Ericsson extends global supply chain with smart factory

Ericsson has announced plans to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the US. The state-of-the-art factory will produce Advanced Antenna System radios to boost network capacity and coverage, including rural coverage, as well as 5G radios for urban areas,...

Address the entire supply chain to drive consumer behaviour

Changing consumer behaviour and creating loyalty throughout the supply chain are areas every FMCG manufacturer is trying to achieve. By Jaco Saunders, unit lead at MacMobile However, these are the last links and typically the most difficult elements to manipulate....

Volatility, uncertainty can disrupt the supply chain

Take a look at the news headlines today and you'll find volatility is a trend across the globe. Consider Brexit or the trade wars between the US and China or even, more recently, trade wars between the US and Mexico. All of this uncertainty leads to anxiety and never...

Importance of researching and vetting third parties

Numerous risk management procedures can be employed in support of an organisation's best interest. However, few practices are as significant as due diligence. Due diligence involves meticulously understanding third parties, which include suppliers, partners,...