Supply Chain Management: Through the looking glass

Increased transparency in the supply chain is just one of the challenges faced by suppliers and demanded by customers. Deirdre Cashion reports.

4th May, 2014
Simon Bell, commercial manager, Sage: said the national payments plan would have a big impact on the supply chain.

Supply chain management is a complex business. Faced with increasing globalisation and calls by consumers for more socially responsible procurement policies, organisations are struggling to build supply chains to meet the challenges of these competing demands.

''With an increasingly connected world and changing consumer behaviours, we have seen a demand for improved supply chain transparency, said Darren Lynch, supply chain lead at Accenture Ireland.

''Some examples include ensuring ethical behaviour, fair trade, child protection and...

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