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The SCiP team regularly contribute to the topic of supply chains in press, articles and publications:

Raconteur

‘Too many businesses do not consider the supply chain as they develop their business strategy’

Raconteur

Demand for products and services ultimately drives supply chains. As the demand pattern for products varies, so does the supply chain.

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The project report is available to download from the JDA website here

Manufacturers
The next industrial revolution with reinvent supply chains

Manufacturers' monthly

Digital mediation platforms and trends such as the circular economy will profoundly change the ways manufacturers operate, believes supply chain expert Jan Godsell. Brent Balinski spoke to the Warwick Manufacturing Group professor about how this could look.

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Europe and Middle East Outlook article
Research shows manufacturers aren’t using process or data and analytics effectively as part of their supply chain planning process

Europe & Middle East Outlook

European manufacturers are failing to effectively use data and analytics when it comes to supply chain planning and segmentation, according to a new report from JDA Software Group, Inc., and WMG, at the University of Warwick.

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Fresh News
JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study Reveals Most European Manufacturers “Fail” on Supply Chain Segmentation

Fresh News

Research shows manufacturers aren’t using process or data and analytics effectively as part of their supply chain planning process. European manufacturers are failing to effectively use data and analytics when it comes to supply chain planning and segmentation, according to a new report from JDA Software Group, Inc., and WMG, at the University of Warwick.

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Supply Management article
Firms use 'rule of thumb' to plan supply chains

Supply Management

European manufacturers are failing to make the most of data and analytics tools to plan and segment their supply chains, according to a new report.

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Supply chain December 2016
Manufacturers ignoring supply chain segmentation

The Manufacturer

Manufacturers are failing to effectively leverage data and analytics when it comes to supply chain planning and segmentation, according to new research from University of Warwick’s WMG and JDA Software Group.

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Supply chain
JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study Reveals Most European Manufacturers “Fail” on Supply Chain Segmentation

Digital Journal

European manufacturers are failing to effectively use data and analytics when it comes to supply chain planning and segmentation, according to a new report from JDA Software Group, Inc., and WMG, at the University of Warwick.

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Supply chain seasonal eating
Academic highlights cost of non seasonal production

BBC News

Professor Jan Godsell told a meeting in Cookstown that shoppers should be prepared to go back to eating seasonal food.

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Bogof deals
BOGOF deals are 'immoral'

Fresh Produce Journal

Supermarket multi-buy offers are "immoral" because they encourage waste. Buy-one-get-one-gree (bogof) deals lure shoppers into wasting money.

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ADS Advance
Time for change in chain management

ADS Advance

The UK defence industry is on the cusp of fundamental change. It has the opportunity to adopt a more supply chain-orientated way of working that will benefit everybody - if it can leave some of its historic practices behind.

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Jan Godsell
Putting the UK at the heart of the global supply chain

Business Quarter (BQ)

It is frustrating to see UK industry adopt a narrow and limiting perspective to the supply chain, especially in today’s globalised world. Such a narrow perspective is damaging to UK industry...

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MXReport
The evolving role of European SMEs: Building Capability for Today and Tomorrow

Manufacturing Excellence (Germany)

Whilst much of the management literature suggests that it was possible to 'copy paste' models for business success from one context to another, experience has demonstrated that this is not usually the case...

Complete report here, also available on Amazon

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Logistics Innovation
Configuring Supply Chains of the Future

VNL Logistics Innovation Feb 2014

A critical challenge for the supply chain is its response to increasingly volatile demand; its ability to be customer responsive or demand driven...

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Business Reporter
"People think the only benefit you get from supply chains is cost reduction. That's rubbish!"

Business Reporter

We are all more involved in the supply chain industry than we might think. The products we buy and the places we work can all have some sort of impact on supply chains...

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The Manufacturer
Do we really want to become the 're-shore nation'?

The Manufacturer

Simplistically, off-shoring is a term used to describe the shift from local production to production in a more global setting. Off-shoring was driven by a desire to reduce production costs, predominantly due to lower labour costs. What we are essentially seeing now is a shift back to local production; manufacturing returning to the UK. But why? What’s changed?

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Thriving in a Turbulent World
Thriving in a Turbulent World: The power of supply chain segmentation

Professor Jan Godsell

In their pursuit to survive the fierce competition created by the global economic down turn businesses face the apparently conflicting challenges of driving growth through innovation whilst simultaneously reducing costs. Whilst it has been long recognised that ‘one size does not fit all’ businesses have been slow to adopt the principles of SC segmentation critical for the simultaneous delivery of cost leadership and differentiation.

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