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Building Supply Chain Resilience…

Supply chain disruptions are a fact of life.  In a recent survey carried out in 71 countries, 80% of supply chain professionals stated that they had experienced at least one major supply chain disruption in the past 12 months1.  More worryingly, Accenture have reported that disruptions can reduce shareholder value by 7% in affected companies2.  […]
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What is the Soup & Salad Phenomenon?

By Howard Roddie, FuturMaster Senior Supply Chain Consultant (@HowardRoddie) This is about the weather.  In the UK we all love to talk about the weather, so I know some of you, at least, will still be reading.  You probably already know that I’m going to talk about the influence of weather on demand planning.  So […]
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Shipbuilding: The Least Interesting Supply Chain Problem… Or is it?

By Howard Roddie, Senior Supply Chain Consultant (@HowardRoddie) In terms of supply and demand, shipbuilding is not exciting, the time bucket isn’t days, weeks or months.  Often it is multiples of years.  So there’s not many decisions to be made about how we consume our one customer order.  It’s not difficult to descent into detail […]

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