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Supply Chain Management during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 virus has brought humanity, as we have come to know it, to its knees. Where kindness, sharing and caring once prevailed, now self-preservation reigns in shopping malls throughout the world as the “have’s” stockpile their larders with vitals at the expense of the poor, the needy, the aged and the sick. Shopping trolleys are filled to the brim not because there is a dire and urgent need to satisfy physiological needs but rather the wanton greed to plunder shopping shelves without giving any consideration for the shoppers in the queues behind them.  Imagine if the world did not…

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Green Logistics – It’s the Same Idea, Just A Cleaner Method

Estimated Reading Time – 3.5 Minutes It’s time to face the truth – if we don’t take better care of our planet, it won’t take care of us for much longer. Global warming is no longer ‘the next generation’s problem’ – it’s happening now, and we need to stop it before it’s too late. Logistics has been one of the biggest waste-producing industry out there. According to a report, the transport industry is on the list of top 5 sectors that produce the most human-induced pollution. Overall, the road transport sector produces an estimated 72 percent of the logistics…

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Outsourcing – The New Link in Supply Chain Management

Life as we know it depends on it. Getting our food and water, clothes and medicine from supplier to consumer rely on it. Successful supply chain management is vital for the success of most businesses because it ensures customers get what they want when they want it. But supply chain management is not just about the movement of resources from point A to Point B. There’s a lot more to it. Supply chain management, when done right, boosts customer service and overall satisfaction by making sure that the right product is delivered to the right person – on time…

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Global Supply Chain Management: An essential tool for competitiveness in the global marketplace

For an organisation to underestimate the complexity of global supply chain management would be at its peril, and could ultimately result in financial suicide, says Dr Myles Wakeham. Over the past decade or so, businesses have reacted to the demands of Internationalisation and globalisation. In every sector and industry, suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers have fragmented throughout the world in order to conduct business overseas and thereby increase sales and profits, reduce costs, and improve production and output in an extremely cut-throat international business arena. A major change has occurred in that local and nationally represented firms have moved…

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Using Blockchain to secure the weak link in supply chain management

If you find that Blockchain is a difficult subject to wrap your head around, you’re not alone. A Google search will produce hundreds of results trying to give a simple explanation of blockchain, but you could still end up being confused. We did the legwork for you and consolidated our findings into a simple and clear explanation. Where does blockchain come from Blockchain technology was created by a pseudonymous person named Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 but only became popular in 2009 when bitcoin was released. No one knows who Satoshi Nakamoto really is, even though people often come forward…

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