As a government agency, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is tasked with a major goal: to further the development of Abu Dhabi as a dynamic and fast-evolving global destination of distinction through diverse leisure, business, culture and entertainment experiences for residents and international tourists. With a responsibility driven by government, achieving this places greater scrutiny on the organisation’s resources, budget and in turn its procurement function. Waleedi AlSaeedi, Director of Procurement at DCT Abu Dhabi, recognises this responsibility. “In order for the organisation to best serve the people of the UAE, my procurement department has to consistently innovate and operate with agility and foresight in order to ensure that our operations have the goods, services and materials that it needs, and that the most cost-effective resources in the market are procured,” he says. DCT Abu Dhabi’s departments use a variety … [Read more...] about Procurement Transformation & Supply Chain Digitalisation at the Department of Culture and Tourism
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A number of industry experts say Amazon is prepping to take on FedEx and UPS. Amazon says its network is used only to move goods in-house to manage its quickly rising shipping costs. But its network of ocean freight containers, trailers, fulfillment centres, cargo planes, and more is so large that not even Amazon could fill it, analysts say. Amazon’s moves in logistics lines up with how it launched Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud-computing solution, now the leader in a $US176 billion market. Amazon announced the day after Christmas that it delivered an astounding 1 billion parcels over the holiday season “for free.” Yet the complicated logistics network that allows Amazon to move goods – from factory to ship to loading dock to train to truck to fulfillment center to van to your doorstep – is anything but free. Amazon’s worldwide shipping costs have grown fifteenfold from 2009 to 2018. Net sales increased by sevenfold in the … [Read more...] about Amazon took over the $176 billion market for cloud computing. Now it’s using the same playbook in logistics.
Globalization and digitization are fully disrupting the supply chain industry, where connectivity and demands for rapid, efficient solutions are driving continuous change. From utilizing predictive analytics to unlock greater value from large volumes of data, to the implementation of automation, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, the industry is undergoing a seismic shift. In order to garner further insights in remaining agile and to guarantee customer trust, industry leaders have sought to reshape traditional supply chain models. Providing exceptional end-to-end solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide, Creation Technologies is no stranger in delivering bespoke solutions for those who in need of a responsive design and manufacturing partner. Amidst an evolving technology landscape, the company has partnered with more than 200 OEMs worldwide since its inception, accelerating time-to-market, reducing customer operating costs, while sharing … [Read more...] about Creation Technologies: collaboration across the digital supply chain
Mike Landry, Senior Supply Chain Management Consultant at Genpact, discusses how the transformation of the retail supply chain continues to be powered by technology. Over the last ten years, major companies all over the world have built their supply chains to be efficient. This is particularly true in the consumer goods space due to the tighter margin pressures at play. As the supply chain conversation has shifted in recent years, these same companies are now facing the challenge of rebuilding or adapting those efficient and robust supply chains to be measured on agility. The key to this has been the disruptive nature of technology. Mike Landry, Senior Supply Chain Management Consultant at Genpact, believes that technology will ultimately prove to be both the key challenge and the key to overcoming it. “The question for businesses now is, how do they change the dynamics of the supply chain without disrupting the business?” he says. “The good news is that, … [Read more...] about Genpact: The supply chains of the future unconstrained by the ones of the past
Supply chain management is undergoing rapid digital transformation. The old, manual processes which hold companies back are making way for technologies like cloud computing and advanced analytics. With so much opportunity, however, it can be difficult to prioritise. To help get the most out of current supply chain innovation and maximise profits in 2019, here are three areas of supply chain technology which will can have the most impact on your operations in 2019. Maximise the value of your data using advanced analytics The cornerstone of many supply chain management technology programmes is standardised and effective data management. This enables the application of advanced analytics which unlocks the nascent value in your ERP data. Research from the Hackett Group, shows that 66% of supply chain leaders believe advanced analytics will be critically important to their supply chain operations in the next two to three years. But, before you can start implementing advanced analytics, … [Read more...] about Supply chain management amidst a rapid digital transformation