Numerous supply chain organizations lack a clearly defined strategy that is aligned with the expectations of the internal business unit customers they serve. As a result, the supply chain organization often serves in an “order taker” role, which significantly impedes its ability to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace and provide significant savings for the larger enterprise.
To compete effectively, supply chain organizations need to be flexible and exert an integrated capability to recognize business needs and obtain visibility into the markets that serve them. This requires aligning what the key parties in a company – corporate, business unit, and supply chain – expect to achieve and what is required from the larger enterprise to enable a particular outcome. In this white paper, ScottMadden discusses these challenges and outlines how companies can extract more value from their supply chain organizations.
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