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CILT - Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport




CILT - Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

The Challenges in Global Supply Chain Management
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To say that 2020 brought record global supply chain challenges would be a gross understatement. With COVID-19, trade wars, weather events, port congestion, and other significant upheavals, many companies saw more disruption in a year than they had seen in decades combined.

These disruptions brought with them supply chain management problems and challenges that didn’t exist before while magnifying others and exposing their weaknesses. Demand and supply planning teams found themselves working to overcome obstacles. Some industries saw the bottom fall out of their order positions, while others that supplied essential items experienced unprecedented growth.

 

Supply Chain Challenges

While many of these challenges were related to disruption alone, others were already on the horizon, highlighting the need to reassess and develop new strategies. Here is a look at some of the most significant supply chain challenge ...  >>

Sharing Supply Chain Data in the Digital Era
Companies can use a digital marketplace to transform supply chain dynamics within their own units.Effectively managing and coordinating supply chains will increasingly require new approaches to data transparency and collaboration. There has been plenty of discussion in the mainstream business press about how digital te  >>

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Last update 11 Aug 2022
Downturn in UK manufacturing as production and new orders contract
   Source: S&P Global /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
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Retail

The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...

The Challenges in Global Supply Chain Management

To say that 2020 brought record global supply chain challenges would be a gross understatement. With COVID-19, trade wars, weather events, port congestion, and other significant upheavals, many companies saw more disr...


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J&S Automotive shift competitiveness up a gear through availability drive

To boost their market leading levels of customer satisfaction, Irelands largest distributor of premium automotive parts has taken the decision to implement Slimstock’s inventory optimisation solution, Slim4. As ...

The Connected Value Chain: Creating Durable Value with Digital

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