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Supply Chain Improvement

Are you overcomplicating your supply chain planning?
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Are you overcomplicating your supply chain planning?

In this article we identify signs that you may be overcomplicating your supply chain planning. We shall walk through the underlying causes of this complexity, and what you can do to address them.

Getting back on track: transforming the supply chain at a major rolling stock manufacturer
Case Study
Getting back on track: transforming the supply chain at a major rolling stock manufacturer

A major rolling stock manufacturer had recently opened a greenfield manufacturing facility in Northern England, a major success for the industry, region and manufacturer.

How to win buy-in for supplier relationship management
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How to win buy-in for supplier relationship management

As supplier relationships mature it’s not unusual for the value gained from re-tendering contracts to shrink. This is particularly common in high competition industries such as manufacturing, where repeated cost challenges have driven margins to low level

Brexit: be ready to act
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Brexit: be ready to act

In Raconteur’s ‘Future of Procurement’ report, Efficio’s Daniel Peck and Phil Woode emphasize the importance of preparing for Brexit now if businesses are to maximize their competitive advantage.

Six steps to prevent cyber attacks
Guide
Six steps to prevent cyber attacks

Six key tips for CPOs on how to prevent cyber attacks on their supply chains.

Brexit: How do you deal with currency volatility?
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Brexit: How do you deal with currency volatility?

In an article originally published in Supply Management, Sushank Agarwal and Ben Lambert of Efficio discuss how Brexit-related currency fluctuations are making supply chains more expensive.

KFC delivery partner change leaves customers wanting
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KFC delivery partner change leaves customers wanting

Following KFC's delivery partner change from Bidvest to DHL, customers were left wanting as disrupted deliveries caused branch closures in the UK.

Carillion: Key lessons for suppliers
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Carillion: Key lessons for suppliers

Following Carillion's compulsory liquidisation what actions should procurement functions that employ these types of companies take to ensure proper financial controls are in place?