Working Against World-Class Supply Chain Superiority

This is the final part of a three-part series on world-class supply chain. Missed the first two? Click here for part 1, and here for part 2.

There are certain things that are simply working against world-class supply chain superiority, and you need to be aware of them.

If you’ve followed our series so far, we’ve provided several ideas and strategies to achieve world-class supply chain superiority in part one and part two. However, just as important, what are the elements working against you?

Staff:

Let’s start with your staff – specifically the idea that you need to decrease the amount of people working in the organization. This isn’t true, in fact, your employees can be your greatest assets if you know how to leverage them properly.

Specializations:

Not having specializations in your departments is another common obstacle in achieving a world-class supply chain.

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Strategy:

Strategy is the next thing you need to consider. If you don’t have one, and if you’re simply maintaining the status quo, or your entire day consists of putting out fires, chances are you’re not being strategic enough and ensuring you’re following through with the strategy.

Integration:

A lack of integration is something else you may be lacking. If your different departments aren’t coming together on a consistent basis and collaborating, you’re likely missing out on many opportunities for growth and success.

C-Suite Involvement;

Finally, ensure that your C-Suite is playing a vital role in supply chain initiatives. In order to truly create a successful supply chain, your organization needs to have an “all hands on deck mentality and philosophy.

There you have it! You now have several strategies that help you achieve a world-class supply chain and also common pitfalls to keep an eye on.

What’s another element that either works for or against achieving success with your supply chain? Let us know in the comments.

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