Was your supply chain prepared for Covid-19?

By Professor Richard Wilding OBE

Coronavirus (Covid-19) measures are seizing up the global supply chain and have become an emergency for board executives. Once more, the lack of risk management, resilience and agility in supply chains has been exposed. The argument for greater automation becomes stronger.

Read More

What will supply chains look like in zero carbon Britain?

By Professor Richard Wilding OBE

The policy commitment to make Britain the first zero carbon nation by 2050 has all kinds of implications for supply chains, how they’re set up and run.

Read More

Supply chains and Brexit - To stockpile or not to stockpile?

By Professor Richard Wilding OBE

The initial flurry of advice from Government to businesses suggested stockpiling after Brexit would be a ‘good thing’. Now there’s an edgy silence - suggesting there’s even doubts over how pro-active supply chains ought to be.

Read More

Supply Chain Leaders - Are you ready to share leadership?

By Professor Richard Wilding OBE

Make a Google search for images of ‘leadership’ and see what the word still implies: there’s one person at the front of the spearhead, at the top of the triangle; one leader fixing the direction and pulling the rest along with them. It’s an idea that been embedded into our thinking of managers since the 1980s - and I should also say, instilled over the years by business schools - as the ideal to aim for.

Read More

Supply Chain - Brexit Trick or Treat?

By Professor Richard Wilding OBE

The new Halloween date for Brexit means supply chains are faced with a round of Trick or Treat in the lead up to October.

Read More

Supply Chain Innovations

By Dr Soroosh Saghiri
Read More

Impact of Disruptive Trends on Logistics & Supply Chain Management Practices – The Retail Sector

By Cranfield School of Management

Many businesses have found innovative use of technology has disrupted the traditional approach to supply chain strategy and the impact of supply chain management on business performance.

Read More

Leadership for Next Generation Supply Chains

By Professor Richard Wilding OBE

Leadership is all about people aiming to create direction, alignment and commitment within a team. Being an effective supply chain leader is becoming increasingly challenging because a company’s supply chain has to operate in two ways simultaneously to be effective.

Read More

Supply Chain Strategy

By Professor Richard Wilding OBE

Supply chain strategy can be summarised as the operational execution of the business mission. So firstly, understand the business mission, reflect on the corporate strategy of the organisation and plan accordingly.

Read More

Subscribe to Email Updates

New Call-to-action
New Call-to-action
Faculty article call to action
New Call-to-action