Integrated & Optimised Supply Chain (I&OSC)
What are the key Supply Chain challenges causing concerns to most businesses today? Or, when managed effectively, can a fully integrated and streamlined Supply Chain serve as a significant competitive advantage?
Due to rapidly changing market dynamics, Supply Chain challenges are surfacing more prominently than ever before; challenges such as: delayed product innovation and development, unfulfilled orders, customer and consumer complaints on quality/out of stock, unaffordable cost increases/inventory levels, complex product portfolio issues, high cost of technologies, slow response to regulation changes etc. These factors have singularly or collectively contributed to the fast erosion of the consumer confidence and competitive positions of many organisations. Or, how can the appropriate focus and design for these individual Supply Chain elements or the Supply Chain as a whole (including manufacturing facilities) help build sustainably successful businesses for the future? In short, the factors driving the traditional supply chain have changed and the role of the supply chain has become much more strategic in nature.