Breaking Bad lessons

6 Supply Chain Breaking Bad Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Disclaimer: If you have not watched “Breaking Bad”, then this blog may not make a lot of sense to you so maybe you can do something more useful with your 10 minutes.   Under no circumstances do I advocate the “product”, illegal activities or violence portrayed in Breaking Bad, I am just drawing parallels with the business acumen.   You have developed the product like Walter White, which is wanted in its premium form, and now you need a supply chain network to distribute this awesome product to end customers.   Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest […]

Logistics Entrepreneur

Interview with Logistics Entrepreneur – Wajeeh Ahmed

Today we welcome a special guest amongst us in person of Wajeehuddin Ahmed. Wajeeh Ahmed as he is popularly called is currently the Senior Vice President, SVP – Commercial, and is in charge of the entire Shipping and Logistics line of business for Texture Holding & Investment Group globally. Wajeeh, a specialist in versatile shipping and forwarding, holds a Post-Graduation Degree in Supply Chain Management which he acquired from Birmingham City University, United Kingdom. Along with a post-graduation degree in Supply Chain Management, Wajeeh also holds a degree in Sales and Marketing and has procurement experience. With years gone by, […]

Excel Tips & Tricks

24 Excel Tips & Tricks to Becoming a Supply Chain Nomad

Knowing useful Excel Tips & Tricks are important for supply chain professionals at all levels. I have come across some candidate who has fantastic CV, but when asked to use simple Excel formulas like vlookup or pivot table, they struggle. I remember once candidate left halfway through the interview process as he struggles to apply the Excel formulas required to get the desired outcome. The Supply Chain Management environment requires plenty of artistic vision, brainstorming, and inventiveness along with usual technical competencies. However, if you are a professional in supply chain management, then you should know that Excel Tips & […]

online supply chain management courses

The 12 Great Online Supply Chain Management courses For The Modern-Day Supply Chain Professional

Modern-day Supply Chain Professionals are expected to be competent in a number of skills, including analytical skills,  supply chain modelling, devising supply chain strategy, strategic sourcing applying lean and six sigma tools in supply chain and more. Except you are ready to invest and commit years of your life to getting a degree for each discipline, you need a quicker, more actual way to close the skills gap and keep yourself relevant in a changing market. Get your Supply Chain career the needed boost it requires with these popular online supply chain management courses. So what are your options? Well, […]

Supply Chain Coach

5 Reasons Why You Should Engage with Supply Chain Coach

At early stages of my career and even now I have tried to utilized every opportunity I have to interact with senior managers, learn from their experiences. And get hands-on support from them where possible and use them as my supply chain coach. No matter whether your supply chain career is at beginners level, a career change, executive, operational or senior management, you are the owner of your career’s future and ultimately responsible for its direction and success. So what defines a career coaching…. “Advice and counsel from a more senior leaders, who are willing to share their insightful sharing […]

Supply Chain Blogs

20 Best Supply Chain Blogs and Websites You Should Follow

The supply chain industry must constantly evolve alongside the audiences it attempts to reach. I’ve often said that the one main secret to my success is my possession of an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and curiosity. Without that, it’s hard to stay relevant in a space that changes so rapidly. That being said, where can supply chain professionals go to learn from influencers within the industry? Are there many supply chain blogs or websites? Not many would think of blogging about supply chain as a necessary activity for those in the business, but it is one of the most economical […]

Logistics Management Books

7 Best Logistics Management Books You Should Read

There are so many different facets and books for Supply Chain Management; it can be overwhelming when it comes to actually choosing which reference book(s) to purchase. To help readers I have recommended these 7 Supply Chain Management books for beginners. Some readers have asked me can I recommend Logistics Management books which leads me to write this blog. Best Logistics Management Books In this blog I will give you my pick of the 7 Best Logistics Management books out there that I believe not only help with the theoretical, ideal scenarios but will equip you to tackle and adapt […]

supply chain stakeholders

5 Reason why Your Finance Manager is Amongst Your Key Supply Chain Stakeholders

As most of us know, finance is an important function to any organisation as the company has to know how viable its balance sheet and profit and loss (P&L) statement is. The head of this function generally titled as Finance Manager is amongst the key supply chain stakeholders in my opinion. Generally finance managers are responsible for business activities like budgeting and sales forecasting, accounting, reporting, bookkeeping, audits, payables and receivables, pay employees wages and salaries, prepare and plan internal financial information and prepare for never ending audits!   However, nowadays they are require doing more to involve in innovation […]

APICS vs ISM

APICS vs ISM – What Should You Choose?

With the ever-growing talent and competition in today’s fast-paced environment, everybody is looking for ways and opportunities to outperform their peers. If you want to enhance your skillset to further your knowledge and stay updated with the current concepts and technologies in the supply chain industry, you can consider getting a professional certification in APICS or ISM or CIPS. To make things easy to understand and choose the certification that suits you best, here are the differences between APICS vs ISM. This will serve as a guide in helping you get an overview and the types of certifications offered by […]

Logistics Competencies

6 Must Have Logistics Competencies for Supply Chain Professionals

Logistics activity is literally thousands of year’s old, dating back to the earliest form so organized trade. As an area of study however, it first began to gain attention in the year 1900s in the distribution farm products1.  Considering logistics is a broad, far-reaching function which has major impact on a society’s standard of living, logistics competencies are difficult to master. In the current day and age we just take it for granted that when we go to our favorite shopping center we will find our favorite food, clothes and other items conveniently. This won’t be possible without the logistical […]