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 […]

Supply Chain Interview Questions

Top 23 Supply Chain Interview Questions and Answers Guide

I get a lot of messages on LinkedIn asking for mentoring and coaching request to help candidates prepare for next interview or what could be most prevailing Supply Chain Interview Questions. I hope most of you would agree if we have a list of comprehensive questions, it will greatly help us prepare? Assume tomorrow is your dream job interview. Apart from being excited, you must also be thinking what could be the possible supply chain interview questions and answers tips you can revise. Wonder no more! Here I have compiled a list of the REAL & must-read supply chain interview […]

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 […]

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 […]

supply chain policy

10 Things You Should Consider Before Writing any Supply Chain Policy

In most of the business it is often the same people, who are doing the same job. When purchasing materials, the same routines are used on each occasion, even if each and every one of these purchases may be unique, so why we need supply chain policy or procedure ? Similarly, the steps of booking materials in warehouse is same regardless of supplier and part number in most scenarios. Such repeated set of activities is called a process. A more formal definition is presented by Professor Bo Bergman1 : “a process is a network of activities that are repeated in […]

5 Quick and Remarkable Tips to Improve Forecasting Accuracy

Many businesses do some kind of forecast, due to its importance to benefits it provides. However, most business also complains about accuracy of their forecasting process and want to how they can improve forecasting accuracy?   Supply Chain Management is a broad umbrella of complex functions which are aligned to meet one common goal – customer satisfaction. A customer may walk into your store or browse your website to purchase their products. What happens if your store understocks the item and it is not available? The customer may wait for backorders, but due to various reasons, they may instead search […]

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 […]

Supply Chain Trends

7 Powerful Supply Chain Trends You Should Not Ignore

Old industries are dying and new ones are rising. We have seen Amazon destroy the book stores, Uber transform the transport industry and Netflix make a video store a fond memory. Today’s technological disruption is fast and ruthless and it is transforming most of the industries. But I think we are behind supply chain if you compare the disruption happening in other functions like marketing and finance and it is time to focus on key supply chain trends. Then you are maybe not up with the latest fad. But fads are one thing and trends are another. Fads come and […]

Supply Chain Modelling

Supply Chain Modelling – Approaches and Characteristics to Consider

Supply Chain modelling is used in industry since last three or four decades. Considering the broad spectrum of supply chain, no model can capture all aspects of supply chain processes. To compromise the dilemma between model complexity and reality, a model builder should define the scope of the supply chain model in such a way that it is reflective of key real-world dimensions, yet too complicated to solve. In this blog I’ve briefly explained supply chain modelling approaches and characteristics (variables) which might be of interest to supply chain analysts. Supply Chain Modelling- Approaches   To incorporate the 4 major […]