Supplier Development Programme

Supplier Development Programme in Lean Six Sigma and SME Context

Many companies have started supplier development programme but it is mainly focused on strategic suppliers. In the last 25 years the number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has increased by 50% and these are now responsible for more than half of all the jobs and contribute towards some 35% of gross domestic product (GDP); and the management theories and enterprise research that have been developed and applied to the corporate sector are difficult to replicate in small business, as SME’s are not large firms in miniature and hence are not simply the scaled-down version of large enterprises. Instead, SMEs […]

Supply Chain Graduate Jobs

3 Supply Chain Graduate Jobs You Should Apply to Kick Start Your Career

I get lot of message from supply chain graduates who has either finished their bachelors or masters in supply chain and ask me questions like, “what jobs should I apply” or “I have no experience, what job titles should I search” or “How do I start career in supply chain management without experience”. I start with good news, there are plenty of good logistics, procurement and supply chain graduate jobs available, you just need to work hard consistently to find them!   Supply chain & logistics is a fairly establish function with new job opportunities surfacing on a daily basis. […]

Supply Chain Simulation

5 Books to Learn Supply Chain Simulation and Modeling

About more than one year ago I wrote a blog on Supply Chain Modeling approaches and Characteristics to Consider explaining how you can use supply chain simulation and modeling in applications like network design and rough cut capacity models. However, learning supply chain simulation and modeling can be a difficult task and takes time to Master. Today, new supply chain simulation and modeling tools can assess other situations systematically and determine the best positions for significant supply chain capabilities. These supply chain simulation and modeling tools offer objective, fact-based options to creating effective choices about supply chain scenarios. There are […]