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    Logistics and supply chain management – risk management


    by patrickdixon

    899 views Future of logistics and supply chain management for Deutsche Post and DHL. Risk of institutional blindness – blind to opportunities and risks. Danger of missing innovation, new ideas, creative change because part of organisation too long. Provoke out of the box, fresh thinking. Managing uncertainty, unlikely events happen often because so many potential wild cards. Multinational corporations managing risk. Logistics and distribution risks critical with just in time systems, low stock, controlled inventory, warehousing, manufacturing, supply chain. Sub-prime crisis was a wild card risk. Hundreds of other risks in financial instruments, hedge funds. Contagion in globalised world. Strategy development, multiple strategies, and multiple scenarios planning for change. New mergers and acquisitions. Disruptive events such as Sars or Bird flu. Business management video by keynote conference speaker Dr Patrick Dixon, Futurist and author of 12 books on global trends including Futurewise and Building a Better Business. Future of logistics and supply chain management. Future of national post offices and postal service monopolies. DHL, Fedex and UPS global competition for just-in-time courier services. Growth of air freight, alternative delivery services. Deregulation of delivery services. Distribution and supplies of components, raw materials and finished products. Package and parcel RFID tracking technologies and RFID controversy. Road, rail, air and shipping comparative costs. Inflation and outsourcing. Overnight delivery and same day delivery services -- growing demand. Pharmacies and garages lead way. Integration of EPOS data. Planning security of supplies and risk management. Online tracking and tracing of products. Integration into global supply chain, suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, warehouses, retail. How technology reduce costs in distribution. Last mile. Home delivery, office and factory delivery. Video by keynote conference speaker Dr Patrick Dixon, ...