You can reduce the time to develop and deploy new Supply Chain design with up to 80% if you use Supply Chain design technology as an enabler. In this blogpost you can learn more about how.
Persistent challenges from increasing customer demands, disruptive competitors, and economic fluctuations make the optimization of Supply Chain designs harder. Various megatrends mean, that Supply Chain complexity and risk are growing. Decision making speed and quality need to increase to enable faster recovery from disruptions. At the same time, there is a need to handle real-time data and complex business requirements across multiple networks. At the same time it is necessary to balance risks and trade-offs. Learn more about how you can turn your Supply Chain design into a competitive advantage with technology in this blogpost.
The greatest risks lie in the Supply Chain
Supply Chains are increasingly at risk of disruption. It can be argued that the greatest risk to business continuity lies in the wider Supply Chain of key suppliers and customers (supply/demand networks) rather than within the company itself. As Supply Chain networks increase in complexity because of outsourcing, globalization, and trading environment volatility, so too has the risk of disruption. The vulnerability of networks has increased because of longer, leaner supply lines within the networks.
While many risks to the Supply Chain come from the external environment, such as war, pandemics, and earthquakes, there is growing evidence that the Supply Chain structure is itself the source of significant risk. The same events that once might have caused minor local disruptions may now affect entire businesses, industries, or economies. At the same time, we know that 80% of the costs come from the design of the Supply Chain.
The ideals of a fully integrated, efficient, and effective Supply Chain
The challenge of the Supply or Operations manager is to achieve the ideals of fully integrated, efficient, and effective Supply Chains capable of creating and sustaining competitive advantages. They must balance downward cost pressures and the need for efficiency with effective ways to manage the demands of market-driven service requirements. At the same time, they need to ensure a resilient and transparent Supply Chain.
By democratizing the processes and thereby reducing functional and data silos, creating an environment for constant learning, using a Supply Chain digital twin to visualize the current Supply Chain and advanced algorithms to model the future, there is an opportunity for ambitious companies to move from episodic one-off design reviews to a state of continuous design. To many, that means transforming from a manual approach to a digital one.
Time to develop and deploy can be reduced by up to 80%
From our experience, when Supply Chains are designed to adapt and evolve, companies are prepared to make tradeoffs, optimize policies, develop scenarios, and accelerate the time between making and executing decisions. We typically see a reduction in time to develop and deploy optimized solutions by up to 80%. Leaders are empowered to make the best decisions based on valuable Supply Chain intelligence. At the end of the day, it benefits the bottom line and gives the flexibility to manage constant change and risk.
Checkout the below graphic which simplifies the time it takes to develop and deploy a model: