Achieving Operational Efficiency in Supply Chain

By CIOReview | Friday, March 23, 2018
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The efficiency of the supply chain of an organization is its core standard of performance. This efficiency measures the ratio of work performed in a process and whether the process is using the best practices and making most of the available resources. The core focus of an effective supply chain will be the outcome and external standards. A well-built supply chain system can be the key to improve margins, drive positive consumer experiences, support expansion, and reduce operating costs. Analyzing and identifying the best strategy to move a product to its final destination requires optimizing order processing, outbound schedules, and reverse logistics techniques.

The selection of right prediction and contingency planning tools can ensure a comprehensive view and effective response to risks, including political upheaval, suppliers going out of business, and natural calamities affecting manufacturing. Organizations can then adjust pricing as well as promotion strategies to shape demand, move additional product quickly, drive revenue growth, or further expand margins for a high-demand product with limited market supply.

The key to successful logistics is to have the foresight to leverage opportunities and mitigate challenging events so that businesses not only survive but succeed. Furthermore, companies must deploy dynamic planning capabilities and continually fine-tune operations to ensure responsive agility to meet changing demands. The modern supply chain model insists for more continuous and dynamic adjustments to rapidly respond to changing market, minimizing or even eliminating shocks across the supply network.