The 7S Supply Chain Cycle

The 7S Supply Chain Cycle

The 7S Supply Chain Cycle A supply chain is often defined as a linear series of connected events, from the suppliers, through the business and to our customers. As we compete in a changing environment, it is important to manage a supply chain as an interconnected and...
What is Supply Chain Management?

What is Supply Chain Management?

Having been in a career niche for 25 years, I assume that others understand what I do. When I meet people and tell them for the first time that I do supply chain management, I sometimes see a glazed look on their face. Only then do I realise that they don’t know...
Sales & Operations Planning Introduction

Sales & Operations Planning Introduction

Introduction Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) embraces those activities and decisions made by a business in executing the operating activities that support achievement of the financial plan or budget. As the title suggests, the process is centred around the...
Supply Chain Management Basics – what do SCM’s do?

Supply Chain Management Basics – what do SCM’s do?

Supply Chain Managers (SCM’s) are employed to deliver two key objectives for any business: 1. Ensuring the demand of customers are met 2. Optimising the total cost of supply In pursuing these objectives, SCM’s interact most often with the functions that are...