New technologies, such as the cloud and artificial intelligence, have transformed pharmaceutical supply chains from materials supplier to manufacturer, wholesaler to pharmacy and on to patients
Global political events can impact world trade and supply chains in particular, so coping strategies are essential to limit disruption and maintain production
Supply chains are moving onto cloud-hosted platforms. In these environments hundreds of thousands of partners on a supply chain can share inventory, shipping information and invoices. Here are seven reasons why platformisation could be the future for supply chain management
Making a supply chain completely agile and adaptable is necessary in times of economic uncertainty and disruption, but this requires real-time visibility over a connected network of suppliers
Being faster, better and cheaper than the competition requires colleagues, partners and stakeholders across an entire supply chain to work together
Cognitive supply chains that are able to predict and adapt in times of uncertainty are set to revolutionise trade, and will be a key competitive advantage in the coming years
Blockchain and other digital platforms are opening up complex supply chains in agriculture, but without involvement at every level there are limitations to their success
'The bedrock of innovation is constantly to question and challenge the assumptions'