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EMMERGING SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

Supply chains around the world are being transformed!

Overview

Supply chains around the world are being transformed. External pressures, technology trends and internal evolution are prompting companies to re-evaluate their network to determine how their future supply chain should be structured, both in terms of capacity and capabilities. For many organisations, the pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic stretched logistics to their limits, revealing inefficiencies and areas for improvement.

COVID19 AND ITS IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAINS

Covid-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for supply chains globally!

What we Do

Covid-19 has upended global supply chains, exposing critical gaps, disruptions and vulnerabilities. Many organisations scrambled to gauge the financial risks to their suppliers and their ability to navigate new restrictions. So often underutilised and undervalued by organisations they support, supply chain has swiftly emerged as an essential enabler of strategic agility in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Key Research Focus Areas include:

  • The implications of Covid-19 and its impact to supply chains;
  • Supply chain practices and strategies in response to Covid-19
  • Supply chain challenges and lessons from Covid-19;
  • Post Covid-19_supply chain strategies, structure, technology and finance.

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DIGITATLISATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

The future of supply chains is being transformed globally by the development of a more digitalised environment!

What we Do

The digitalization of information and the application of advanced innovative technologies present the opportunity to drive business value throughout the supply chain. Hence, digital technology is accelerating the pace of business and transforming procurement and supply chains. Transforming the supply chain digitally can lead to a 50% reduction in process costs and increase revenue by 20%. AISCR research on digitalisation provide insights on how public and private institutions are embracing technology as a driver for procurement and supply chain in the era of 4IR. Key Research Focus Areas include:

  • Integrated ERP system
  • e-sourcing
  • e-market place
  • e-government procurement
  • e-Tendering
  • Performance management
  • Internet of Things
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

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SUPPLY CHAIN AND SUSTAINABILITY

Supply chain practices that has the most positive environmental, social and economic impacts possible over the entire life cycle.

What we Do

Supply chains represent around 50% to 70% of corporates’ sustainability footprint. Consumer goods supply chains alone account for more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions, 80% of water withdrawals and 75% of forced and child labour infringements. With this picture as background, organisations are coming under increasing pressure to identify, manage and report on sustainability risks within their supply chains. Therefore, to fully manage the total environmental impact of their businesses, organisations must manage and reduce the impact not only of their direct operations but also that of all of their suppliers and those suppliers’ suppliers. Key Research Focus Areas include:

  • State of Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Creating a Circular Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Traceability
  • Supply Chain Carbon Emissions
  • Social and Working Conditions
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Sustainability Standards
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Supply Chain Carbon Emissions

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Put us to work with a research project on a topic that supports your organization’s goals.

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