1. The Evolution of Supply Chain
The first great infographic is one made by the university of San Fransisco, which allows us to stroll trough the history and evolution of The Supply Chain. An astonishing graphic!
The term Supply Chain Management may have only been around since 1983, but the task of moving, storing and tracking products has a long history.
The early forklift revolutionized warehouses in the 1920s while the first UPC barcode in 1974 revolutionized inventory and retail operations. IBM’s computerized inventory system emerged in 1967, leading to a cascade of advancements as did the 1983 Arpanet forerunner of the Internet. Source: http://www.usanfranonline.com/
2. 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch
Professor Burcu Keskin from will shares in this post the 7 supply chain trends that working professionals should watch.
As pressure to improve supply chain cost performance increases for many companies, the evaluation and selection of competent suppliers becomes a key concern. Typically, total cost, quality, and delivery performance appear as critical factors in the supplier selection process. However, complex supplier relationships, unreliable sources of material supply, and ever-increasing customer expectations greatly add to the expectations to select the best suppliers and conduct their operations more efficiently. Source: http://www.supplychainopz.com/
3. Today's Global Supply Chain
Number three in the list is a resourceful supply chain disruption-graphic made by FM Global.
Supply chain disruption is one of the leading causes of business volatility. The FM Global Resilience Index is the first data-driven tool and repository that ranks the business resilience of 130 countries. It is designed to help executives evaluate and manage supply chain risk. Nine key drivers of supply chain risk are grouped into three categories: economic, risk quality and supply chain factors. These combine to form the composite index. Scores are bound on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 representing the lowest resilience and 100 being the highest resilience.
4. Top 10 logistics & supply chain facts of 2014
This is an infographic from Canada logistics service provider, Morai Logistics, and treats the 10 logistics and supply chain facts of the last year. Beautiful and intelligent!
5. Ways to green the food supply Chain
We conclude this list with a 'finger lickin' good and sustainable graphic from Marylhurst University’s Online MBA in Sustainable Business program. It highlights some of the key issues and benefits of greening the food supply chain.
As we move toward an increasingly populated world, with a growing appetite, it will become increasingly more important to develop methods and processes in the food industry which reduce carbon emissions, reduce food waste, and boost the bottom line for businesses in the agriculture and food industry. These opportunities to green the food supply chain could be great challenges for eco-entrepreneurs and startups to address, by building innovative solutions for growers, distributors, transporters, retailers, and food manufacturers.
The infographics in this list are in random order.