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Topic: supply chain challenges

Supply Chain Obstacles of Coffee

Kaffee. Kofi. Caffe. Ca Phe. Kaffii’. Ga Feh. Coffee. No matter what language you say coffee in, the drink you are served is universally loved. People’s affinity for coffee is centuries old and its global popularity ceases to slow down. As the appreciation for coffee seems widespread, it’s worth paying attention to how it gets […] ... Read More

  November 9, 2017     

From supplier to customer: 5 challenges in the supply chain

The importance of a company’s supply chain should never be underestimated. The supply chain is, after all, the lifeline to product supply, stock control, sales and thus company profitability. However, there are many factors that make managing the supply chain very difficult. The key to dealing with them successfully is to understand them and how ... Read More

  November 1, 2017     

Supply chain challenges: Long lead times

Longer lead times in the supply chain can cause a series of negative effects for both the customer and the seller. In fact, lead time is the single biggest factor influencing the performance of your inventory control processes and supply chain in general, which means managers need to take care to reduce it as much […] ... Read More

  October 24, 2017     

Looking Ahead: Four Key Challenges for SMEs in 2018

The 2018 financial year has a range of challenges in store for small and medium sized enterprises. Businesses of any size are currently in a state of flux, with factors such as international trade disruptions, disruptive technologies, sustainability and the ‘on demand’ and ‘gig economy’ changing many corporates’ strategic plans. But what ... Read More

  September 26, 2017     

Suppliers: Factors Affecting Inventory Management For F&B Producers

Suppliers are one of the biggest factors affecting inventory management Managing supply chains can be difficult business , particularly if you cannot rely on suppliers to meet your commercial deadlines and deliver quality products first time. A poorly managed supply chain is one of the biggest factors affecting inventory management; in the food man ... Read More

  September 16, 2017     

World Wide Web Wednesday #3

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links we think you’ll enjoy! Chocolate gets a makeover Keep a lookout for pink chocolate in the near future! The world’s largest cocoa processor, Barry Callebaut AG, have introduced a sweet new hue to our chocolates. With […] ... Read More

  September 13, 2017     

New Challenges in Supply Chain Management

For a growing business, supply chain challenges are numerous. In the current environment, procurement costs are rising, supply chains are becoming more complex and businesses are having to manage increasingly collaborative relationships with suppliers. Although it can be difficult for many businesses to keep up, investing in your supply chain capab ... Read More

  August 26, 2017     

Supply Chain Risks and Inventory Management

There are a multitude of things that can go wrong throughout the supply chain, exposing the firm to different kinds of risks. Staff can get injured, delivery times can be delayed, goods and delivery vehicles can be lost, damaged or stolen, and weather conditions may require a detour. These disruptions may require changes to inventory […] ... Read More

  August 24, 2017     

Alleviating 5 biggest supply chain challenges

Supply chain managers have seen increasing challenges to create, and keep, efficient and effective supply chain methods. Customers are demanding innovative products at a reasonable price and at the right time. This creates challenges for businesses since creating both responsive and cost-effective supply chains is critically difficult and often cou ... Read More

  July 29, 2017