Top priorities for supply chain leaders in Australia

Sustainability, digitisation, and eCommerce top priorities.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt and challenge global supply chains, new research shows that Australian businesses are directing their focus to sustainability, digitisation and preparing for a permanent world of eCommerce. According to Australia’s first Supply Chain Leaders Sentiment Report, produced as supply…

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New supply chain priorities in APAC

Ensuring technology-enabled supply chain visibility . Over the past year, organizations across APAC had to recalibrate their business models as every aspect of operation was disrupted by the pandemic. While there are many factors at play, Covid-19 highlighted the weaknesses of the global supply chain, with production and distribution of…

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Standard Chartered launches digital portal with Demica

To accelerate supplier enrolment in supply chain finance programmes. Standard Chartered is partnering with Demica, a leading fintech specialising in working capital solutions, to transform access to the Bank’s supplier finance programmes, allowing easier enrolment for thousands of suppliers through an online portal while delivering a world-class experience for the…

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Five actions to become a purpose-driven supply chain

The value of purpose-driven supply chains. As enterprises move from operating profit-centric to purpose-driven, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) must focus on five actions to create a purpose-driven supply chain, according to Gartner, Inc. “Purpose-driven enterprises deliver benefits for stakeholders while also generating long-term profits,” said Sarah Watt, senior director analyst with…

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Top Supply Chain Technology Themes in 2021

Supply Chain Innovations Can Provide Positive Impact on People, Performance and Industries With the growing need for digitally interconnected supply chain networks, Gartner, Inc. has identified the top 8 supply chain technology themes in 2021. Gartner analysts have selected the themes for their transformational potential and their ability to foster operational resiliency across business…

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Safeguarding the supply chain in NZ

High-profile cyber incidents reinforce cyber risks in supply chains. The New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has developed resources to help business leaders and cyber security professionals better understand and manage the cyber security risks in supply chains. NCSC Director Lisa Fong said the recent…

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Digital supply chain tool used to combat COVID-19

ADB’s interactive mapping tool for supply chains now covers 34 items, including vaccines. When COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic hit, factories closed, and travel was halted. However, demand rose for items like surgical masks and personal protective equipment from the People’s Republic of China, some companies like Green Anchor Group thought there…

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Adoption of hyperautomation by Gen Z will drive supply chain autonomy

Progress of Gen Z in the workforce drives transformation. The evolution towards an autonomous supply chain has already begun, and this transformation coincides and is driven by members of Generation Z (Gen Z), that have just started to enter the workforce, according to Gartner. Born between 1997 and 2012, the oldest…

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Singapore focuses on supply chain digitalisation

Increasing data efficiency for local business. Singapore’s Alliance for Action (AfA) on Supply Chain Digitalisation has brought together public and private sectors to pilot a common data infrastructure to benefit the supply chain ecosystem. This digital utility facilitates data sharing and enables businesses large and small to ‘plug and play’…

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IoT to help increase supply chain sustainability for Bega Cheese

Real-time data to link farmer suppliers, milk transport and storage, and processing facilities. Australian food company, Bega Cheese will be using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT solution launch an IoT service linking the company’s farmer suppliers, milk transport and storage, and processing facilities. Adel Salman general manager supply chain at Bega…

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