Supply Chain Groups

The Top 31 Supply Chain Groups on LinkedIn You Must Join

After optimizing and adding glamor to your LinkedIn profile, it is time to network. Regular participation in LinkedIn Supply Chain Groups is one way to grow your network and generate more leads as a Supply Chain professional. There are several Supply Chain groups on LinkedIn that present the prospect of strengthening connections with other professionals. By default, LinkedIn does not allow sending of messages to professionals you do not know. By sharing a group, it becomes a possibility and offers significant benefit. Well below are the considerable Benefits of Joining a LinkedIn Group? Widen Your Network With LinkedIn Supply Chain […]

Masters in Supply Chain

Top 23 European Masters in Supply Chain Management You Should Research

Do you desire a European masters in Supply Chain Management? By explanation, Supply Chain Management place emphases on how to economically and proficiently manage supply chain systems to obtain better distribution of product and services from supplier to consumer thus growing a business’ competitive advantage. It looks simple enough! Nevertheless, in present-day international marketplace, clients are incessantly finding their suppliers globally to make sure that their product and service meets consumer’s demands at the least cost yet with the best profit margin. Achieving this is important to remain competitive and relevant in your respective field. This makes present-day supply chain […]

Supply Chain posts

Top 10 Most Read Supply Chain Posts of 2017 at Muddassirim

  First and Foremost Happy New Year to you all!  2018 has started with new hope, new sprite and with new goals (in some cases!). These are the days for contemplating, thankfulness and optimism about what’s ahead by looking back the best supply chain posts of 2017. As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. I would like to share with you Muddassirism’s top 10 most viewed supply chain posts over the course of 2017. These will only contain posts written in 2017. There were approximately 33 blog posts in […]

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 […]

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 & […]

customer lead time

6 Reasons Why It Is Important to Understand Expected Customer Lead Time

Customer Lead Time is unquestionably a buzz word in today’s fast paced business environment, and everyone involved needs an in-depth understanding as to why it is important. Customer Lead Time can be defined as the time it takes from the instant an order is made by a customer, till the moment it reaches the hand of the customer. The term ‘Expected Customer Lead time’ is commonly used in many fields like Manufacturing, Material Requirement Planning & Enterprise Requirement Planning (MRP & ERP), Project Management, Supply chain Management, Supplier Management, and so on. Ideally, every business has a Customer Lead Time. […]

Components of Material Management

11 Vital Components of Material Management Technical Competencies to Master

When I started my blogging I wrote a blog on 8 Technical Supply Chain Competencies in Nov 2015. It was pretty basic and was more based on experience than research work. However, I did receive some good feedback on this article. On the back of that I have had opportunity to sponsor a Master’s research work to explore Components of Material Management Technical Competencies at Lancaster University. Nurul Amira, who is also the co-author of this article, has identified 11 Components of Material Management Technical Competencies for supply chain professionals as part of her research work. The purpose of this […]

inventory reduction strategies

18 Targeted Inventory Reduction Strategies for Supply Chain Professionals

Inventory comprises an important part of current assets, particularly in manufacturing industry. A lot of cash flow is committed to inventories so as to ensure a smooth flow of production to meet a demanding customer service level. However, maintaining inventory also involves holding or carrying costs along with opportunity cost. Therefore, identifying inventory reduction strategies becomes critical for supply chain and operations professionals.   Inventory management therefore plays a crucial role in balancing the benefits and disadvantages associated with holding inventory. Efficient and effective inventory reduction strategies go a long way in the successful running and survival of a business firm. As Apple CEO Tim Cook says:   Here is […]

Supply Chain and Procurement

The 25 Best Supply Chain and Procurement Twitter Accounts to Follow

The 25 Best Supply Chain and Procurement Twitter Accounts to Follow have been selected from many Supply Chain blogs. Well, it is all thanks to Twitter as it provide us instant access to the inside workings of some of the best Supply Chain and Procurement blogs in the business, and you’d be a fool for not tapping into it. Supply Chain and Procurement is an ever-evolving field that can, from time to time, leave us feeling overwhelmed. So, if you need all the up-to-date and most dependable insights and updates, you need to follow the best blogs. And while there […]

supply chain best practices

19 Tested Areas to Seek Supply Chain Best Practices

Companies striving to achieve and sustain competitive advantage generally try to seek and implement supply chain best practices. It could be reasoned that these supply chain best practices significantly improve product quality, customer service level, increase market share and return on assets, and as a result, companies’ overall performance has been improved. The role of leadership, particularly transformational leadership, on implementing these supply chain best practices is difficult to explain and judge. However, what is visible that any efforts people make to implement supply chain best practices in pursuit of achieving competitive advantage will not go wasted. There are many saying like “it’s better to aim high and miss the […]