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Supply chain visibility in the cloud

Posted by Ian Hepworth

07-Jan-2016 12:20:54

How_to_collect_enough_data_to_improve_supply_chain_visibility_BLOG.jpgIf one thing’s for sure in 2016, it’s that companies will rely on the internet more than ever. Whether their core operations are run online or team members simply use cloud-based apps to increase productivity, the internet is likely to be THE most used business tool of the coming year.

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Topics: supply chain solutions

Supply chain visibility solutions may meet top procurement objectives

Posted by Ian Hepworth

06-Nov-2015 11:36:27

2015 Supply chain visibility solutions may meet top procurement objectivesmay be “a watershed year for strategic procurement transformation”, according to recent research by software provider Zycus. Supplier management solutions emerged as a key point of interest, as companies pursue supply chain visibility

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Topics: supply chain solutions, supply chain transparency

Wearables set new challenges for the retail supply chain process

Posted by Peter Needle

27-Aug-2015 09:00:00

WearableWearable_Technology_to_boom_this_Christmas_BLOG technology is becoming incredibly popular in the UK. We take a look at what this new technology is bringing to the retail industry, and why a garment retailer’s supply chain processes may need to evolve.

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Can ERP systems promise retailers vendor compliance?

Posted by Ian Hepworth

10-Aug-2015 09:00:00

Every Can ERP systems promise retailers vendor compliance?retailer wishes for vendor compliance, but it’s difficult to enforce the rules in a turbulent industry. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, while still a stalwart part of the retail supply chain, only provide part of the answer.

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Can you achieve supply chain visibility with your ERP system?

Posted by Ian Hepworth

03-Aug-2015 09:00:00

Not Can you achieve supply chain visibility with your ERP system?many manufacturing businesses can function without enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, which has the potential to provide huge supply chain visibility benefits. However, these systems are rarely perfect. We’ve examined some of the most common ERP bugbears, and worked hard to make sure that our own supply chain technology avoids the same mistakes.

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How much does your business need a supply chain visibility solution?

Posted by Peter Needle

21-Apr-2015 16:57:42

Before How much does your business need a supply chain visibility solution?you commit to a supply chain visibility solution, you need to decide exactly what it is that you need from the technology platform. To help, we want to share three key considerations which will help you to drill down and find your answer. 

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Topics: supply chain solutions

EDI solutions in the supply chain

Posted by Ian Hepworth

30-Mar-2015 15:07:00

Electronic Data Interchange EDI solutions in the supply chain(EDI) has been with us now for quite some time, described by Cerasis as the “no paper, no people” exchange of information between electronic devices. So what benefits can it offer, and how can supply chain technology platforms work alongside it?

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Which metrics are best? The science of supply chain sustainability

Posted by Peter Needle

10-Oct-2014 10:57:00

reporting-of-supply-chain-sustainability-a-myriad-of-metricsWith so much competing research and statistics on sustainability in global supply chains, what information can we trust, and how can we ever compare or analyse the results?

The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2013 provides a snapshot of recent global trends in corporate social responsibility. This research looked at over 4,000 companies across 41 countries, and found that more than 90% of the world’s largest 250 companies now publicly report on aspects of their sustainability performance.

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Topics: supply chain solutions, ethical sourcing, supply chain management

Smartphones and supply chain transparency

Posted by Peter Needle

24-Sep-2014 17:03:00

Smartphones and supply chain transparency in the garment industry Three in five adults in the UK now own a smartphone. Even more astonishing is the State of Broadband 2014 report's claim that over 50% of the global population will have access to the internet within three years' time. Mobile broadband through smartphones and tablets is becoming the fastest growing technology in history.

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Topics: supply chain solutions, supply chain transparency, supply chain management

Locking down the garment supply chain with production tracking

Posted by Peter Needle

04-Sep-2014 07:00:00

Unauthorised Segura’s production tracking platform can enforce fair play in your supply chainsubcontracting causes all kinds of problems in a garment supply chain. Companies that use product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions can streamline product development and eliminate the risk of human error in supply chain management – but is it possible to ensure that suppliers are playing fair?

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Topics: supply chain solutions, supply chain management