Supply Chain

Recruiting the right people into leadership roles within the supply chain industry is critical. As well as helping to define the strategy and direction for your business, strong executives inspire and coach your teams to reach that objective. Skills for tomorrow’s supply chain Supply chain is in a period of rapid technological and environmental change [...]

By | 2018-05-18T15:42:03+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Supply Chain News|Comments Off on Don’t Let Interviewing Be The Weak Link In Your Supply Chain

How Big Data Is Changing Supply Chain – Explained In 2 Mins

Your logistics manager is alerted that there is an 80% chance that the components he’s waiting for will be delayed another 48 hours by excessive port traffic and your GTM software advises diverting the shipment to an alternate port facility. In supply chain the ability to accurately forecast is crucial. And effective forecasting is only [...]

By | 2018-05-18T00:25:03+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Supply Chain News|Comments Off on How Big Data Is Changing Supply Chain – Explained In 2 Mins

The Impact of Big Data on Supply Chain

You receive a notification on your phone that a critical shipment from your China factory has missed its filing deadline with the customs broker. Your logistics manager is alerted that there is an 80% chance that the components he’s waiting for are likely to be delayed another 48 hours by excessive port traffic and your [...]

By | 2018-04-09T11:19:28+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Supply Chain News|Comments Off on The Impact of Big Data on Supply Chain

Partnering In Search

The recruitment industry at times has a terrible reputation. I know this through feedback, stories and experiences from professionals at all levels across all industries. You do find a section of people who value the search space and believe it adds to their network and professional infrastructure, but there is consistent feedback in relation to [...]

By | 2018-08-16T12:39:00+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Supply Chain News|Comments Off on Partnering In Search

Trouble Finding Talent?

I continuously hear from my clients that it's hard to find top talent in this current climate. It's the same feedback and comments regardless of country, industry or functional area. It's a daily challenge to find and hire the talent needed to drive business growth. My response to those comments though is the same....it's not [...]

By | 2018-03-14T10:46:59+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Supply Chain News|Comments Off on Trouble Finding Talent?