Supply chain digitisation: A shift from driving efficiency to building resilience

If there’s one thing that COVID-19 has taught us it is that digitisation is a lifeline that supports supply chains to weather blips as well as prolonged periods of crisis. In fact, more than 80% of business leaders in Southeast Asia plan to adopt more forms of digitisation in supply chains to build resiliency for […]

The impact of ethical sourcing on supply chains

What are the ethical issues with some of our supply chains? It is easy to live our busy lives and take for granted all the products at our disposal every day without ever considering where they come from, how they were made and under what conditions. So, let’s look at a few examples that should […]

Reconnecting two crucial components of supply chains – manufacturing and distribution

Our reliance on imports and the disconnect between manufacturing and distribution operations in Australia were exposed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. We either couldn’t get products on our shores or locally manufactured products were flying off the shelves because distribution operations couldn’t keep up with significant demand spikes. This has highlighted the need […]

Is a high bay warehouse right for us? Top five considerations

Are you considering whether a high bay warehouse is the right choice for your business? TMX has considerable experience delivering high bay warehouses, both in Australia and overseas. Here we share five things to consider. 1. To clad or not to clad… that is the question A “rack clad” high bay refers to a warehouse […]

Logistics and warehouse innovation: a beginners’ guide to acronyms

The world of supply chain management, warehousing, automation and logistics is full of acronyms that can be bamboozling for novices. TMX is Asia Pacific’s leading provider of supply chain management, warehousing, automation and logistics solutions. Here we share a helpful guide to some common acronyms in the supply chain industry: AGV – Automated Guided Vehicles: […]

Introduction to blockchain for supply chain management

Pundits have made some extraordinary claims about blockchain: Blockchain will be bigger than the internet and the industrial revolution combined. Blockchain will end slavery. Blockchain will add $3.1tn to the global economy by 2030. Putting aside some of the more outrageous claims, it’s hard to deny the fact that blockchain technology is expected to revolutionise […]

Megatrends in warehousing, supply chain and logistics

TMX is Asia Pacific’s leading warehouse consultancy. Here our team shares five megatrends that we have observed in the supply chain, logistics and warehousing sectors in recent times. The robots are here! Robotics and automation, including fixed robotics, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are now commonplace in Australian warehouses. These solutions […]

Implications of blockchain for supply chain management

Blockchain technology has already begun to drive a seismic shift in the supply chain management sector, and we at TMX expect this disruption to continue. In this article, we explore how blockchain technology will impact supply chain management and provide some examples. If you’re looking for an introduction to blockchain, check out our article Introduction […]

COVID-19 to drive the next generation of supply chain transformations

For the last 15 years, many Australian retailers have been focusing on creating lean supply chains to reduce costs, however the spread of COVID-19 has greatly disrupted these once efficient operations. In the last couple of months, the disruption to supply chains has raised issues around inventory levels, sourcing and online fulfilment strategies. At the […]