How do you achieve a resilient supply chain with transparency, visibility, and sustainability in 2023? Focus on these four areas:
Actual two-way collaboration is necessary to achieve supply chain resiliency. Instead of chasing down parts, real-time updates and feedback all in one place are needed to make the best decisions. In order to achieve this, accurate data and the right tools are imperative for this process to create a holistic environment for both your organization and supply chain for ultimate success together.
To create more effective and efficient supply chain management we need data. Everyone wants data and has it in some form. Unfortunately, what is referred to as a “data lake” is often more like a bunch of random muddy puddles in a field after a huge rainstorm; not clear, not connected, unknown depths, and is generally very messy. So how do you collect it and connect it to analyze it efficiently? With digital tools.
For accurate data, visibility, resiliency, and sustainability, ultimately, you need the right tools. Organizations everywhere realize and understand that more tools are required to level up a system, replace a system, or bridge the gaps with existing systems. With the right tools, data can be collected and organized in an easy-to-use platform with dashboards and reports at your fingertips to continually monitor, collaborate and analyze your data.
Manufacturers everywhere have a lot at stake. However, going away is the “do it or else” attitude regarding supply chain. Instead, it is being replaced with holistic, collaborative, and honest relationships with key suppliers and competitors. In 2022, I heard more and more, “how can we work together to get this done?”
Wordsmithing mashups with competitor + partnership + friendship are coming into play like ‘friendtitor,’ ‘partnitor,’ and ‘competiship.’
Right now I am loving this more open-minded approach to chaining business processes and practices. I’m excited to be a part of this ecosystem and change for the future.