Strategic supply chain operations put companies on a path to sustained improvement critical to business operations including company costs and profits.
The economic downturn, increased pricing pressures from customers and challenges around operational and financial performance are all placing significant pressure on corporate supply chain operations. Supply chain functions are critical business operations and have a significant impact on company costs and profits.
Supply chain operations include the systems, structures and processes to plan and execute the flow of goods and services from supplier to customer. To maximize effectiveness, it is critical to evaluate both internal operations and the extended supply chain that includes suppliers and customers.
The value of successfully addressing supply chain challenges is not only cost savings, but also significant quality and customer service improvements across the entire supply chain. The need for improved and integrated supply chain planning and execution has become a common theme for companies of all sizes.