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    The importance of reducing the impact of supplier risk in the global supply chain

    Business, Chris Catto-Smith, Published on 05/04/2017

    » Supplier risk is not a new concept. We continually face supplier risk in both personal and business environments: when we invest in the stock market, await the next version of a smartphone, or even when we purchase groceries. For most organisations, reducing the impact of supplier risk on their respective supply chains is a key priority.

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    New expectations for supply-chain skills development

    Business, Chris Catto-Smith, Published on 28/01/2015

    » In our last article, we presented our State of the Nation for the Supply Chain as it applied to this region. We felt it challenged the readiness of many organisations to embrace supply-chain management (SCM) development opportunities, and in reality our message was clear. Many large organisations are not even mastering the basics and are struggling in how to establish appropriate supply-chain strategies and improvement initiatives that can support efficient cross-business processes while developing internal functional skills to support them.

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    Need for Asean Supply Chain Integration

    Business, Chris Catto-Smith, Published on 04/06/2014

    » Southeast Asian economic integration next year will create a competitive market of 600 million people with a combined GDP of $2.1 trillion, solid growth, low manufacturing costs and a rising middle class hungry for the consumer experience across 10 countries.

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    Developing scm skills in southeast asia

    Business, Chris Catto-Smith, Published on 15/08/2012

    » With the growing acceptance that good logistics and supply chain performance is critical to maintaining competitiveness and success, business and government leaders realise that further investment is needed to develop more appropriate managerial skills and capabilities.

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    Managing talent in the supply chain

    Business, Chris Catto-Smith, Published on 18/07/2012

    » In a business world of increasing complexity, globalisation, fluctuating economic conditions and rapidly expanding new markets, supply chain management has become a critical component to achieve success or even just ensure corporate survival. However, Southeast Asia faces an even greater challenge to match new investments in national infrastructure with effective supply chain and logistic capabilities to ensure competitiveness and sustainable growth. Ironically, some previously restricted markets (most recently being opened for development and enjoying an influx of financial investment to develop their economies) are facing a huge gap in supply chain and logistics talent to make it all happen.

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