Supply chain analysis and overview


Digital twins help avoid nightmare scenarios

Supply chains face a growing threat from cyberattacks, and digital twin technology is at the forefront of the battle against hackers.

P2P software is not a silver bullet for maverick spending

Maverick spending is rampant and costing businesses dearly. P2P software can help control it, but works best when part of a joint sourcing strategy.

Towards the unknown: managing risks to avoid disruptions

Pandemic, Suez blockade, erupting volcanoes, how can companies protect themselves against such catastrophic and “unknown” risks?

News Analysis: Is the Pandemic Killing Just-in-Time Supply?

Just-in-time – or “lean” – manufacturing is under threat from pandemic disruptions, survey says. But is the JIT offer doomed to failure or simply evolving?

News analysis: Tesla’s momentum defies global chip shortage

The global shortage of microprocessors has hampered traditional automakers, and yet Tesla continues to enjoy record production. So how did Elon Musk do it?

Top 10: Supply Chain Innovators Throughout History

Shipping containers, barcoding, mass production, lean manufacturing – all changed the supply forever, and here we salute the men who gave them to us.

This week’s supply chain and procurement appointments

Efficio, H&Z Consulting and Future Meats are among the companies making important supply chain and supply chain appointments this week.

5 minutes with: AJ Thompson, CCO, Northdoor

Northdoor is an IT consultancy focused on helping businesses get the most value from data. AJ Thompson talks all things cyber.

5 minutes with: Ellen Boehm, Vice President of IoT Strategy, Keyfactor

Keyfactor offers cloud-based crypto-agility solutions that help security teams run enterprise-scale keys and certificates. Ellen Boehm offers insight into that and her career to date.

Singapore retains title of world’s busiest container port

Singapore remains in pole position as the busiest container transshipment port in the world. Figures posted on Twitter by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore reveal that the port handled a total of 37.5 million TEUs in 2021, up 1.6% from the 2020 figure.

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