Supply Chain Risk Management Blog


Out and about at CPhI Worldwide

Greetings from Frankfurt where we’ve been at CPhI Worldwide. We’re just returning from a successful week taking SCAIR to 36,000 pharmaceutical professionals. You don’t have to be at the conference long to appreciate the importance of technology: The event brings … Continue reading

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The thing about the hurricane season is it’s always easy to speak too soo. We noted a couple of weeks ago that Puerto Rico, a key production centre for pharma manufacturers, had escaped the worst of hurricane Irma. Yet the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma once again shows us the importance of mapping supply chain risks for the pharmaceuticals industry. The storm has passed, but the effects will be felt for months to come. In the Florida Keys up to a quarter of … Continue reading

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Continuous manufacturing could have significant success in improving the pharmaceuticals supply chain, but challenges remain. The journey to continuous manufacturing in pharmaceuticals is going to be a long one. As a recent report on another, related technology – 3D printing – made … Continue reading

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Businesses have a window of opportunity to make preparations for a more protectionist future. It will not be open forever. John Major’s intervention aside, a hard Brexit remains the government’s position on the EU, and industries are starting to take … Continue reading

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It’s a new year, but the problems for supply chains are much the same. Among them, increasingly, is industrial action. December drew comparisons with the Winter of Discontent with strikes or threats by Post Office staff, train and tube drivers, … Continue reading

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The new Cyber Highway service makes it easier than ever for businesses to start to asses the cyber security of their suppliers. It’s an opportunity more need to take. Cyber is rising up the supply chain. Last month former Home … Continue reading

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EU vote has brought risks, but also opportunities. It’s time for a review. Brexit is among the factors pushing supply chain risks to a three-year high, according to a new survey. The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply quarterly Risk … Continue reading

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Brexit means uncertainty and complexity for supply chains, but that shouldn’t stop us planning We know the result, but not much more. The only certain conclusion we can draw from the EU referendum vote is that we’re in for a … Continue reading

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Evidence supply chain management is increasingly critical to corporate success Money isn’t everything, but it helps, and supply chain management professionals are likely to welcome evidence of rising salaries. According to the recent Institute for Supply Management (ISM) survey average … Continue reading

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The impact of the recent floods in Thailand upon hard disk drive (HDD) production in the fourth quarter of this year means retailers world-wide are bracing themselves for PC shortages in the run up to Christmas. This HDD availability issue … Continue reading

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In today’s global supply chains, the threats that are most likely to elude identification are those buried deep in an organisation’s upstream supply chains. The loss of a direct, single source of a key material could prove a major headache … Continue reading

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SCAIR, our award winning Supply Chain Risk Management software is in use by a number of global organisations who understand the criticality of their supply chains and want to protect themselves against their disruption. Insurance Industry: the 4th largest insurance … Continue reading

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It pays to have supply chain backup plans, providing you know what to back up. SCAIR™ helps you improve supply chain risk decision making. The outputs from SCAIR™ enable you to quantify the impact of critical supply point failure on … Continue reading

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