Supply Chain Management


How to retain company’s supply planning talents?

By Pu Gong, Consultant Supply Planner is an ancient profession dating back to the origin of organised production. Acting as a bridge for interdepartmental communications, the Supply Planner is to this day an indispensable part of a company’s operations. Developing a Supply Planner who understands a company’s products, production and processes is costly and due […]

Women in Supply Chain

Every year we celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March. With many countries making it an official holiday, the meaning of the day has somewhat shifted from celebrating the social awareness of the struggles of women to praising all females for just being a woman.

Key Events in Supply Chain 2016

What are the major supply chain developments this year? New technologies keep changing consumer’s demand and requirements at the time of purchase. Today, the amount of available real-time data is greater than ever. As a result, supply chain is directly impacted and must continually adapt to the ongoing changes.

Why collaboration is not efficient?

Once upon a time some gurus began to point all of us in the right direction, i.e. collaboration. Indeed, individualism and lone-wolf attitudes were, and have been since, considered as non-productive practices that only created an obstacle to the process of achieving company’s goals.

Is there someone missing in your Executive Board?

By Michel Ramis, VP Sales and Marketing Over the last few years, globalisation and digitalisation have encouraged global companies to redesign their strategy and to look for new ways to make a difference in order to remain competitive among their market and to improve their productivity at the same time. What if the answer to […]

Supply Chain Planning: A New Profitability Driver

As Downward Pressure on Economic Growth Continues, Supply Chain Leaders Summit held by FuturMaster attracts professionals’ attention  On June 2, 2016, the Supply Chain Leaders Summit hosted by FuturMaster was held in Shanghai. The summit, with the theme “Supply Chain Planning: A New Profitability Driver”, included seven keynote speeches and one high-level panel, with speakers […]

You can be the All-Star Super Hero in achieving Supply Chain excellence!

  Every company wants to achieve Supply Chain excellence by delivering the right product to the right customer at the right time, and more importantly, at the lowest cost. Like kryptonite is to Superman, many supply chain experts struggle to achieve this excellence with many facing these decisions: How to accurately predict the future demand […]

The case of the missing Easter Bunny

Did you know that after Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy consuming holiday. 120 million pounds of candy are bought each year! With Easter just around the corner, one might start to wonder how will these Easter goodies ever reach customers in time for the Easter holidays? Will there be a case of missing out […]

Can one reduce the Supply Chain planning to a theoretical calculation?

By Lucile Belgacem – FuturMaster Supply Planning Expert In this era of ever increasing globalisation and digitalisation, companies have to take on the major challenge of global transformation, not only at a strategic level, but also at organisational and operational levels. In this context, the Supply Chain changes from being a fixed solution to an […]

Ten Supply Chain Practices You Should be Carrying Out…

By Howard Roddie, FuturMaster Managing Consultant (@HowardRoddie) Your supply chain is unique.  It’s non-standard.  Nobody else has your issues.  In that case, here’s a short list of things you ought to be doing…

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.  […]

International Women’s Day 2015: Women in Supply Chain (Infographic)

International Women’s Day is coming up on Sunday 8th March and with the theme ‘Make it Happen’ we thought we’d take this opportunity to get the ball rolling and ask our female customers what they love most about working in supply chain, why they think it’s important for women to take on supply chain roles, […]

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